Medicine Cabinet Stock-Up Reminder {$150 Gift Basket Giveaway}

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When was the last time you went through your medicine cabinet to check for expired medication? I cleaned ours last weekend and was shocked with how many expired products we had.  We are at the beginning of flu and cold season in Canada and getting hit with a nasty virus and being unprepared is the worse. Nobody wants to leave their house to get supplies when they are sick!

Below is a list of things you should have in your medicine cabinet. Remember most things expire, so check those expiration dates if you haven’t in a while.

  • Pain relievers for adults and children: To help with fever, aches and pains caused by the flu.
  • Throat lozenges: To help soothe a sore throat.
  • Vapour Rub for Kids and Adults: I also use it to help relieve cough symptoms at night. I love they have a “Kids” version as well.
  • Vaporizer: To ease congestion since cough suppressants and decongestants are no longer recommended for children.
  • Electrolyte Powder: You can freeze the mixture to make popsicles. These help prevent dehydration and the kids love them when they are sick or have sore throats.
  • Antibacterial wipes: To wipe down common surfaces like light switches, door handles and remote controls. Using those and constant hand washing is the best way to avoid passing the virus to everyone else.

We are also getting our flu shot at our local Shopper’s Drug Mart this weekend. We all get it every year as both of our children have asthma and they are more prone of getting respiratory infections than others. Getting the flu vaccine, hand washing, healthy eating and exercising can help you stay healthy and recover faster during the cold and dreary months!

What’s your must have product you always have at home to prepare for cold/flu season?

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Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Shopper’s Drug Mart. A product sample and/or compensation has been received for this review and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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288 responses to “Medicine Cabinet Stock-Up Reminder {$150 Gift Basket Giveaway}”

  1. Laurie P — November 11, 2016 @ 3:18 pm (#
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    I actually went thru my cabinets last weekend! a couple items got tossed!

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  2. Elizabeth Nicholson — November 11, 2016 @ 3:19 pm (#
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    About six months ago.

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  3. Judy Cowan — November 11, 2016 @ 3:21 pm (#
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    I actually went it through it last weekend, to see what we needed to stock up on for the winter.

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  4. Rosa Cross — November 11, 2016 @ 3:23 pm (#
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    I checked my medicine cabinet in the spring when I cleaned and tossed a lot, but honestly, I put some of the items back that had expired only a short time ago….like a couple of months.

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  5. Joni W — November 11, 2016 @ 3:27 pm (#
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    Ahem…a long time ago was the last time i check my med cabinet.

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  6. June Donnelly — November 11, 2016 @ 3:34 pm (#
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    A great reminder I will. Have to check my medicine cabinet. I am sure there are things that have expired!

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  7. Catherine C — November 11, 2016 @ 3:35 pm (#
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    I think the last time I checked was a year and a half ago. I had to throw out alot of expired stuff!

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  8. loriag — November 11, 2016 @ 3:36 pm (#
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    I probably last checked expiry dates on bottles in my medicine drawer about a year ago.

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  9. Gillian Morgan — November 11, 2016 @ 3:36 pm (#
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    I went through mine last weekend. I threw out so much.

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  10. Jennifer Inkster — November 11, 2016 @ 3:36 pm (#
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    About a month ago!

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  11. Cara W — November 11, 2016 @ 3:39 pm (#
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    My entire household is sick right now so we just went through our medicine to check for what is expired last weekend. This prize pack is so handy and just what we need!

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  12. Marsalie — November 11, 2016 @ 3:39 pm (#
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    I don’t think I ever have. 😁

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  13. Karli V — November 11, 2016 @ 3:42 pm (#
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    Wow! What a great giveaway! I don’t have that much in my medicine cabinet.. So I go through it quite often! With a nurse in the family she’s always on me about expired stuff too!

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  14. michelle tremblett — November 11, 2016 @ 3:45 pm (#
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    I actually cleaned out the medicine cabinet just last week.. but to be honest it was only because I had went for something in there and notice some expired meds lol

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  15. Brenda Penton — November 11, 2016 @ 3:48 pm (#
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    I did it about a month ago when I had a cold. There were lots that had to be discarded.

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  16. Sheryl Bullard — November 11, 2016 @ 3:50 pm (#
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    lol just yesterday

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  17. ivy pluchinsky — November 11, 2016 @ 3:50 pm (#
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    Actually it was just the other day and we have a lot of expired things! So this prize pack and gift card would sure come in handy

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  18. Francine — November 11, 2016 @ 3:50 pm (#
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    I checked mine in the spring.

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  19. Kim K — November 11, 2016 @ 3:55 pm (#
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    I check my medicine cabinet for expired medication a few times a year.

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  20. Florence Cochrane — November 11, 2016 @ 4:00 pm (#
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    I did a couple of weeks ago when I went looking for some throat drops.

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  21. NickyJ — November 11, 2016 @ 4:05 pm (#
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    I just went through it a few days ago when we came down with colds

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  22. Elizabeth R — November 11, 2016 @ 4:07 pm (#
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    Well I am thinking maybe I should do it now!

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  23. Alayne Langford — November 11, 2016 @ 4:08 pm (#
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    It has been about 6 months now!! 🙂

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  24. Cathy C — November 11, 2016 @ 4:08 pm (#
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    I did about 3 months ago which I hadn’t done for over a year.

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  25. Jenness M — November 11, 2016 @ 4:09 pm (#
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    I went through my medicine cabinet about 3 months ago.

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  26. Mary — November 11, 2016 @ 4:14 pm (#
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    I go through the medicine cabinet every 6months starting in September so I’m ready for cold and flu season!

