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Prepper fish antibiotics – Three companies that sell them…

Prepper fish antibiotics are a popular topic in the emergency preparedness community. It’s a growing trend for preppers to add fish antibiotics to there emergency supplies, but why fish antibiotics. In this article, you will learn why specifically fish antibiotics (not just any animal antibiotic) are considered when stocking-up on household first aid supplies. You’ll also see illustrated images on why preppers believe fish antibiotics are safe for human consumption, and how you can get prescription-strength antibiotics for your emergency kit?

 I am NOT a medical professional! The following article includes ideas that come from personal research to satisfy my own needs. Please do your own research! See full disclaimer by clicking here.

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There are several diseases that aquarium fish can get, a common one is Fin Rot. An antibiotic like Amoxicillin is then recommended to be added to the water of the aquarium where the fish will absorb the antibiotic and then it has a chance to fight off the diseases. Fish antibiotics do not require a prescription. The reason preppers think it’s safe to take them is because of the markings labeled on each pill (see above photo). The FDA requires that all medications have what they refer to as an imprint code. An imprint code located on medicine will identify the medication and the dosage so if the pills are NOT stored in a pharmacy pill bottle with a label, they can be identified. I’ve bought a couple of brands of fish antibiotics and these pills match their prescription counterparts exactly. For example, I had a prescription for Ciprofloxacin so I purchase Fish Flox Forte the pills look the same and have the same imprint code (the same ingredient and the same dosage).

My husband and I have both used fish antibiotics. Only when we knew what was wrong with us and remembered what the doctor had prescribed previous times. Each time they worked just the same as the prescribed antibiotic. At the beginning of last year, I had what felt like a bad chest cold that I couldn’t get over so I visited the doctor. Turns out I had bronchitis so my doctor prescribed antibiotics and a week later I was all better. The doctor visit cost $110 and the amoxicillin antibiotic was $15 with insurance, so the total cost was $125! A year later I get the same symptoms, at the start of the new year, so I used my stash of Fish Mox Forte 500 mg ($30). A week later I was all better.

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Are fish antibiotics safe for human consumption?

Most animal antibiotics are NOT meant for human consumption. However, Thomas Labs and other fish antibiotics supplies use the “same USP grade antibiotics produced by pharmaceutical companies that also produce antibiotics for human use. Every capsule or tablet is labeled, imprinted, and often color-coded with a special code that can be used to identify the strength and type of the antibiotic”. Please note that Fish Antibiotic Bottles have warning labels on them: “Not for human consumption”.  This is for legal and medical reasons. There are important factors that play a roll in why antibiotics are restricted to those who have a prescription from a doctor. Misdiagnosis and taking antibiotics when they are not needed or taking the wrong antibiotics can lead to additional health problems. Also taking antibiotics too often can make them less effective in helping your body fight off illness in the future. Watch this video from The Patriot Nurse to find out what she thinks about preppers using fish antibiotics.

How long can I store them?  The expiration on the bottles I purchased was a little over one year away.  Liquid antibiotics should NEVER be consumed beyond their expiration date! However, a 88% majority of (non-liquid) pill form medications can effectively last 1 to 5 years after the expiration date, according to a study done by the DOD and FDA. That being said, severe reactions may result from expired antibiotics can become toxic which may cause damage to the kidneys.  Severe reactions are limited to certain antibiotics so for every type of antibiotic you stock do research on it!

Which antibiotics should I get?  If you have an empty pharmacy bottle that has dosage instructions, I would start there. Whichever antibiotics you decide on make sure to print out dosage instructions, what it treats, and warnings before taking. You can find this information online at www.drugs.com. In the book, “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” (which is about the economic collapse of Argentina) the author suggests having Amoxicillin 250mg & 500mg. Consider getting more than one kind that way if you find you’re allergic to one, you have another option available.

Amoxicillin (Fish Mox Forte 500mg): treats bacterial infections such as bronchitis, pneumonia, tonsillitis, and more. Potentially safe for pregnant women and older children.

Ciprofloxacin (Fish Flox Forte 500mg): also treats respiratory infections, plus urinary tract infections, bacterial diarrhea, and more. NOT safe for pregnant women and children.

Where can I get prescription-quality antibiotics for my emergency kit?  Some pet stores carry fish antibiotics. They didn’t at the one Pet Store Chain that I try so I went online and bought some.

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Remember to rotate, research, and LOCK-UP any medications you keep at home.

{Note:  Buying animal antibiotics may not always be available.  Since this article was written two major suppliers can no longer be found on the web.  The websites were:  aquaticpharmacy.com  & aquaticbiotics.net. Amazon has also stopped selling them.}  

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