TEOTWAWKI Antibiotics

The information contained in this post is for educational purposes only. This is not medical advice and should not be taken as such. All medications should be taken under supervision of a doctor. If you are sick, seek professional advice.

Antibiotics are an amazing piece of modern medicine. I would personally be dead without antibiotics, and I'm sure many of you would be too. They've saved the lives of millions - probably billions. And, after TEOTWAWKI, they'll become amongst the most valued remnants of the old world.

Think of it. You get an infected cut or come down with strep throat. You will die without antibiotics and you're probably well aware of it. What would you give for a bottle of the little magical pills? Probably anything.

Unfortunately, you can't just stroll on down to the local big box store and buy a TEOTWAWKI supply of antibiotics. You need a prescription, and doctors usually don't just hand those out to anyone who wants a few bottles of amoxicillin "just in case." So, what to do? Click below to find out!

Well, believe it or not, the solution is pretty simple. Nope, no need to learn how to brew your own antibiotics in some garage lab.

While you need a prescription for antibiotics, your fish doesn't. And, somewhat surprisingly, your fish takes generic, made-for-humans antibiotics. In the same dosage size as a doctor would give you.

Yep, really. These are the exact same thing that you would get from a pharmacy. They're generics, but they're legit.

So, you can buy amoxicillin, cipro and others on Amazon, no prescription needed and no questions asked. They've got names like "Fish-Mox", but they are the real thing.

The image at the top of this article is what came in my bottle of Fish Mox - according to the imprint, it's generic amoxicillin, made by Aurobindo Pharma - more details here. From what I understand, you will get batches of different manufacturers, so I would not necessarily expect to get the same brand/make of amoxicillin in another bottle of good ol' Fish Mox. Drugs.com has a great pill identifier if you want to double check your pills when they arrive.

Antibiotics have about a one year shelf life, and are supposed to last indefinitely if put them in the freezer.

If you're going to invest in these meds for post-TEOTWAWKI use, it's good to know what they are used to treat, how they are administered, and side-effects or potential interactions. Information is readily available with a quick search; drugs.com is again wealth of information. I would recommend a hard copy of this information be stored with the meds. And, if you're NOT in a TEOTWAWKI situation, seek professional advice versus trying to self medicate.

Here's some info and links for some of the basics. Info is pulled from Drugs.com.  Again, not medical advice here. Just educational.

Used for used for things like strep, UTI, bacterial infection and dental abscesses. It is usually administered in 500mg capsules, 3 times a day for 7 to 10 days. More info here.
500mg Amoxicillin 100 Count >

Used for nasties like cholera, infectious diarrhea, anthrax, salmonella, typhoid and PLAGUE. Yikes. Usually administered in 500mg capsules ever 12 hours, duration varies.  More info here.
500mg Ciprofloxacin - 100 Count >

Good for pneumonia, cholera, malaria, Lyme disease, chlamydia, more plague, more anthrax, and others. Usually in 100mg capsules every 12 hours, duration varies. More info here.
100 mg Doxycycline - 100 Count >