Answers to Common Health Literacy Questions

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about health literacy.

Does medication lose its effectiveness after its expiration date?

Expired medication can be less effective, according to the Food and Drug AdministrationOff Site Icon (FDA).

Over time, medications can change their chemical makeup and can also decrease in strength.

Talk to your doctor for more information about whether medication loses its effectiveness after its expiration date.

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Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Michael Dulan, MD, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Josh Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Nestor, MD, Trenton Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Jennifer Romaker, NP-C, Fairfield Road Physician Offices