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I am not sure if you are referring to a tablet or a liquid formula, but it really doesn't matter. Shelf life or expiration dates are determined by the manufacturer and there is a huge range of variance. In general, tablet type forms would have a longer shelf life than most liquid forms, especially if compounded further into solution for flavoring for example. But, depending on how long it set on the shelf before you got it is a factor also. Without an expiration date listed on the bottle, there is no way to say how long the product would be expected to be effective.
That being said, most products do not "go bad". There may be exceptions with some liquid products, where there may be a concern for bacteria or rancidity. In most cases, if a tablet is beyond it's shelf life, it would not be any more harmful than the original product, but may be less effective than before it expired.
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