Do you check the experation dates on medications? Do you ever share your prescription medications? Please read

In the last 2 weeks I have treated 4 patients in the emergency room. Who either did not check the experation dates on medications. Or gave their prescription medications to someone else.And these people who had moderate to severe reactions. There are many OTC/Prescription medications that can actually become toxic... show more In the last 2 weeks I have treated 4 patients in the emergency room. Who either did not check the experation dates on medications. Or gave their prescription medications to someone else.And these people who had moderate to severe reactions. There are many OTC/Prescription medications that can actually become toxic etc.. after experation. Also medications that are prescribed for for one person can cause problems in another patient. In one case a mother gave her 10 year old daughter cough syrup that was prescribed for the mother. It had codeine in it. The mother did not know the ingrediants in the cough syrup. The daughter was highly allergic to codeine. It took us over an hour and a half to stabilize her. Please check experation dates on all medications. And do not share prescription medications. It can be dangerous. And can be fatal. I would hate to have to treat you or your loved one's in the emergency room because of some thing that could have been avoided.
Take care all.
Kali
Update: Sorry about the spelling. I just typed it to fast. And did not spell check.
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