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  27. Marlene Unruh — November 11, 2016 @ 4:16 pm (#
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    Probably over a year for over the counter items.

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  28. Stephanie LaPlante — November 11, 2016 @ 4:22 pm (#
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    Funny coincidence; we went through it yesterday after 5 years. We had to throw away quite a bit. Definitely need new medications.

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  29. ginette4 — November 11, 2016 @ 4:22 pm (#
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    About a month ago, I couldn’t believe how many items we had in the cabinet that were expired

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  30. angela eagle — November 11, 2016 @ 4:24 pm (#
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    actually i did it yesterday

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  31. Sylvia Haynes — November 11, 2016 @ 4:26 pm (#
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    We always have our most humidifier and children’s Motrin &a Tylenol on hand. Our son also has asthma so stopping and colds as soon as possible is very important.

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    • Sylvia Haynes — November 11th, 2016 @ 4:27 pm

      Ps we go through it every three months.

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  32. Meghan — November 11, 2016 @ 4:29 pm (#
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    I am almost done renovating my bathroom, which will finally have a decent sized medicine cabinet. It would be great to stock it nw!

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  33. Maryanne — November 11, 2016 @ 4:30 pm (#
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    A few weeks ago when we were all sick!

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  34. Jeanette Jackson — November 11, 2016 @ 4:31 pm (#
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    We have to keep our medications up to date so we don’t have any expired medications.

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  35. Lynda Cook — November 11, 2016 @ 4:32 pm (#
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    Actually I just did this, my husband is off work for chemo treatments and I cleaned out our cabinet to make room for his new meds. I was amazed at all the expired products I had, I had some in there from 2008, it’s amazing how long we keep this stuff!!

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  36. Dana Miller — November 11, 2016 @ 4:35 pm (#
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    I went through my medicine cabinet in the last 6 months. I was shocked at how much expired medication there was in the home. I take it in to the pharmacy to be properly disposed of about once a year.

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  37. Nicole Sauvageau — November 11, 2016 @ 4:44 pm (#
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    Oh my, the last time was probably spring cleaning last April. Should check that coboard again eh. Thanks for the chance.

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  38. Erika Letson — November 11, 2016 @ 4:45 pm (#
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    I actually just did it a couple of weeks ago. I like to do it a couple times a year! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Julie D — November 11, 2016 @ 4:46 pm (#
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    I don’t think I’ve done it for years! Eeek! Thanks for the reminder.

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  40. joanne darrell — November 11, 2016 @ 4:46 pm (#
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    I go through the medicine cabinet on a monthly basis.

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  41. BlessedTA — November 11, 2016 @ 4:48 pm (#
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    About 6 months ago

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  42. lynn clayton — November 11, 2016 @ 4:53 pm (#
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    ive not ceaned mine in at least a year

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  43. Debbie F — November 11, 2016 @ 4:53 pm (#
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    It’s been a long time – I guess it is time to check the medicine cabinet.

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  44. Elaine G — November 11, 2016 @ 4:53 pm (#
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    I checked about 2 months ago.

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  45. Jeannie — November 11, 2016 @ 5:07 pm (#
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    I think the last time I checked would have been about 3 months ago.

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  46. Jenn — November 11, 2016 @ 5:17 pm (#
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    Oh, it’s been a while. I think the last time I had a thorough clean through was during the spring(spring cleaning).

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  47. Amber Y — November 11, 2016 @ 5:41 pm (#
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    We went through our cabinets a few weeks ago, but before that it had been at least a year.

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  48. Adina H. — November 11, 2016 @ 5:44 pm (#
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    It’a been a few years since I went through old prescriptions… definitely due for a good clean up.

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  49. Carol Denny — November 11, 2016 @ 6:01 pm (#
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    I did it a couple of weeks ago.

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  50. Joshua Spiers — November 11, 2016 @ 6:22 pm (#
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    As bad as this sounds I dont think I have ever gone through my Medicine cabinet

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  51. Debbie White Beattie — November 11, 2016 @ 6:42 pm (#
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    I haven’t checked for at least 6 months

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  52. Tara Betterley — November 11, 2016 @ 6:52 pm (#
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    I did it this week! I need cough syrup and cold meds only to find out that it was expired:( Off to Shoppers I went!

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  53. Dawn Wiley-Rader — November 11, 2016 @ 6:56 pm (#
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    I don’t go through my medicine cabinet often enough. but I did go through it the other day when I was doing some fall cleaning

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  54. Lushka Smith — November 11, 2016 @ 6:56 pm (#
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    Maybe about a year ago, don’t have too many medications so none were expired.

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  55. Jasen H — November 11, 2016 @ 6:58 pm (#
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    I try to do it once a year, I should probably do it a bit more often!

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  56. Rosanne Robinson — November 11, 2016 @ 7:14 pm (#
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    I went through them the last time I picked up a new prescription and brought the expired meds back to the pharmacy for disposal.

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  57. BobbiJo pentney — November 11, 2016 @ 7:19 pm (#
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    I actually went through it two weeks ago. I was looking for toothpaste and decided to clean it out.

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  58. yvonne — November 11, 2016 @ 7:25 pm (#
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    I actually checked the expiry dates a couple of weeks ago.

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  59. Christine D — November 11, 2016 @ 7:25 pm (#
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    About 4 months ago.. yes it’s due!

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  60. Carole B — November 11, 2016 @ 7:33 pm (#
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    During summer i’ve done it.

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  61. kristen visser — November 11, 2016 @ 7:34 pm (#
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    Funny you ask! I actually just did this a week ago. I thought to myself “when is the last time i went through the medicine” crazy how much you find expired! I threw out almost half of our stuff!

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  62. Elizabeth Matthiesen — November 11, 2016 @ 7:36 pm (#
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    I went through in Sept, nearly time to check again. However I also always check before I take medication too.

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  63. Melinda Jana — November 11, 2016 @ 7:40 pm (#
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    probably …. 2 years ago??? I’m totally overdue for a clean up

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  64. Glogirl — November 11, 2016 @ 7:42 pm (#
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    It’s been a while since I went through the medicine cabinet. Although, I do check expiry dates prior to taking any medication from my cabinet.

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  65. marie s — November 11, 2016 @ 7:57 pm (#
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    i do it yearly about this month. thats my goal for next week for sunscreen, bug spray, expired medicine to bring to the pharmacy

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  66. Brenda — November 11, 2016 @ 8:08 pm (#
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    Ummm…I don’t think I’ve ever gone through the whole thing. I just took some old drugs to recycle to the pharmacy but didn’t go through everything.

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  67. maria — November 11, 2016 @ 8:16 pm (#
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    It was actually a few weeks ago.

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  68. M james — November 11, 2016 @ 8:38 pm (#
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    We dont have alot of medicine anyways but i do have a bunch if old prescription enhalers my boys needed like 5 years ago that should really toss !

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  69. Miriam Wilton — November 11, 2016 @ 8:40 pm (#
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    Earlier this year I did a quick clean out. I had stuff in there that expired before my 3 year old was born!!!

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  70. missbobloblaw — November 11, 2016 @ 9:23 pm (#
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    I actually just cleaned out the cabinet last week. I try to do it about twice a year.

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  71. Marisa — November 11, 2016 @ 9:27 pm (#
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    I went through my cabinet about 3 months ago and tossed expired cold meds to get ready for the new season.

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  72. Julie bolduc — November 11, 2016 @ 9:53 pm (#
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    I checked it about 3 months ago

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  73. Ryan B — November 11, 2016 @ 10:40 pm (#
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    Well that’s an easy question to answer, we have no meds in our medicine cabinet. No supplements either.
    So no need to check expiry dates!

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  74. Andrea Amy — November 11, 2016 @ 10:45 pm (#
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    I cleaned it out in September

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  75. Tina L. — November 11, 2016 @ 10:53 pm (#
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    I went through it a about two months ago

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  76. Robyn Bellefleur — November 11, 2016 @ 11:40 pm (#
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    I went through my medicine cabinet about 6 month ago.

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  77. Jennifer P. — November 11, 2016 @ 11:55 pm (#
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    I just went through mine about 3 weeks ago actually. I was rearranging our medicine storage cabinet, and decided to check for expired medicine while I was at it. I had a few things that were expired so I was glad I did it.

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  78. travelbuds — November 12, 2016 @ 12:33 am (#
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    It’s been too long but I did through some stuff out last month that had expired. It wasn’t a good going through though.

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  79. Heather Howard — November 12, 2016 @ 1:18 am (#
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    Actually it has been awhile but I have just started fall cleaning!

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  80. Erica Seaman — November 12, 2016 @ 2:54 am (#
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    It’s been awhile, but I always check the bottles before using them.

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  81. Tainan Lu — November 12, 2016 @ 3:28 am (#
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    I checked my medicine cabinet a few months ago

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  82. Suzi — November 12, 2016 @ 3:52 am (#
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    about 6 months since the last time I went through the medicine chest

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  83. DebP — November 12, 2016 @ 4:11 am (#
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    I went through everything last month. My mother moved into a nursing home, so I merged the two medicine cabinets and did a ruthless clean.

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  84. Shannon Piccoli — November 12, 2016 @ 4:46 am (#
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    Last year while I was nesting!

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  85. Kim Tanti — November 12, 2016 @ 5:12 am (#
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    I go threw my cupboards Med cabnet and change batteries when I change the clock back or forward.

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  86. Linda Hall — November 12, 2016 @ 5:13 am (#
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    I checked all our medications when we did the time change with the clocks. I take any expired products to the pharmacist for disposal. I think doing that is safer than putting them in the garbage or dumping down the toilet.

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  87. Monica Shelly — November 12, 2016 @ 5:47 am (#
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    It has been about 7 months since I went through the medicine cabinet, good reminder to do it again:)

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  88. Joy D — November 12, 2016 @ 5:50 am (#
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    Just last month when I came down with a coughing virus!

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  89. Elizabeth Robinson — November 12, 2016 @ 5:59 am (#
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    I went through it this summer

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  90. Debbie Bashford — November 12, 2016 @ 6:14 am (#
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    about a month ago

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  91. Nicole B — November 12, 2016 @ 6:18 am (#
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    I went through maybe two months ago.

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  92. Shirley S — November 12, 2016 @ 6:30 am (#
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    I went through my medicine cabinet a few months ago. I threw away some expired medication.

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  93. Andrea D — November 12, 2016 @ 7:20 am (#
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    I went through my medicine cabinet about six months ago, but I need to check it again soon.

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  94. Seham M — November 12, 2016 @ 7:29 am (#
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    About Last month we checked

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  95. Laurie Alain — November 12, 2016 @ 8:03 am (#
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    I went threw my medicine cabinet yesterday actually I am sick went to Dr she prescribed me a new puffer thought to myself hmmm got that at home checked YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EXPIRED 2110 YES I COULD USE SOME NEW STUFF LOL

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  96. Deanna Barkley — November 12, 2016 @ 8:04 am (#
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    My son and daughter faithfully check the expiry dates in the medicine cabinet. It was checked within the last month I do, however, insist that they not throw away one item. The pharmacist told me that I could ignore the expiry on it. I only use it rarely, so I don’t want to have to purchase a whole packet for one or two capsules. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  97. Linda — November 12, 2016 @ 8:22 am (#
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    I haven’t look at my medicines for a long time. I expect many of them are expired.

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  98. Julie F — November 12, 2016 @ 8:28 am (#
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    I think it was about a year ago so I must do it again!

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  99. leanne — November 12, 2016 @ 8:43 am (#
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    I don’t even remember the last time I went through it. I just throw things out as I notice the dates

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  100. Amanda — November 12, 2016 @ 9:16 am (#
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    I just went into my medicine cabinet last week!
    😊

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  101. Jody D — November 12, 2016 @ 9:52 am (#
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    Ummmm…waaaay overdue. Probably last move so that was 7 yrs ago. Thanks for the reminder!

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  102. Alison — November 12, 2016 @ 9:52 am (#
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    I can’t remember the last time I went through my cabinet to look for expired meds.

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  103. Doris H — November 12, 2016 @ 9:57 am (#
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    It’s been months since I’ve gone through it.

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  104. Lindsey — November 12, 2016 @ 10:11 am (#
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    Ummm never. For shame!

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  105. tracy k — November 12, 2016 @ 10:18 am (#
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    i checked last month.

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  106. Sunshine G — November 12, 2016 @ 10:21 am (#
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    Not as recently as I should have – maybe a few months ago?

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  107. Krista M — November 12, 2016 @ 10:35 am (#
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    Oh gosh I’m terrible at this. I never have one day dedicated to checking expired medications. It happens over the course of the year as we need things & then I realize uh oh this is expired, we need to buy a new one.

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  108. Shane Smith — November 12, 2016 @ 10:41 am (#
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    my wife usually takes care of that sort of thing a few times a year … i really only look when we need something!

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  109. K Yee — November 12, 2016 @ 10:57 am (#
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    I am usually terrible about this, but I did that job a couple of months ago.

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  110. LILLIAN BROWN — November 12, 2016 @ 11:04 am (#
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    I checked my medicine cabinet in the spring when I did my spring cleaning.

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  111. Nicole Fleming — November 12, 2016 @ 11:09 am (#
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    A few months ago

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  112. Sherry K — November 12, 2016 @ 11:13 am (#
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    Just recently because my husband needed lozenges.

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  113. nicolthe — November 12, 2016 @ 11:49 am (#
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    About two years ago.

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    • nicolthepickle — November 12th, 2016 @ 11:53 am

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  114. Janet M — November 12, 2016 @ 11:54 am (#
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    I went through everything this summer, so I tend to do it seasonally.

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  115. Janice F — November 12, 2016 @ 1:35 pm (#
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    I usually go through my medicine cabinet a few times a year. Last time was last month. Nothing thrown out this time!

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  116. Kelly young — November 12, 2016 @ 1:45 pm (#
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    I check regularly and try to keep stocked

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  117. Pat Drouillard — November 12, 2016 @ 1:57 pm (#
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    Two years aga. But I do bring them to shoppers when expire…

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  118. Donna D — November 12, 2016 @ 2:23 pm (#
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    I just moved so everything has been checked in my medicine cabinet.

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  119. Janet P — November 12, 2016 @ 2:31 pm (#
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    I think it’s been about 6 months since we’ve checked the medicine cabinet expiry dates.

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  120. rachel — November 12, 2016 @ 2:52 pm (#
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    About 6 months ago

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  121. violet taylor — November 12, 2016 @ 3:05 pm (#
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    i just did this actually! i didnt have that much!

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  122. Serena Debolt — November 12, 2016 @ 3:15 pm (#
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    We went through our medicine cabinet two months ago, before the flu season hit.

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  123. dave — November 12, 2016 @ 4:24 pm (#
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    A year ago

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  124. Elva Roberts — November 12, 2016 @ 4:35 pm (#
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    I actually went through our medications about three months ago. I took the expired drugs back to the drugstore. I usually check medications twice a year. Our drugstore will take back outdated or unusable drugs.

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  125. Karla Sceviour — November 12, 2016 @ 4:51 pm (#
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    I cleaned out my medicine cabinet not too long ago,and threw away some things.

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  126. l p — November 12, 2016 @ 4:58 pm (#
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    every 8-12 months. thanks

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  127. Jonnie — November 12, 2016 @ 5:04 pm (#
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    I go through it when it gets too full to hold anything more, which is about once every two years!

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  128. Alison Braidwood — November 12, 2016 @ 5:54 pm (#
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    I usually go through most of the over the counter cold meds once a year.

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  129. Donna L. — November 12, 2016 @ 7:16 pm (#
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    A year ago.

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  130. deb p — November 12, 2016 @ 7:57 pm (#
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    A week a go.

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  131. deb p — November 12, 2016 @ 7:58 pm (#
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    A week a go. or once a year.

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  132. Michelle Levine — November 12, 2016 @ 8:24 pm (#
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    I check my medicine about once a year in January.

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  133. Tannis W — November 12, 2016 @ 8:59 pm (#
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    It’s probably been about 5 years since I went through my medicine cabinet!

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  134. em — November 12, 2016 @ 9:04 pm (#
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    it was prob last dec but i’m sure hubby cleared some stuff out

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  135. Daniela Plume — November 12, 2016 @ 11:41 pm (#
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    it’s been too long since i’ve gone through my expired meds. Guess I should do it soon.

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  136. Mrs Chantelle Silverquill — November 12, 2016 @ 11:53 pm (#
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    Every 6 months

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  137. yvonne Tabaracci — November 13, 2016 @ 3:52 am (#
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    It was about 6 months ago or so. Time to get back on it…

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  138. Kathleen Roffey — November 13, 2016 @ 4:26 am (#
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    Not sure, a long time ago

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  139. lori b — November 13, 2016 @ 4:46 am (#
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    it has probably been a good year ago

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  140. c — November 13, 2016 @ 5:37 am (#
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    I had some cough syrup that expired 2 years ago when I looked a few weeks ago

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  141. ming — November 13, 2016 @ 6:09 am (#
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    I don’t have any medicine so I have not checked

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  142. krysta d — November 13, 2016 @ 6:35 am (#
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    I’ve never gone through my medicine cabinet to check for expired medicine – but I will now!

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  143. jeannine glen — November 13, 2016 @ 6:45 am (#
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    i go through mine 4 times a year. every season of the year.

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  144. Kim — November 13, 2016 @ 7:15 am (#
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    I moved in August, so I cleared everything out before I moved.

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  145. Julie-Lynne McCann — November 13, 2016 @ 7:19 am (#
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    Truthfully I would say it was at the beginning of summer we did

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  146. Rebecca Groen — November 13, 2016 @ 7:21 am (#
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    I think I looked over a year ago

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  147. thomas rusinak — November 13, 2016 @ 7:21 am (#
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    Hey..after some housecleaning..got rid of all kinds of stuff..it had been there unused for quite some time.

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  148. Tabby72 — November 13, 2016 @ 7:48 am (#
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    I don’t think I’ve ever done that. I guess I should right away!

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  149. Karen S — November 13, 2016 @ 7:53 am (#
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    Honestly, I don’t do it often at all, ever since I became aware of the fda study showing that “Medical authorities state expired drugs are safe to take, even those that expired years ago.” A law was passed in 1979 saying that drug companies had to put expiration dates on their products, but those dates don’t actually indicate when a medication stops working, just the date before which it will definitely be at full potency.

    source: http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything

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  150. SUMMER PLEWES — November 13, 2016 @ 7:56 am (#
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    I feel like a bad person. I can’t remember the last time I went through it.

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  151. Vanessa L. — November 13, 2016 @ 8:21 am (#
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    I went through my cabinet during this year’s spring cleaning.

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  152. SarahJ — November 13, 2016 @ 8:39 am (#
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    I did the expiration check 3 years ago when I moved in to my new place.

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  153. Erin Lewis — November 13, 2016 @ 8:40 am (#
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    I went through it about a month ago.

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  154. Christy E — November 13, 2016 @ 8:45 am (#
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    I did a clear out not that long ago – maybe 3 months ago.

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  155. Anne Derkat — November 13, 2016 @ 9:01 am (#
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    I’m going to do it now.

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  156. Kimberley Hamilton — November 13, 2016 @ 9:26 am (#
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    The last time I looked through my medication was when I was last sick (pretty much a year ago!) Definitely will be doing this again though-ASAP!

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  157. Marlene V. (Enelram) — November 13, 2016 @ 9:42 am (#
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    Last year … it’s time again to go through that medicine cabinet.

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  158. Nicole W. — November 13, 2016 @ 9:47 am (#
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    We went thought about 6 months ago – it felt so good to dispose (properly!) of all the expired/no longer needed medications and vitamins. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

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  159. Wanda Jean P — November 13, 2016 @ 10:09 am (#
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    To be honest I do not keep my medications in the Medicine Cabinet, I keep them in my night stand drawer and I last cleaned that out about August so 3 months ago

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  160. Kristi F — November 13, 2016 @ 10:29 am (#
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    I check periodically but haven’t done a thorough clean out in about a year.

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  161. Linda Svarovsky — November 13, 2016 @ 11:06 am (#
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    I check about every 6 months

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  162. Carey Hurst — November 13, 2016 @ 11:07 am (#
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    I don’t need to , I check a running list, since I use naturopath stuff I need to keep on top of it .

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  163. Wayne Couzens — November 13, 2016 @ 11:17 am (#
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    I don’t check because I don’t take anything

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  164. Carol Oddy — November 13, 2016 @ 11:35 am (#
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    The last time I went through the medicine cabinet to check dates on meds was two weeks ago.

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  165. Karen C. — November 13, 2016 @ 12:29 pm (#
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    about a year ago

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  166. Sandi tymchuk — November 13, 2016 @ 12:38 pm (#
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    I usually check it twice a year.

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  167. Tracy D — November 13, 2016 @ 12:51 pm (#
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    Not often enough obviously, since I can’t remember the last time. Going to check now!

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  168. Cahley E Tod-Tims — November 13, 2016 @ 12:53 pm (#
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    I check for expiry on my vitamins every few months.

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  169. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard — November 13, 2016 @ 1:01 pm (#
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    I did a couple months ago – when I was sick 🙂

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  170. Dixie — November 13, 2016 @ 1:08 pm (#
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    I check my medicine cabinet about every 6 months.

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  171. Courtney A — November 13, 2016 @ 1:14 pm (#
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    I don’t even remember the last time, usually when I’m looking for medicine I just come across something expired 😛

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  172. Melacat — November 13, 2016 @ 1:14 pm (#
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    I go through mine at the change of every season so it’s been about a month since I cleaned mine out.

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  173. Cairine — November 13, 2016 @ 1:38 pm (#
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    I don’t keep a lot in my medicine cabinet and it’s been about 6 months since I last checked them.

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  174. Israel Y — November 13, 2016 @ 2:13 pm (#
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    6 months ago i went through the cabinet

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  175. Kaitlyn — November 13, 2016 @ 2:58 pm (#
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    I’m not going to lie – I’ve never checked for expired medicine!

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  176. Linda R. — November 13, 2016 @ 3:15 pm (#
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    I have been patting myself on the back since Thanksgiving when I cleaned out the closet and the medicine cabinet!

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  177. Chanel O — November 13, 2016 @ 3:19 pm (#
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    I have never thought to check the expiration dates on my medicines but I should!

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  178. Debbie Petch — November 13, 2016 @ 3:28 pm (#
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    I check every 6 months because we do not have too much medications.

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  179. Darlene Schuller — November 13, 2016 @ 3:53 pm (#
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    I just did mine in Sept. I do it when school starts and when spring break starts.

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  180. Gillian Russell — November 13, 2016 @ 3:57 pm (#
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    I just went through mine. I go through every few months to check the dates on all my drugs and other toiletries like sunscreen and toothpaste.

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  181. janine a — November 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm (#
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    i did this a couple months ago because we moved so as I was packing everything up a threw a bunch out 🙂

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  182. Margaret H — November 13, 2016 @ 4:40 pm (#
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    I do it every spring faithfully

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  183. Heather Swanson — November 13, 2016 @ 4:41 pm (#
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    It’s been awhile

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  184. voxworld — November 13, 2016 @ 4:44 pm (#
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    Not sure, thanks for the reminder!!

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  185. Jessica M Walker — November 13, 2016 @ 4:54 pm (#
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    Last time was a month ago. Had to toss a lot. This would be great thanks

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  186. Andrea Williams — November 13, 2016 @ 4:56 pm (#
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    It has been quite awhile. I needed the reminder to check again!

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  187. Margaret H — November 13, 2016 @ 5:06 pm (#
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    I can’t remember the last time I went through my medicine cabinet….guess I should do this! Thanks for the contest……

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  188. M — November 13, 2016 @ 5:31 pm (#
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    I can’t remember the last time I went through my medicine cabinet!

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  189. tammy ta — November 13, 2016 @ 5:39 pm (#
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    I actuallt just went through mine a few days ago-stocked up for the winter.

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  190. Jennifer P — November 13, 2016 @ 5:57 pm (#
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    It’s probably been 6 months to a year since I’ve checked mine!

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  191. Amie — November 13, 2016 @ 5:59 pm (#
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    I just went through mine , I try to keep up on it , sometimes I find one thats expired on me !

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  192. Nicole — November 13, 2016 @ 7:26 pm (#
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    It’s been awhile. Added to the to do list!

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  193. Lucy — November 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm (#
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    I actually did a few months ago!

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  194. Tammy Dalley — November 13, 2016 @ 8:20 pm (#
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    Maybe about a month ago was the last time I went through my cabinet

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  195. Rob F — November 13, 2016 @ 8:52 pm (#
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    I went through the medicine cabinet at the beginning of the school year.

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  196. Theresa C. — November 13, 2016 @ 9:39 pm (#
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    About eight months ago when we moved – but the challenge is convincing my mom to throw hers out! 😉

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  197. Carly Zeeman — November 13, 2016 @ 9:55 pm (#
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    I just moved, so it was only a month ago!

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  198. Tanis — November 13, 2016 @ 10:40 pm (#
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    Actually, this summer! I had to clean out the cupboards in the bathroom!

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  199. Ira — November 14, 2016 @ 6:16 am (#
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    I checked mine last summer and brought all the expired ones to SDM for safe disposal.

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  200. Pd Reimer — November 14, 2016 @ 7:51 am (#
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    I went through ours in Spring.

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  201. Kathryn — November 14, 2016 @ 8:36 am (#
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    I’m awful, i only check when someone gets sick.
    Then I check everything so I only have to hit the drugstore once

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  202. KittyPride — November 14, 2016 @ 8:57 am (#
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    I haven’t done it in a while, there could be some expired things lurking in there.

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  203. Melanie Borhi — November 14, 2016 @ 9:13 am (#
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    I just went through meds in my cabinet the other day. Nothing is expired thankfully

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  204. Julie — November 14, 2016 @ 9:32 am (#
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    I haven’t done that since the spring. Thanks for the reminder!

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  205. ron — November 14, 2016 @ 10:44 am (#
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    I rarely check my medicine cabinet

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  206. Fan R — November 14, 2016 @ 10:46 am (#
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    Last week I checked, looked pretty good. I think may be we are taking too much.

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  207. Angela Saver — November 14, 2016 @ 11:35 am (#
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    The last time I went through the medicine cabinet was about 6 months ago. Thanks for the reminder!

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  208. Kimberly G — November 14, 2016 @ 11:44 am (#
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    I checked a few months ago.

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  209. Lisa Walker — November 14, 2016 @ 11:55 am (#
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    I actually check and clean out my medicine cabinet once a month so I checked it 2 weeks ago.

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  210. Leah — November 14, 2016 @ 12:05 pm (#
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    I go though every few months

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  211. Heather Williams — November 14, 2016 @ 12:22 pm (#
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    Twice a year at daylight savings. That’s easier for me to remember than any other time

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  212. Ron F — November 14, 2016 @ 12:53 pm (#
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    It hasn’t been done in awhile in our house, but this is a great reminder to do so.

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  213. alexa — November 14, 2016 @ 1:30 pm (#
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    6 months ago

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  214. nicky — November 14, 2016 @ 2:01 pm (#
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    I did that last month when everyone in our family got a cold and I was looking for non-expired medication!

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  215. Gracie Mc — November 14, 2016 @ 3:33 pm (#
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    This is so timely! I just went through my medicine cabinet last week.

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  216. James Stringham — November 14, 2016 @ 3:45 pm (#
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    Cleaned out the medicine cabinet last spring.

