Does Nasonex expire?

Does Nasonex expire?

Yes, Nasonex does expire. It usually comes with a shelf-life of about 1-2 years.  Nasonex spray can be used to relieve allergic symptoms in both adults and children (3 years of age and older). 

It’s not recommended by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use expired medications and Nasonex is no exception (1). Such precautions are even important for adults, let alone for children. You should neither use expired Nasonex by yourself nor should you give it to your child. 

What are the possible dangers associated with the use of expired Nasonex? 

Expired Nasonex may or may not cause any harm, but it would still be a risk to use it. Once the medication is past the expiration date, it is no longer under the manufacturer’s guarantee and no one can determine the possible health risks of the expired product. 

Some storage factors can also speed up the process of drug degradation. This is why you should avoid using expired meds. 

What to do if you have used expired Nasonex? 

If you have used expired Nasonex and you feel irritation or a burning sensation, immediately report it to your healthcare provider. Although it is a rare outcome, it could inevitably happen to anyone. 

It could happen to you or your child after using expired Nasonex as the medication has no guarantee whatsoever. It would be wise of you to discard the expired Nasonex and get a new one if needed. 

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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 27]. Available from: