My medicine ran out yesterday"

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Can I say "My medicine ran out yesterday" or "I ran out of medicine yesterday" or "The last leaflet of medicine also emptied yesterday"?
 

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The first two are fine. The third is not. You have prescriptions​, at least in BrE, for medicine, but putting that into the third won't fix it.
 

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The first two are fine. The third is not. You have prescriptions​, at least in BrE, for medicine, but putting that into the third won't fix it.

"The last strip of medicine also emptied yesterday."
 

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"I finished the last pill in the strip of medicine yesterday."
Medicine strips don't empty themselves. And what is the function of 'also' in your sentence?
 

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It's rarely important to specify that your medication comes in strips. "I ran out of tablets/pills yesterday" is perfectly clear.
 

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"Leaflet" in AE is the promotion you find at a doctor's office and other places. You could say "my last bottle of medication is empty".
 

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Sorry, I don't understand.

In post #1, you gave us three sentences. Piscean is telling you to completely ignore/forget the third one. Use the two sentences that we have told you are OK.
 
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