Do expired medicines become poison? What would happen if I ate this medicine?
Manufacturing date and its expiry date are written in any product.
After the expiry date given on the medicine, the company’s guarantee regarding its safety and effectiveness ends.
If by mistake someone has consumed expired medicine, then the doctor should be contacted immediately.
New Delhi. Whenever we buy any item, we usually check its expiry date. Expiry date is also definitely written on every item. From medicine to milk or bread, expiry date is definitely mentioned in all. Let us tell you that two types of dates are written in it.
In every item, one is the date of making the product i.e. manufacturing date and the other is its expiry date. But sometimes it happens that when needed, we eat the medicine kept at home without checking the expiry date. Whereas you know that expired medicines get spoiled and their effect also ends or has bad effect.
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You will be surprised to know these things
Today, here we will tell you some such things about it, knowing which you will be surprised. Let us tell you that the expiry date written on medicines does not mean at all that after a certain date it becomes poison or its effect is completely lost. In such a situation, today we will know what is the meaning of expiry date written on medicines.
What is the meaning of expiry date
Let us tell you that any pharmaceutical company of the world definitely writes expiry date on its medicines. The expiry date given on medicines means that after the expiry date given on any medicine, the company’s guarantee regarding its safety and effectiveness ends.
No guarantee of effectiveness once the bottle is opened
Expiry date does not mean at all that after that date that medicine will become poison. The real meaning of the expiry date written on medicines is that the company making that medicine will not guarantee its safety and effectiveness after the due date. Not only this, let us tell you that drug manufacturers do not guarantee the effect of any medicine after opening the bottle.
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What to do if you eat expired medicine?
By the way, we should not eat expired medicine. Eating expired medicine can be very risky. We should be careful in the matter of medicines. But if by mistake someone has consumed expired medicine, then the doctor should be contacted immediately. If you have small children in your house, then you should take special care that the medicines kept in your house should be away from the reach of children.
Do not take medicine without doctor’s advice
In today’s internet world, many times we start considering ourselves equal to a doctor and start taking medicines from our mind. At the same time, decisions related to illness also start taking on their own. But if you have even a slight doubt about any medicine, then you should consult a doctor and do not consume any medicine without the doctor’s advice. By doing this you can take care of yourself and your health.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 02, 2023, 13:04 IST