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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:17 pm
I thought this was a great start on the subject of antibiotics.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:12 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:43 am
WARNING!!!Tetracycline,and other cyclines in it's family will eventually become deadly toxic as they age.Can you say kidney,and liver failure."Cipro"flaxin,and others in the"flaxin"family should not be taken long term/more than 2wks.Long term side effects are chronic(means forever)diarrea,chronic yeast infection,and ligament deterioration/failure.These are side effects that I've personally experienced,and there are more side effects I havnt listed.Ciproflaxin,and it's other flaxin cousins,should be avoided if at all possible,and then used only as last resort.A better alternative to the cillins that she spoke of is"Amoxiclav/Clavimox".It will work on a broader spectrum of baddies.Two good ones She didnt mention are tri-sulpha,and Keflex/Cephalexin for those allergic to the"cillins".Any antibiotics you stockpile should be researched on the web for side effects,and interactions with other drugs.For the most part these can all be safely found online as fish meds,and without a perscription.Matt
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:51 am
Thanks for the info ya'll!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:50 pm
[Correction: the new (for many years) formulations of Tetracycline are stable and store long term. (TY Dr. Bones)

Matt is correct, Cipro etc. should be taken for a Maximum of 10 days. Typical dosage is; 1, 500mg tablet twice per day.

In SHTF, antibiotics will be a LIFE OR DEATH matter. They should only be used in LIFE OR DEATH situations!!!

All drug info is found @ http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/hp.asp

My evaluation of the top 5 antibiotics list.... Warning, Information Overload ahead:


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1] Zithromax, Azithromycin Zithromax dosage is 250 mg or 500 mg once daily for three to five days.
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PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 250, 500, and 600 mg. Suspension: 100 mg/ teaspoon, 200 mg/teaspoon, 167 mg/teaspoon or 1 g/packet. Powder for Injection: 500 mg.

STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature between 15-30°C (59-86°F). Suspension and solution for injection should be kept between 5-30°C (41-86°F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Azithromycin is effective against susceptible bacteria causing otitis media (infection of the middle ear), tonsillitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinusitis. It also is effective against several sexually transmitted infectious diseases such as nongonococcal urethritis and cervicitis.

DOSING: Azithromycin (except Zmax) can be taken with or without food, but food reduces stomach upset. Zmax should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal since food reduces its absorption. The adult azithromycin dose is 500-2000 mg in multiple or single doses. For most infections, azithromycin is taken once daily for a relatively short course of treatment (usually five days). The first dose is often a "double dose," twice as much as the remainder of the doses given. For acute bacterial sinusitis, azithromycin way be taken once daily for three days. Zmax usually is given as a single 2 gm dose.

2] Ampicillin (I would put Amoxicillin here) also Augmentin
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PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 250 and 500 mg. Tablets: 500 and 875 mg. Chewable tablets: 125, 200, 250, and 400 mg. Powder for suspension: 50 mg/ml ; 125, 200, 250, and 400 mg/5 ml. Tablets for suspension: 200 and 400 mg

STORAGE: Store Amoxil capsules as well as 125 and 250 mg dry powder at or below 20°C (68°F); tablets, chewable tablets, as well as 200 and 400 mg dry powder should be stored at or below 25°C(77°F). Store Trimox capsules and unreconstituted powder at or below 20°C (68°F) and chewable tablets at room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Powder that has been mixed with water should be discarded after 14 days. Refrigeration is preferred but not required for powder mixed with water.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Amoxicillin is used to treat infections due to organisms that are susceptible to the effects of amoxicillin. Common infections that amoxicillin is used for include infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, larynx (laryngitis), bronchi (bronchitis), lungs (pneumonia), urinary tract, and skin. It also is used to treat gonorrhea. [Very useful for strep throat.]

DOSING: For most infections in adults the dosing regimens for amoxicillin are 250 mg every 8 hours, 500 mg every 8 hours, 500 mg every 12 hours or 875 mg every 12 hours, depending on the type and severity of infection. [I give Amoxicillin 500mg 4 capsules per day for 10 days for severe infection.]

For the treatment of adults with gonorrhea, the dose is 3 g given as one dose.

For most infections, children older than 3 months but less than 40 kg are treated with 25 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours, 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours, 40 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours or 45 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours depending on type and severity of the infection.

Amoxicillin can be taken with or without food.


3] Cipro [Cipro was stockpiled to save us from weaponized Anthrax so, due to the ramp up in production, it is less expensive and more readily available.

ciprofloxacin, Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR GENERIC NAME: ciprofloxacin BRAND NAME: Cipro, Cipro XR, Proquin XR

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections. Ciprofloxacin belongs to the fluoroquinolone class of antibiotics which includes levofloxacin (Levaquin), ofloxacin (Floxin), gatifloxacin (Tequin), norfloxacin (Noroxin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), trovafloxacin (Trovan) and others. Ciprofloxacin stops the multiplication of bacteria by inhibiting the reproduction and repair of their genetic material (DNA). The FDA approved ciprofloxacin in October 1987.


PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 250, 500, and 750 mg. Tablets extended release (XR): 500 and 1000 mg. Microcapsules for suspension: 250 mg/5 ml, 500 mg/5 ml. Injection or Injection concentrate: 200 and 400 mg.

STORAGE: Immediate release tablets: store below 30C (86F). Extended release tablets: store between 15-30C (59-86F). Microcapsules: store below 25C (77F) and protect from freezing. Injection: Store between 5-30C (41-86F) and avoid freezing.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Ciprofloxacin is used to treat infections of the skin, lungs, airways, bones, and joints caused by susceptible bacteria. Ciprofloxacin is also frequently used to treat urinary infections caused by bacteria such as E. coli. Ciprofloxacin is effective in treating infectious diarrheas caused by E. coli, Campylobacter jejuni, and Shigella bacteria.

DOSING: For most infections the recommended oral dose for adults is 250-750 mg (immediate release tablets) every 12 hours or 500-1000 mg (extended release tablets) every 24 hours. The usual intravenous dose is 200-400 mg every 8-12 hours.

4] Amoxicillin (also Augmentin) amoxicillin, Amoxil, Dispermox, Trimox

GENERIC NAME: amoxicillin BRAND NAME: Amoxil, Dispermox, Trimox

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Amoxicillin belongs to a class of antibiotics called penicillins. Other members of this class include ampicillin (Unasyn), piperacillin (Pipracil), ticarcillin (Ticar) and several others. These antibiotics all have a similar mechanism of action. They do not kill bacteria, but they stop bacteria from multiplying by preventing bacteria from forming the walls that surround them. The walls are necessary to protect bacteria from their environment and to keep the contents of the bacterial cell together. Bacteria cannot survive without a cell wall. Amoxicillin is effective against many different bacteria including H. influenzae, N. gonorrhoea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci, and certain strains of Staphylococci.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes.

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes.

PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 250 and 500 mg. Tablets: 500 and 875 mg. Chewable tablets: 125, 200, 250, and 400 mg. Powder for suspension: 50 mg/ml ; 125, 200, 250, and 400 mg/5 ml. Tablets for suspension: 200 and 400 mg

STORAGE: Store Amoxil capsules as well as 125 and 250 mg dry powder at or below 20°C (68°F); tablets, chewable tablets, as well as 200 and 400 mg dry powder should be stored at or below 25°C(77°F). Store Trimox capsules and unreconstituted powder at or below 20°C (68°F) and chewable tablets at room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Powder that has been mixed with water should be discarded after 14 days. Refrigeration is preferred but not required for powder mixed with water.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Amoxicillin is used to treat infections due to organisms that are susceptible to the effects of amoxicillin. Common infections that amoxicillin is used for include infections of the middle ear, tonsils, throat, larynx (laryngitis), bronchi (bronchitis), lungs (pneumonia), urinary tract, and skin. It also is used to treat gonorrhea.

DOSING: For most infections in adults the dosing regimens for amoxicillin are 250 mg every 8 hours, 500 mg every 8 hours, 500 mg every 12 hours or 875 mg every 12 hours, depending on the type and severity of infection. For sever tooth infections I give 500mg, 3 times per day for 10 days]

For the treatment of adults with gonorrhea, the dose is 3 g given as one dose.

For most infections, children older than 3 months but less than 40 kg are treated with 25 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours, 20 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours, 40 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 8 hours or 45 mg/kg/day in divided doses every 12 hours depending on type and severity of the infection.

Amoxicillin can be taken with or without food.

Augmentin is an enhanced version of amoxicillin.

amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, Augmentin, Augmentin XR
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GENERIC NAME: amoxicillin and clavulanic acid
BRAND NAME: Augmentin, Augmentin XR

DRUG CLASS: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic of the penicillin type. It is effective against different bacteria such as H. influenzae, N. gonorrhea, E. coli, Pneumococci, Streptococci, and certain strains of Staphylococci. Chemically, it is closely related to penicillin and ampicillin. Addition of clavulanic acid to amoxicillin in Augmentin enhances the effectiveness of this antibiotic against many other bacteria that are ordinarily resistant to amoxicillin.

PRESCRIPTION: yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: no

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 250 mg amoxicillin and 125 mg clavulanic acid, 500 mg amoxicillin and 125 mg clavulanic acid, 875 mg amoxicillin and 125 mg clavulanic acid. Chewable tablets: 125 mg amoxicillin and 31.25 mg clavulanic acid, 200 mg amoxicillin and 28.5 mg clavulanic acid, 250 mg amoxicillin and 62.5 g clavulanic acid, 400 mg amoxicillin and 57 mg clavulanic acid. Extended-release tablets of 1000 mg amoxicillin and 62.5 mg clavulanic acid (Augmentin XR). Suspension: 125 mg amoxicillin and 31.25 mg clavulanic acid per 5 ml, 200 mg amoxicillin and 28.5 mg clavulanic acid per 5 ml, 250 mg amoxicillin and 62.5 mg clavulanic acid per 5 ml, 400 mg amoxicillin and 57 mg clavulanic acid per 5 ml.

STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature in a tightly closed container. The oral suspension should be stored in the refrigerator in a tightly closed container.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Augmentin is effective against susceptible bacteria causing infections of the middle ear, tonsillitis, throat infections, laryngitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia. It is also used in treating urinary tract infections, skin infections, and gonorrhea.

5] Doxycycline [Doxycycline or Cipro are useful for the 'revenge' for travelers South of the Border or other third world destinations. I take a 100mg Doxycycline once per day preventively when I travel and have never been sick. My wife is much more of a world traveler than I am, so I send Cipro 500mg with her to be taken once daily in case of sever Gastro-Intestinal baddies.]

doxycycline, Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox and Others

GENERIC NAME: doxycycline BRAND NAME: Vibramycin, Oracea, Adoxa, Atridox and others

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Doxycycline is a synthetic (man-made) antibiotic derived from tetracycline. Doxycycline works by interrupting the production of proteins by bacteria. It is effective against a wide variety of bacteria, such as Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydia psittaci, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea, and many others.


PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 40, 50, 75, and 100 mg. Tablets: 50, 75, 100, and 150 mg. Suspension: 25 mg/teaspoon. Syrup: 50 mg/teaspoon. Powder for injection: 42.5, 100, and 200 mg.

STORAGE: Tablets, capsules, syrup and suspension should be kept at room temperature 15-30°C (59-86°F) in tight, light resistant containers.

Powder for injection should be stored at or below 25°C (77°F) and protected from light.

Atridox should be stored at 2° to 8°C (36° to 46°F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Doxycycline is used for many different types of infections, including respiratory tract infections due to Hemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, or Mycoplasma pneumoniae. It also is used for the treatment of nongonococcal urethritis (due to Ureaplasma), Rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus, chancroid, cholera, brucellosis, anthrax, syphilis, and acne.

DOSING: The absorption of doxycycline is not markedly affected by food, and therefore, it can be taken with meals. For most infections, doxycycline is taken once or twice daily for 7 to 14 days. For adult infections, the usual dose of oral doxycycline is 200 mg on the first day of treatment (100 mg every 12 hours) followed by a dose of 100 mg/day as a single dose or 50 mg twice daily.

6] Clindamycin [Should be on the list for folks who can't take any of the penicillin family.]
GENERIC NAME: CLINDAMYCIN - ORAL (klin-da-MY-sin) BRAND NAME(S): Cleocin


WARNING: This medication may cause a severe (rarely fatal) intestinal condition (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) due to a type of resistant bacteria. This condition may occur during treatment or weeks to months after treatment has stopped. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, or blood/mucus in your stool. Do not use anti-diarrhea products or narcotic pain medications if you have any of these symptoms because these products may make them worse.

USES: Clindamycin is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. It is an antibiotic that works by stopping the growth of bacteria.This antibiotic treats only bacterial infections. It will not work for virus infections (e.g., common cold, flu). Unnecessary use or misuse of any antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used before dental procedures in patients with certain heart conditions (e.g., artificial heart valves) to help prevent serious infection of the heart (bacterial endocarditis).

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 150mg 4 times a day (every 6 hours), or as directed by your doctor. Take it with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication.The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dose is also based on weight.Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:44 pm
Wonderful information Doc. Love the dosings as well!! :beer:
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:07 pm
Hi all,

Doc Hudson put together a great list of the antibiotics that are most helpful in a collapse situation. These can almost all be gotten through Veterinary supply stores.

Amoxicillin is FISH-MOX 250, 500mg
Ampicillin is FISH-CILLIN 250,500mg
Keflex is FISH-FLEX 250, 500 mg (10% cross-reactivity with Penicillin for those allergic)
Doxycycline is BIRD-BIOTIC 100mg
Tetracycline is FISH-CYCLINE 250, 500 mg (new preparations are no longer toxic when expired)
FISH-ZOLE is metronidazole (flagyl) and has anti-parasitic properties as well.
I think Cipro is just called Ciprofloxacin, you might need prescription from doctor or vet for this one but not sure. Tell them you are traveling to Mexico and was to avoid montezuma's revenge.....

None of these are for long-term use, more than, say, 2 weeks.
I strongly recommend every prepper have a store of at least 2 different antibiotics for when the SHTF.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:24 pm
This kind of post we need more of!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:29 pm
I concur, and have found that many websites are online where you can order Fish antibiotics to be shiped to your house at a very reasonable price with no doctor visits or explaining :D I also used to travel to Mexico to get anti-biotics and once were detained at the border for a box of "cipro" they researched everything and ended up allowing me to throw them in the river to avoid further detention. It was told to me that it stops you from getting anthrax and that was during the time of the anthrax letters to congress... what a day that was

PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:38 pm
I found several sites that sell antibotics, I don't kow what the quality would be until I have the money to try them. Has anybody gone to these sites and if so how did it turn out? I did buy a bunch of bandages from Petmed. com...The price was very reasonable.


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