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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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  • If you have kids at home and are worried about strep throat, check out the over-the-counter rapid strep kits on Amazon.  I have not seen them for sale in local...

    Tip of the Week: Home strep throat tests

    If you have kids at home and are worried about strep throat, check out the over-the-counter rapid strep kits on Amazon.  I have not seen them for sale in local...

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  • In an era without easy access to antibiotics, saving your precious penicillin for a serious pneumonia would be wise. So what do you do if you have a (mild) case...

    Tip of the Week: Dilute bleach for superficial infections

    In an era without easy access to antibiotics, saving your precious penicillin for a serious pneumonia would be wise. So what do you do if you have a (mild) case...

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  • If you fear that one day you may be on your own, and if you want to make sure you or a loved won’t die of diarrhea, you must know...

    Treating life-threatening diarrhea after taking antibiotics

    If you fear that one day you may be on your own, and if you want to make sure you or a loved won’t die of diarrhea, you must know...

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  • *** SPECIAL OFFER: FREE DVD – BASIC SUTURING with Doc Cindy CLICK HERE Autographed book Armageddon Medicine, How to Be Your own Doctor in 2012 and Beyond Plus FREE CD of...

    Autographed Book and FREE Bonus

    *** SPECIAL OFFER: FREE DVD – BASIC SUTURING with Doc Cindy CLICK HERE Autographed book Armageddon Medicine, How to Be Your own Doctor in 2012 and Beyond Plus FREE CD of...

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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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  • Copyright ©2012 Cynthia J. Koelker, MD  Last night I shared dinner with another doctor on my “Front Porch Book Tour.”  One of the topics we discussed was “the 13%” –...

    Are you part of the 13%?

    Copyright ©2012 Cynthia J. Koelker, MD  Last night I shared dinner with another doctor on my “Front Porch Book Tour.”  One of the topics we discussed was “the 13%” –...

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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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  • 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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