Dr. Alton – medic and prepper:
“If we ever find ourselves without modern medical care, we will have to improvise medical strategies that we perhaps might be reluctant to consider today. Without hospitals, it will be up to the field medic to treat infections. That responsibility will be difficult to carry out without the weapons to fight disease, such as antibiotics.” (Source)
As I was saying in a recent article: instead of stocking up 10 types of antibiotics (many having similar substances) you should consider 4-5 with totally different actions, so if the bacteria is resistant to one of them, you have 4 totally different “solutions” to try. (Read more: The Only 4 Antibiotics You’ll Need when SHTF)
Here are 3 ways to obtain antibiotics without a prescription:
1. Buy Fish (or Bird) Antibiotics
Fish Antibiotics (or bird antibiotics) in tablet or capsule form are the same USP grade antibiotics produced by pharmaceutical companies that also produce antibiotics for human use. This means they are identical to the ones that we prescribe for people.
Here are the 4 equivalents to fish antibiotics (for the 4 human antibiotics listed in the previous article):
- Amoxicillin Capsules – Fish Mox Forte (500 mg) – 100 capsules approx. $26;
- Erythromycin – Fish Mycin Forte Pure Powder 300 mg – $60 (but can be bought at $20 in smaller quantities – here);
- Ciprofloxacin – Fish Flox Forte (500 mg) – 100 count approx. $75;
- Metronidazole – Fish Zole Forte (500 mg) – 60 capsules – approx. $60;
You can also add Doxycycline – Bird Biotic (100 mg) – from $20 to $60 – depending on the size;
Here are a few Reliable Online Pet Stores where you can get these antibiotics online:
2. Buy Antibiotics from Mexico:
Selling prescription medicines to Americans is a huge industry in Mexico. The main shopping streets in border towns such as Tijuana and Nagales are lined with pharmacies. Here is a short account:
“We took a bus from downtown San Diego across the border to Tijuana, Mexico. There, we were able to buy 14 tablets of brand-name Cipro 500 mg (ciprofloxacin) for $35.00 US. 96 capsules of Amoxicillin 500mg went for $18.95. Levaquin was harder to find but we were able to buy 15 tablets of the generic for about $25.00.
South of the border you can walk into any drugstore and buy antibiotics over-the-counter. It’s just like buying Tylenol or Advil. No prescriptions are needed and nobody asks any questions. So, if you live within driving distance of the Mexican border (like in San Diego, or El Paso) this is a piece of cake.” (Source)
3. Order Online from Other Countries Where Human Antibiotics can be bought (legally) over the counter
As long as the online store is located in a country that does not require a doctor’s prescription for a drug (and there are a few), they can legally sell you antibiotics without a prescription.
On the other hand, you are breaking the law. But importing non-prescribed antibiotics over the internet is a very low priority for the authorities.
Yesterday I ordered for the first time human antibiotics from an online shop (based in Cyprus). I called first and asked if they know what do Americans risk (legally) when buying antibiotics from them?
They replied that in 9 years of their existence (as a company), they never had a problem with that (not one complain). And if the package does not arrive they can send it again at no costs for the customers.
So here are 4 places where you can buy antibiotics online from other countries:
Although I made an order myself, I don’t endorse these websites in any way! I won’t guarantee for the products that they are selling or their safety.
On most of them you’ll find generic antibiotics.
What’s the difference between a brand-name antibiotic and a generic antibiotic?
Philip DeShong, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland, offers the following explanation:
“The major difference between a brand-name pharmaceutical and its generic counterpart is neither chemistry nor quality, but whether the drug is still under patent protection by the company that initially developed it. When a company develops a new drug, it typically receives a patent that lasts 20 years. This means that other pharmaceutical companies may not sell this substance without permission from the developing company during that time. Once the patent expires, however, other companies may begin to sell the compound. Because companies wishing to sell the generic drug have much lower development costs, they can produce it at a lower unit cost, sell it for less and still make a profit on the sale.” (Source)
Some “survival experts” are less concerned about diseases. They are dead-wrong! Even during WWII the majority of deaths were caused by diseases. Robert Gray learned this the hard way during Hurricane Katrina. Watch his video and learn (from him) how to avoid making the same mistakes!
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Very good to know information
How long of shelf life do these anti-biotic’s usually have and in what way is an ideal storage.
Shelf life of common antibiotics can be found in various references, both on line or in professional reference manuals. What’s more, the Army conducted research on the shelf life of medicines as reported by the manufacturer. They discovered that most times the useful life can be doubled. As always, a cool, dry, dark storage is best.
I went to my local pet store who informed me that Veterinarians got involved and now you can’t buy these items from stores. They can sell what is currently in stock, but the store can no longer restock. I don’t know if that is only California. People were treating their pets with these antibiotics and bypassing their Vets.
10.11.2018 – We’re in SE Texas [just across the river from Louisiana, and in about 7 miles from the Gulf coast]. About 6 months ago I noticed our local Wall-marts no longer had fish medications on the shelves. When I asked about it. the clerk’s response was, ” I don’t know why, but we no longer carry those products.”
