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First and foremost, I would make sure that the pills have a United States Pharmacopeia, or USP. " This is a compendium recognized officially by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that contains descriptions, uses, strengths, and standards of purity for selected drugs and for all of their forms of dosage."
Secondly, I would make sure that it is an antibiotic that I have taken for a previous reason. This greatly reduces the risk of an allergic reaction.
Third, I would start my stockpile of medicines for the most common ailments for your family. For my clan this would include ear infections, upper respiratory infections, strep throat, and Urinary Tract Infections.
For the purpose of this exercise, I'll choose strep throat, since that is why I am currently taking medication.
- Open new page to Google.
- In the search box, type "webmd.com" and your ailment. Ex: "webmd.com strep throat" ( link for example)
Next, I'll need to figure out the dosing schedule for amoxicillin for an adult. This is very important since the dosage will vary from an adult to a child.
- Open new page to Google
- In the search box, type "drugs.com dosage amoxicillin" ( link for example ).
After a lot of research and personally buying the medicine, I would recommend this site medicine. This is the direct website from where we purchase our antibiotics. It has the USP and is also an American manufacturer.
Make sure to printout any information in case of power failure.
I added The Doom and Bloom (tm) Survival Medicine Handbook to the recommended list onto My Amazon store. Link Here
As always, comments are welcome and encouraged. Keep Right On - K
UPDATE POST ON 09-04-2012
I have provided a link to Fish Antibiotics.org . They have Youtube videos of the actual pills and descriptions so that you can further research the medicines. This website is an excellent resource.
I have also removed the link to My Amazon store, since Amazon no longer carries any aquarium medicines.
http://www.doomandbloom.net/2011/10/fish-antibiotics-in-a-collapse.html (Best site)