I am new to your blog and have found it to be quite useful in helping me know what to buy and how to prepare. There may already be mention of this in one of your posts, or in the many comments….but I simply don’t have time to read through each one to find out! J So, in case it hasn’t, I recently found out an excellent way to store up on antibiotics which would be priceless in emergency situations where no doctor and no pharmacy are present.
Antibiotics for fish….yes, I know, it sounds sketchy. But I did a lot of research on it. I even ordered a bottle of Fish Zole and took it for 7 days (I also looked up the general directions for the antibiotic so I would be sure to take it correctly.) and it cleared the infection that I intended it for.
Fish antibiotics, such as Fish Mox and Fish Zole and Fish Pen, are the exact same as the prescription medications: Amoxicillin, Metronidazole and Penicillin. There are others too, but those are the three I researched. The pills are exactly the same as the ones you would receive from the pharmacy. Same color, same markings. I would bet my life that they are prepared by the same pharmaceutical companies. The difference is, you can order the fish antibiotics with NO prescription and it is perfectly legal.
The bottles are marked, “not for human consumption”, but you know as well as I do why they would be marked that way. Doctors would probably advise against taking it, pharmacists too. However, I spoke to a retired pharmacist that happens to be a family friend. He informed me that doctors, pharmacists and the company selling the fish antibiotics will advise against humans using them simply for the reason that they could be used INCORRECTLY and this would result in some bacteria becoming resistant to the antibiotics.
Of course, that is true. So, anyone who purchases these should know beforehand what the doctor would write on the prescription (how many milligrams, however many times a day, for however many days) for the specific ailment they are trying to get rid of. Careless use of these antibiotics would make things more difficult for everyone, so it would be important to emphasize taking them correctly. But these antibiotics are the same as the ones given to us through prescriptions.
A little research on the proper usage of the antibiotics could be printed and stored with each bottle. They aren’t what many people would call “cheap” but most preppers could probably afford a bottle a paycheck. I have done no research on shelf life, but I intend to. Not all meds become “poisonous” on their expiration date, but it still would be good to know.
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