Can you use expired Advair? 

Can you use expired Advair? 

You can use Advair if it has recently expired. Advair does not become toxic after it has expired, but it does begin to lose its effectiveness with time. This is why it is not recommended to use expired Advair for more than 4-6 months. 

What are the dangers associated with the use of expired Advair? 

Expired Advair is not dangerous and it doesn’t harm you in any way. However, it stops being effective as the formulation loses its potency gradually. This will result in therapeutic failure as you will most likely not see any positive difference in your symptoms. 

The reason why it is not recommended to take expired meds is that there is no guarantee regarding their safety and efficacy and you can’t find out how much potency of the drug has already been lost. They usually don’t harm you but they could harm some people inevitably. 

This is why the Food and Drug Administration recommended that you should not use expired medications (1). It’s better to talk to your doctor or pharmacist for a fresh prescription or recommended OTC medications. 

What to do if you have used expired Advair? 

If you have expired Advair, it will most likely result in therapeutic failure. You should reach out to your healthcare provider and get a new prescription. Expired Advair does not pose a health risk, but if you feel unusual, immediately talk to your doctor.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Don’t Be Tempted to Use Expired Medicines [Internet]. Silver Spring (MD): U.S. Food and Drug Administration; 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 22]. Available from: