I went into my medicine chest to do a clean out. I have had a bottle of Metamucil caplets in there forever, and I always replaced them (just in cast). Well, today, I foolishly looked at the date on the bottom of the bottle, and it read 05/2006.
May 2006! Six full years of bad fiber!
But is it? I know some perishables have expire dates on the product and for good reason, but is this one of them? Can I get sick, deathly ill, or perhaps the fiber will work in reverse of how it’s intended?
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. Yes, I know you are not a doctor, and even of you are, you would never suggest anything be taken after the date on the bottle, I would never point my finger at anyone who said it was ok to take, and then take it… And look for scapegoats if my stomach erupted. So, no lawsuits will be coming your way. Ok?
Ftr, I believe I used this medication successfully about 3 years ago, so I guess that answers my question for 3 years. But how about now?
Do I pitch the bottle and buy a new one, or can I stick these in the guest bathroom for any overnight visits from the in-laws?