A few months ago, as I was perusing PreparednessPro.com I ran across an article Kellene did with a ton of research on “fish antibiotics.” I had to read it, because I was curious. (source PreparednessPro.com)
Here is the exerpt, of that article, which really peaked my curiosity from preparednesspro.com:
Wading through the sea of information on fish antibiotics
Most helpful and oh, so generous of their time and expertise were my two friends known as Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy of the Preparedness Radio Network’s “Doom and Bloom Show™” They are indeed long-term medical professionals who “quit their day job” to help others become more independent and effective with their health (still maintaining their licenses, though). They are also avid fish farmers, including raising tropical fish for 15 years (though they have switched from the somewhat useless tropical fish to the oh, so beneficial Tilapia fish pond now.) Poor water supply, lazy aquarium owners, and the raising of fish outside of their indigenous environment actually occasionally makes fish sick . As such, fish antibiotics are necessary. The thing is though, there’s no such thing as a manufacturer of fish antibiotics. There’s not a pharmaceutical company on the planet that has yet provided valuable real estate space just so that they can manufacture “fish drugs” vs. “human drugs.”
Hmmm… Ok, I have been associated with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy… I know their background, trust their insight… but I never knew they were fish farmers. A fish farmer, doctor, nurse = good resource in my book.
So, I took the plunge and ordered 100 capsules/500 mg of Amoxicillin Fish Mox Forte from Thomas Labs for a total of $29.95.
Here is a picture of said product after it arrived.
The first thing I did was flip the bottle around and read the ingredients, lot number, distributor info, etc.
Now, for me, the real test and verification for this came when I surfed over to Drugs.com. This website shows you the particular markings on capsules and pills for educational use.
The capsules in the bottle I received look like this.
I looked this marking up on Drugs.com and the results from Drugs.com are:
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Amoxicillin is used in the treatment of urinary tract infection; bronchitis; bacterial infection; bladder infection; sinusitis (and more), and belongs to the drug class aminopenicillins. There is no proven risk in humans during pregnancy.
The actual link so you can look at the pictures side by side is here and below is a close up of the markings on the capsules I received.
Months later, I’m still here to tell the story but I’m no doctor. I have used them, I did get better, I did save money, and in a shtf situation – I’d rather have these than nothing at all!
Now for the disclaimer: I’m in no way associated with anyone listed in this article, I’m no expert on the above, and this material is provided for educational purposes only and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
There is a ton of info on this on the internet and my chosen trusted sources convinced me. Your experience may vary. There are also a ton of herbal remedies, etc. on the internet to try. Personal preference is the key a long with doing your OWN research! Don’t ever just ‘take’ someone else’s opinion – do your OWN research!
This is my back-up plan. I don’t normally self-medicate (I know someone will probably mention the risk of antibiotics and building up a resistance – which I totally understand and believe) but I did experiment – which is the reason I can present this educational only post to you.
In good times, when medical treatment is readily available – seek it – if that’s your choice…. in a potential situation where there is no medical advice… I will choose self.
I’m not even going to get into the cost savings here… if you read Kellene’s write-up… she pretty much points it all out. You can do the math for yourself.