Over-the-counter meds Archive

  • Medical Bartering

In the following series of articles I will be addressing potential barter for medical items and skills, including:
1.  Over-the-counter medications
2.  Prescription medications
3.  Over-the-counter products other than medications
4.  Medical skills

    Medical Bartering, Part 1 of 5 – Introduction

    Medical Bartering In the following series of articles I will be addressing potential barter for medical items and skills, including: 1. Over-the-counter medications 2. Prescription medications 3. Over-the-counter products other than medications 4. Medical skills

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  • If you're new to the whole concept of fish antibiotics, there are a few basics you need to know.  These are not antibiotics made out of fish.  Neither are they micro-pills you must cram down your guppy's throat.  In general they are pills or capsules of the same size and strength humans use.

Although you cannot buy human or even dog antibiotics in the U.S. without a legal prescription, a federal loophole allows these same antibiotics to be sold over-the-counter for aquarium use.  (Most physicians and pharmacists are unaware of this exemption.)  Many of these so-called fish antibiotics are the same quality and dosage as human antibiotics (USP grade, AB-rated generics).  Those who purchase these products are implicitly agreeing to use these antibiotics for aquarium purposes only.

    Fish Antibiotic Update 2015

    If you're new to the whole concept of fish antibiotics, there are a few basics you need to know. These are not antibiotics made out of fish. Neither are they micro-pills you must cram down your guppy's throat. In general they are pills or capsules of the same size and strength humans use. Although you cannot buy human or even dog antibiotics in the U.S. without a legal prescription, a federal loophole allows these same antibiotics to be sold over-the-counter for aquarium use. (Most physicians and pharmacists are unaware of this exemption.) Many of these so-called fish antibiotics are the same quality and dosage as human antibiotics (USP grade, AB-rated generics). Those who purchase these products are implicitly agreeing to use these antibiotics for aquarium purposes only.

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  • An over-the-counter alternative to prescription birth control pills for TEOTWAWKI.

    Birth control pills and TEOTWAWKI

    An over-the-counter alternative to prescription birth control pills for TEOTWAWKI.

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  • Many preppers know about the benefits of Primatene Mist, the only OTC inhaler for asthma (and also useful for COPD and severe allergic reactions).  Though doctors rarely recommend this medication...

    Tip of the Week: Primatene Mist

    Many preppers know about the benefits of Primatene Mist, the only OTC inhaler for asthma (and also useful for COPD and severe allergic reactions).  Though doctors rarely recommend this medication...

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  • As I watched the geysers and steamers spew forth mineral water at Yellowstone park, I was reminded of the mineral-deficiency diseases.  Don’t forget these essential nutrients in your prepping.  Without...

    Tip of the Week: Minerals and your health

    As I watched the geysers and steamers spew forth mineral water at Yellowstone park, I was reminded of the mineral-deficiency diseases.  Don’t forget these essential nutrients in your prepping.  Without...

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  •  Table of Contents                Foreword           Introduction           Preface – the Four Phases of Medical Armageddon...

    Table of Contents – Armageddon Medicine

     Table of Contents                Foreword           Introduction           Preface – the Four Phases of Medical Armageddon...

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  • [Review of series to date:  If you’ve given up on getting your doctor to prescribe extra antibiotics for stockpiling or perhaps merely want to supplement your limited stores, you may...

    Fish Antibiotics – Step 2: Ciprofloxacin

    [Review of series to date:  If you’ve given up on getting your doctor to prescribe extra antibiotics for stockpiling or perhaps merely want to supplement your limited stores, you may...

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  • If you’ve given up on getting your doctor to prescribe extra antibiotics for stockpiling or perhaps merely want to supplement your limited stores, you may be considering the “fish antibiotic”...

    Fish Antibiotics – Where to Start: Cephalexin

    If you’ve given up on getting your doctor to prescribe extra antibiotics for stockpiling or perhaps merely want to supplement your limited stores, you may be considering the “fish antibiotic”...

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  • Week 29: 2012-04-19 (non-consecutive weeks) I’ve been so busy with work, taxes, and the recent Clinical Skills Workshop that I haven’t posted a Question of the Week in months, I...

    Week 29 – Question of the Week: Fish Antibiotics – Where to start?

    Week 29: 2012-04-19 (non-consecutive weeks) I’ve been so busy with work, taxes, and the recent Clinical Skills Workshop that I haven’t posted a Question of the Week in months, I...

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  • What will you do if you need a nebulizer treatment and the electricity is off? And you have no generator? And you have no battery-powered nebulizer?  And you’re too short...

    Good News for Asthma and COPD Patients

    What will you do if you need a nebulizer treatment and the electricity is off? And you have no generator? And you have no battery-powered nebulizer?  And you’re too short...

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