ptAltered wrote:abelru wrote:This thread, and several others like it have posed questions, presumably in the hopes that some of the qualified medical folks in this community could chime in and lend their $0.02. Several have been gracious enough to take the time to help illustrate several of the pitfalls and trappings of antibiotic administration (including safety concerns regarding vet meds).
I've seen absolutly nothing "illustrating" the safety concerns related to veterinary medicines in this thread. Other than calling upon authority and false dichotomies, I haven't seen any medical studies or any reasons to back up their claims, despite being asked for these specifics a few dozen times.Absolutely, 100%, and with total crystal clarity there has never been a political agenda. And while it is true that most of us with licenses at stake would stop short of advocating certain ideas, the reasons provided as to why taking pet meds is not advisable is based largely upon training/science/evidence/experience.
There is a world of difference between advocating a treatment and discussing a chemical or compound. I'd like to think that a Pharm.D. could offer more than "FIND ME A STUDY THAT SAYS ITS OK". Perhaps "Ah, but Pill X contains substance Y that doesn't hurt fish but can hurt humans". We've got none of that here.The legality issues are many as well, and I would like to address this. We are not cowards for being concerned about potential sanctions or litigation. This is our livelihood. This is how we feed our families, and ensure our future. Would you risk it all to dispense advice to a perfect stranger?
Giving advice and discussing chemistry are two different things.
1. The safety concerns are that there Is no evidence that they are safe. While it may say "amoxicillin" on the label, are the excipients and other compounds safe for human consumption? Don't know. Very brief lit search turned up nothing. I doubt the data exist to demonstrate it, one way or another. Ergo, cannot say that they are safe.
2. I would hope every Pharm D would do the same, and ask critical questions (I.e. show me the evidence) before making a recommendation
3. Calling this a "chemistry discussion" is like asking a gunsmith how to make your M4 full auto in a public Internet forum, and calling it a discussion of mechanics. Very illegal act, and as such is a bad idea. Constitutionally, may be protected, but as per the rules of this forum as I understand them, it is verboten.
And please remember that possession/administration of antibiotics (and all prescription meds) by humans without a valid prescription is illegal.