I assume you are a pharmacist based not only on your claim, but your posts. They seem to be inline with what the typical pharmacist would say.Liff wrote:Being a pharmacist does not make me right ot wrong, it just makes me a pharmacist, no more or less. And this is the interwebs, how do you actually know? Anyways....
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.asp ... &page=1858" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;Visionz wrote:I really don't see a problem with self medicating antibiotics. It's really not a dangerous drug (even expired) unless overused.
701,547 ER admissions due to adverse drug events. 127,807 of those due to antibiotics. 35,228 of those were due to amoxicillin. This is why amoxicillin is a dangerous drug and even more dangerous when there is no ER. YMMV, but it is a bad, bad idea to recommend this for unnecessary situations.
I have never changed anyone's mind on this and I don't expect to. Good luck with everything.
I understand self medication can be dangerous if abused. Perhaps I could have worded my post a little different. If anyone has called you a hypochondriac, if you take tylenol for a paper cut, if you have volumes of books that tell you what OTC supplements will help you lose weight (but you never exercise and eat unhealthy), if you easilly become addicted to things, and especially if you are not willing to investigate and read about what you will take BEFORE you take it, it might not be advisable to self medicate.
The figures of how many people go to the ER due to amoxacillin are interesting, but honestly thousands damage their liver every year and wind up in the hospital from tylenol, and I would venture to say the number of people who wind up in the ER from alcohol consumption FAR exceed that of amoxacillin.
Most importantly, I think we need to recognize this is a survivalist forum and most of what is written is in terms of PAW stuff anyway, or at least in terms of survival when a doctor isn't easilly available