Is it safe to use Lutein or other drugs that are past their expiry dates?

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Offline Jimbee

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Macular degeneration runs in my family. Both my father and my grandfather had it. So when I heard taking the supplement Lutein could help prevent it, I immediately wanted to get on board.

The only thing is, Lutein wasn't in the vitamin/mineral dietary supplement I was already taking. So I went to a nearby pharmacy, and I bought two bottles. There are about 30 gel tablets in each bottle. So I thought I'd be set for a while.

The only thing is, upon closer examination of the bottles, I discovered they expired in August of 2013--almost a year ago, exactly.

Returning the bottles would be kind of a hassle. So, is it safe to take expired Lutein? I really need to know.

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« Last Edit: 05/09/2014 09:08:26 by chris »

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Re: Using Expired Lutein?
« Reply #1 on: 28/08/2014 01:52:06 »


Returning the bottles would be kind of a hassle. So, is it safe to take expired Lutein? I really need to know.

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I would suggest you take the time and ask your druggist that question. He would either affirm this question or trade your bottle of outdated pills for another of an up to date item.
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