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Anti-Biotics

Postby jeffsilver777 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:08 pm

I was hoping that some of you might be able to share your thoughts on anti-biotics that you can buy from amazon like 'Amoxfin', which technically is for treating bacterial infections in fish. Some say that it is basically the same thing as the pills you would get at the pharmacy.

In a disaster situation, when there are no pharmacies to go to...could these be used with some positive effect in treating bacterial infections [in humans]?

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Re: Anti-Biotics

Postby rickdun » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:26 pm

Yes, fish anti-biotics can be used in an emergency situation, when medical help cannot be found. But, you need to read up on the doseages and what they are used for. I have purchased fish anti-biotics, amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, ampicillin, clindamycin, metronidazole, sulfa drugs and others.

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Re: Anti-Biotics

Postby Blondie » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:45 pm

Be careful with the Cipro. Really, really nasty chit. Many dr's are now rethinking this medication.
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Re: Anti-Biotics

Postby rickdun » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:05 pm

Blondie wrote:Be careful with the Cipro. Really, really nasty chit. Many dr's are now rethinking this medication.


Ya, I know, I asked my doctor at the VA about it and she doesn't recommend it unless it's a last resort. So, I'll keep it instead of throwing it out.
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Re: Anti-Biotics

Postby ReadyMom » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:22 pm

We have a whole section on antibiotics on the forum. -k
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Re: Anti-Biotics

Postby jean11 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:02 pm

I have been stocking and storing these antibiotics for 5 years. They are indeed the same antibiotics you'd buy from a pharmacy. I've used them a number of times for myself, hubby and our dog Scotty. Scotty at times comes down with Kennel Cough, and other times a bacterial skin infection. Our Vet put him on Keflex 250mg (a childs dose), 2 pills a day for 10 days. The pills did the job, plus now I don't pay for a visit to the vet, or his expensive antibiotics. However, should we become sick with something I'm not familiar with I'd see our Doctor.
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Re: Anti-Biotics

Postby DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:02 am

Blondie wrote:Be careful with the Cipro. Really, really nasty chit. Many dr's are now rethinking this medication.



lol...WhatchU talkin' about Blondie?

This list of side-effects for Cipro seems negligible, right? :p

•diarrhea
•dizziness
•drowsiness
•headache
•stomach upset
•abdominal pain
•nausea/vomiting
•blurred vision
•nervousness
•anxiety
•agitation
•sleep problems (insomnia or nightmares), and
•rash

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Cipro including severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats; sudden pain, snapping or popping sound, bruising, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or loss of movement in any of your joints; watery or bloody diarrhea; confusion, hallucinations, depression, unusual thoughts or behavior; seizure (convulsions); severe headache, ringing in your ears, pain behind your eyes; pale or yellow skin, dark colored urine, fever, weakness; urinating less than usual or not at all; easy bruising or bleeding; numbness, tingling, or unusual pain anywhere in your body; the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild; or severe skin reaction -- :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
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Re: Anti-Biotics

Postby Illini Warrior » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:36 pm

the thing about antibiotics, other drugs, first aid supplies and other medical gear you can acquire - this will be the hard part of the equation of medical care - finding knowable med people could be the eazy part .... the hospitals and clinics closing down doesn't mean the staff went down with them .... going to be empty handed professionals of all flavors floating about - getting stitched up by a wayward neurosurgeon in exchange for a decent meal beats an infection any day ....
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