Additionally, if your life is dependent on a certain dosage, strength, or formulation of a drug (such as heart or blood medicine
), you should keep your prescriptions current and pop the expired
pills straight into the trash can.
Based on the guidelines described above, you should be ok if you took recently expired Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug that comes in a hard pill form. Though expired, hard pills degrade very slowly and should retain most of their original potency.