Amoxicillon is good for the children but what about penicillin can you get that also in the fish supply also
Amoxicillin contains penicillin.
what’s your recommendation for painkillers
Amoxicillin does NOT contain Penicillin. Amoxicillin is a chemically-altered (improved) form of Penicillin. Same drug class, different drug.
With antibiotics, the drug companies are always trying to improve upon the last generation of antibiotics…because we are becoming increasingly antibiotic resistant. That is what happens when a person uses antibiotics for everything, even if they’re not needed. It also happens when the bacteria evolve to avoid being killed by older antibiotics.
Tip: only take antibiotics when absolutely certain that you have a BACTERIAL infection. They will not help if you have the flu, or any other VIRAL infection.
You can buy Penicillin in a lot of feed stores and on line. We use it in our horses so always have a large bottle on hand.
i live in Mexico, and for at least two years now antibiotics require a prescription.
I also live in Mexico, have been for the last 6 years. You are correct they are suppose to supply a prescription for antibiotics now, unless you are good friends with the farmacy in your neighborhood. I have no problem buying antibiotics whenever I want them without a prescription. Try going to the smaller farmacy not the big Brand name ones.
NO RX PHARM STORE WAS SHOWN BY MALWARES TO HAVE A VIRUS.
Thank you so much for letting me know. I’ve just removed it from the article.
There is a high risk of fake drugs sold by foreign countries, especially Mexico and Asia. When Viagra first came out, it was very expensive and foreigners were selling the stuff very cheap, much of it was a look a like tablet that did nothing for you.
I would be careful with Antibiotics as well. If you ever need it when the SHTF, you risk being stuck with placebo when you need an antibiotic the most. Buyer beware, you get what you pay for.
I buy my antibiotics online from fish supply stores, and tested what I bought for an oral infection and it worked just fine for me.
So, don’t get excited about buying in Mexico or Asia, the risk of fake drugs is greater.
anti biotics generically may be fine however there are other medications that can be different from brand to generic Seizure meds and some heart meds I know for certain as I have seizures and the heart as the VA put my husband on generic and he has to have surgery Monday to correct what the generic did not take care of However the fish antibiotics from a reputable source are great if you know how to figure out the human doses
Garlic is a antibiotic. I like it.
I believe there are many native American and Heritage natural medicines and plants. I believe some indians boiled willow bark for headaches. This was the basis for aspirin if I’m not wrong. Look for natural cures and survival information. With a little leg work and study you can learn quite a bit.
The No Prescription Online Pharmacy has a virus. Don’t go to that website. It set off all of my antivirus programs.
I was just there and the site was fine. However, the “Buy Antibiotics” set off alarms and my anti-virus wouldn’t allow it to load.
Thank you so much for letting me know. I’ve just removed it from the article.
Thank you for the information. . . Just wondering if you know of a site where one can purchase minor prescription drugs (e.g. synthroid) – so one can stockpile. Nowadays, doctors do not like pharmacies to dispense more than what is needed for 3-6 mos at a time.
It’s not the doctors as much as it is “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” The feds don’t want doctors prescribing too large a quantity at one time. You might be seeing them on the black market. That may be true for some drugs, but see my comments about losartan below.
One of the reasons they call your script in to the pharmacy is not for convenience, it is to cut down on druggies making copies of the script and drug shopping. Like anything the government does, they can’t just limit it to those “terribly addicting drugs” they want it for all drugs. I have a feeling there isn’t much of a resale market for losartan when 90 tabs costs $12.00.
Most of you aren’t old enough to remember, but there was a time when one could buy OTC drugs that doctors can no longer prescribe such as tincture of paregoric. Or Hadacol (brand name) with codeine. Used to be an OTC drug. Not any more. I don’t even know if doctors can prescribe it. It sure worked well. There is nothing for suppressing a serious cough like codeine.
I’m glad I lived my life when I did. I am too old and cranky to put up with the bull droppings that the government crams down our throats.
I would tell your dr of your concern. ( use your states common concern like earthquakes for CA if you are concerned about looking paranoid). He or she may be willing to up the dose so you can cut the pills and still take the lower dose but be able to keep the other half of each pill.
This is what my dr did with my triptans ( migraine specific medication that is not controlled). I need 20mgs to 40mgs to end a migraine. When I asked my dr about earthquake prepping, she wrote the RX for 40mgs with “take 1 and if needed take a 2nd after two hours” as the directions.
So, I now in effect get twice the medicine I need. I use a pill cutter and take half of a pill which allows me to keep the other half
Painkillers kratom if it’s legal in your state also prescription levels of loperamide+ graph fruit juice can work for some people ( this second one should only be used when there are no safe options and you have to pick the least unsafe one. When I accidentally did this I had painkiller effect for 12 hours and then a migraine but if something fell on my foot in an earthquake 12 hours would give me time to find other CNS acting medicine
Just an FYI, The link you provided to Antibiotics For Survival is not a website based in another country. It is a licensed physician here in the US. He can’t provide this to every state, but to most(there is a list under the red button with states that won’t work). He has been doing this since 2011 and has been advertising on SHTFplan.com since that time. I emailed the owner of SHTFplan.com before ordering to verify he was legit. Very happy with the service I received.
Have you ordered recently? How did you send your payment?
Just want to let you know that both online links are now no longer in use.
that website name is now for sale….