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Is it safe to take expired Advil?

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It is not recommended to take Advil after the expired date, according to Advil. After the expiration date, it is not guaranteed that the ingredients in Advil are still effective.

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Advil is used as an anti-inflammatory drug to treat fevers, headaches, back pain, menstrual cramps, minor injuries and any other inflammation within the body. If taking Advil, it should be taken as directed by the bottle label or a doctor. It is important that individuals taking Advil only take the designated amount of Advil. Taking too much Advil can lead to stomach ulcers, heartburn and possibly bleeding, according to Advil.

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