What happens when you take expired aspirin?

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asked Jul 19 in Other- Health by Michealhomchick (1,220 points)
What happens when you take expired aspirin?

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answered Jul 19 by marsiamars (850 points)
When you take expired aspirin the aspirin will just not be as effective as fresh aspirin and it will take a bit longer for it to work.

However nothing bad will happen when you take expired aspirin as it's still safe to take expired aspirin.

It's okay to take expired aspirin.

Taking expired aspirin will do you no harm and your health won't suffer when taking expired aspirin.

Expired aspirin is safe to take although when aspirin expires the expired aspirin becomes less effective at treating the issue it's supposed to treat.

So it can take longer for the aspirin to work on the pain and you may need to increase your dosage a little bit.

Just don't overdose on the aspirin.

Aspirin is usually good and still effective within 5 years of it's expiration date.

After 5 years past the expiration date the aspirin becomes less effective although it's still safe to take.

I have a bottle of aspirin I'm still using that expired in 2017 and now it's 2021 so the aspirin has expired 4 years ago.

It's not as effective as fresh aspirin but it still works to get rid of the pain I'm experiencing.
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answered Aug 2 by Lectron (2,160 points)
If you have expired aspirin you can still safely take the expired aspirin although it won't work as good or as fast as fresh aspirin and you may need to up your dosage slightly.

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