Could i use expired ear medicine?
i have a mild yet bothersome ear pain. i have some medicine from a while ago that expired in january. the medicine is called VOSOL HC/ACETASOL HC. i have looked it up on the internet but cant find much that will benefit me. do u think its ok to take or should i just take an asprin and call doc?
Asked by Gay Stiverson 4 months ago.
A good bit of the time meds have expired (a date when "SEALED") after it's date it becomes shall we say weaker. (someone please expound on this) Opened (seal broken) is totally different. But, be it way back in Jan. I wouldn't take the chance. Because your ear is to sensitive & next to your brain. Answered by Oscar Staal 4 months ago.
Don't use an expired ear drug as it could have lost potency or be contaminated with bacteria. You might want to see an ENT specialist instead of your family doc in case it's something serious. For now, take Tylenol or ibuprofen, stay away from aspirin, though. Vosol is a hydrocortisone steroidal preparation so you were treated for an inflammatory process of some kind. Answered by Antoinette Bourff 4 months ago.
Acetasol Hc Answered by Kathrine Padiong 4 months ago.
go ahead and use it. most meds are good long beyond their expiration dates, which are put on there to be super-cautious. if these are drops I suggest heating it A TINY BIT in the microwave before putting drops in ear. lie on your side while applying and stay down for a couple of minutes so it doesn't all drain out immediately. then put a bit of cotton in there to soak up the stuff and keep it in contact with your ear canal. this also serves to keep your ear warm. many ear troubles are simple viruses or allergies and nothing to worry about. Answered by Simonne Median 4 months ago.
Just call the doc. Answered by Fernando Freeberg 4 months ago.
Ummmm.... If I were you I would just go to the doctor. In January though, naw that's just tooooo long ago. Answered by Hyon Flota 4 months ago.
take asprin and call the doc Answered by Nereida Kruegel 4 months ago.