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  217. Aarone Mawdsley — November 14, 2016 @ 3:58 pm (#
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    every few months

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  218. Judy HUNTIng — November 14, 2016 @ 5:43 pm (#
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    I just went through my medicine cabinet this weekend as my daughter had a fever due to bronchitis

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  219. Monique L.S. — November 14, 2016 @ 7:36 pm (#
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    I do this fairly often for my daughter’s items. In fact just did it the other day while looking for something nearby.

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  220. Wanda Tracey — November 14, 2016 @ 9:19 pm (#
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    My husand is meticulous about this and so it is done often.I am bad for hanging on to medicines because they are often expensive and not covered by any plan.However my husband will often tell me that he just threw out expired pills and meds.I know that this is something he does do often.

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  221. Amy G — November 14, 2016 @ 10:15 pm (#
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    It has been quite some time.

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  222. kelly nicholson — November 14, 2016 @ 11:17 pm (#
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    Comment below letting me know when was the last time you went through your medicine cabinet to check for expired medication?

    dont have a lot of old medicine,and i really have a hard time taking new medicine..im one of thos people

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  223. charityk — November 15, 2016 @ 1:46 am (#
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    I have not gone through it for several years. I better get on it!

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  224. M. L. — November 15, 2016 @ 3:34 am (#
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    I live with my parents and go through the medicine cabinet at least once a year since about 10 years ago when I found a large bottle of Atarax that dated back to 1983 when my three siblings and I had chicken pox at the same time.

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  225. Nicole Aben — November 15, 2016 @ 6:30 am (#
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    Last year for me, when we renovated the bathroom, but before that – ? it was a long time!

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  226. Bo Simms — November 15, 2016 @ 7:17 am (#
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    I am embarrassed to say it’s been a very long time (over a year) that I checked my medicine cabinet for expired products. This is a good reminder for me to do this weekend asap. Thanks

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  227. wobbles13 — November 15, 2016 @ 8:20 am (#
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    i always check the expiry date first, especially for kids medicine

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  228. Sandra S — November 15, 2016 @ 9:37 am (#
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    It’s been about 6 month

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  229. ELIZABETH CURSON — November 15, 2016 @ 5:16 pm (#
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    I checked my cabinets the beginning of October. I discarded quite a few expired items.

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  230. Matt P — November 15, 2016 @ 6:56 pm (#
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    I don’t have a single piece of medication in there. It’s not big enough!

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  231. Rochel S — November 15, 2016 @ 7:42 pm (#
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    I should really check it……

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  232. Sarah De Diego — November 16, 2016 @ 5:29 am (#
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    We leave the country every December so I go through it then. I want to take what I need with me (in case it isn’t available where I’m going) and ensure that it doesn’t get frozen (we don’t heat our house while we’re gone). I take all expired meds to Shoppers Drug Mart and do NOT put them down the toilet.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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  233. Angela September — November 16, 2016 @ 7:07 am (#
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    it has been at least 6-12 months, yikes!!

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  234. Amanda Fontaine — November 16, 2016 @ 1:32 pm (#
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    No, you would not find any expired medications in the “medicine cabinet” because I just went through eeeeverything in there about a month ago and bagged all medications that were expired and then bagged all the expired epi pens. I just have not dropped it off at the pharmacy to dispose of it yet.

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  235. Amy C — November 16, 2016 @ 3:23 pm (#
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    It has been awhile, I don’t think I have been through the medicine cabinet since we moved.

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  236. Mike Gismondi — November 16, 2016 @ 4:19 pm (#
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    We just checked about a month ago

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  237. Cheryl — November 17, 2016 @ 10:31 am (#
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    I try to go through twice a year, once in the spring and once in September right before cold season

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  238. Lynn M — November 17, 2016 @ 12:21 pm (#
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    Oh…I went through two weeks ago and kept the expired medication anyway – it is not “that” old…yet…

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  239. KellyPC — November 17, 2016 @ 6:43 pm (#
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    I’m bad for taking expired drugs, not really old but I don’t worry about stuff thats a month or two past date.

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  240. Jaclyn Mercer — November 17, 2016 @ 7:10 pm (#
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    I check every time I buy new medication.

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  241. Holly D — November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm (#
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    I checked my medicine cabinet a few months ago.

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  242. Leslie Crosbie — November 18, 2016 @ 8:11 am (#
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    Usually never but I moved beginning of September and clean as I packed..that is why my Medicine Cabinet is EMPTY! LOL Everything had expired!

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  243. Mamah — November 18, 2016 @ 5:22 pm (#
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    I probably last checked in 2013,when I was nesting.

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  244. Ashley Christensen — November 18, 2016 @ 9:10 pm (#
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    It’s been way too long since I’ve gone through the medicine cabinet I’m sure there’s quite a bit in the back that are expired

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  245. Carolyn Daley — November 18, 2016 @ 10:56 pm (#
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    It has been about eight to ten months since I last went through the medicine cabinet to check for expired products.

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  246. Emma Thompson — November 19, 2016 @ 1:14 pm (#
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    I try to empty ours every six months, but need to do it again soon.

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  247. dawn walsh — November 20, 2016 @ 9:12 am (#
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    i checked it last month

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  248. Mandala — November 20, 2016 @ 1:38 pm (#
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    We checked for expired medicines last week.

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  249. Lynne m — November 20, 2016 @ 4:07 pm (#
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    I just did this about 3 months ago

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  250. Crystal Porter — November 20, 2016 @ 7:42 pm (#
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    I usually go through as part of the spring and fall cleaning.

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  251. Adriana — November 20, 2016 @ 11:28 pm (#
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    To be honest i dont remember.

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  252. Irene Eichler — November 21, 2016 @ 9:33 am (#
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    Six months ago maybe … I guess it is time to do it again !

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  253. Sarah Robertson — November 21, 2016 @ 2:42 pm (#
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    Perfect prize for the upcoming winter/cold season

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  254. Sarah Robertson — November 21, 2016 @ 2:47 pm (#
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    I check every season to be sure we have we need

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  255. Lisa Neutel — November 21, 2016 @ 2:50 pm (#
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    I need to do this more often just last night I went to take some cold meds and they was expired for a very long time

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  256. Megan H. — November 21, 2016 @ 7:16 pm (#
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    this would be awesome

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  257. Wendy Jensen — November 21, 2016 @ 7:28 pm (#
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    I go through my medicine cabinet every fall and clean out what is expired and not used in the last year.

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  258. Jenny Scheldberg — November 21, 2016 @ 7:55 pm (#
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    We did a good spring cleaning of all our bathroom cabinets.

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  259. Sandy Couzens — November 22, 2016 @ 11:15 am (#
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    Honestly, I don’t remember when the last time I went through my medicine cabinet. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of it though and a Great Giveaway 🙂

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  260. Caryn Coates — November 22, 2016 @ 11:43 am (#
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    My daughter has been sick for a few days so I actually just did this and got rid of quite a bit of expired medicine

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  261. Maria — November 22, 2016 @ 8:19 pm (#
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    IT’s been a few months for sure

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  262. Lori Sexton — November 23, 2016 @ 2:23 am (#
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    Last year

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  263. S. Jackson — November 23, 2016 @ 5:54 am (#
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    I went through my medicine cabinet last month, which I do once a month!

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  264. Andie — November 23, 2016 @ 7:50 am (#
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    Twice a year or so we go through it all.

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  265. Laurie W. — November 23, 2016 @ 12:24 pm (#
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    I actually went through my medicine cabinet not very long ago. I try to go through everything at least twice a year, when daylight savings time starts and ends.

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  266. Tava — November 23, 2016 @ 1:02 pm (#
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    I feel like I do it frequently but then whenever we need something it happens to be the one thing that’s expired. That’s the problem with having too many little storage areas instead of one place for everything 🙂

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  267. Debbie Hinson — November 23, 2016 @ 4:10 pm (#
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    I am ashamed to say it has been a few months since I have been through the med cabinet checking expiration dates 🙁

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  268. Kelley Roach — November 23, 2016 @ 6:35 pm (#
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    I went through mine last weekend.

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  269. Gladys M — November 24, 2016 @ 6:57 am (#
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    I actually tend to go through it every 6 months and definitely doublecheck each medicine when giving it to my kids.

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  270. Ann-Marie Vaughan — November 24, 2016 @ 1:10 pm (#
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    A while ago.

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  271. Karin Dollery — November 24, 2016 @ 1:39 pm (#
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    I actually just did it a few weeks ago. I found out from our Pharmacist that they take all unwanted medications and get rid of them for us. I had 4 meds that I didnt want to just throw out or pour down the sink so I took them to my drugstore and easy peasy done.

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  272. jan — November 24, 2016 @ 1:43 pm (#
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    I actually went through it just last month

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  273. Paul Borges — November 24, 2016 @ 3:23 pm (#
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    I haven’t checked my medicine cabinet for expired medicine for at over 10 years. Most expiry dates on medicines are imposed because the drug companies do not want to conduct long-term studies on their potency—-they want to get them out to market quickly. Most health professionals agree (privately!) that very few medicines actually expire when they are stamped. However, for liability purposes, they HAVE to tell you that you should throw out your expired medicines.

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  274. JiaYue Lin — November 24, 2016 @ 3:59 pm (#
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    I don’t even remember the last time I checked my medicine cabinet LOL. That should be a sign.

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  275. JAMES DASILVA — November 24, 2016 @ 4:20 pm (#
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    Medicine is checked every 6 months with batteries and everything else for season change.

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  276. Jessica C — November 24, 2016 @ 5:03 pm (#
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    I go through my medicine cabinet each season. I will be due to go through it again in December 🙂
    Thanks you for the great giveaway !

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  277. Leah Shumack — November 24, 2016 @ 5:17 pm (#
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    I do that every fall. It seems like someone is getting sick right around September/October so I gotta make sure I’m ready!

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  278. Amanda S. — November 24, 2016 @ 5:52 pm (#
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    I just did a clean out of my medicine cabinet last week!

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  279. Erin Moriarty — November 24, 2016 @ 6:37 pm (#
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    I did it about a month ago when my city had an unused prescription take back program.

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  280. Wanda Bee — November 25, 2016 @ 6:43 am (#
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    Oh, my! It’s been a few years! Thanks for the reminder!

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  281. Chris MacDonald — November 25, 2016 @ 9:14 am (#
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    I last cleaned out my medicine cabinet in October when I was getting ready to go on vacation.

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  282. Erinn Lishman — November 25, 2016 @ 9:51 am (#
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    I actually go through my medicine cabinet for expired meds quite often, and just did it a couple weeks ago. With three little kids and an abundance of different medicines, I can never be too careful!

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  283. michelle plummer — November 25, 2016 @ 10:46 am (#
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    I went through the cabinet about 6 months ago.

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  284. caroline m. — November 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm (#
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    I checked last month.

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  285. Sara Lima — November 25, 2016 @ 1:40 pm (#
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    Really recently – probably last month? We had a leak under our sink, so after my landlord finished fixing it, I used it as an excuse to purge from my medicine cabinet and cabinets.

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  286. Tara Jeles — November 25, 2016 @ 10:42 pm (#
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    I just did this in the summer..it felt good.

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