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Post by rick1 on Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:27 pm

Some of the OTC/vitamin items I stock are:

V-C, B-12, V-D, Iron, multi-vitamins, calcium, protein tabs

Acetaminophen
Ibuprofen
81 mg aspirin
Rubbing Achohol
Hydrogen Perozide
Rolaids
Allergy Relief Tablets/diphenhydramine tablets
Pepto Tablets
Cold relief tablets
Cough drops
Vicks rub
Poison ivy cream
Muscle rub
Triple antibiotic
Oral pain relief
Anti itch
Hydrocortisone cream

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Post by Cinnamon on Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:27 am

I have all that and...

Benedryl Gel or lotion
Vapor Rub
Vaseline
Eye Wash
Liquid Bandage
Imodium
Naproxen sodium
Lotion
Aloe Vera gel

And probably more I can't think of right now...

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Post by rick1 on Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:17 pm

Cinnamon wrote:I have all that and...

Benedryl Gel or lotion
Vapor Rub
Vaseline
Eye Wash
Liquid Bandage
Imodium
Naproxen sodium
Lotion
Aloe Vera gel

And probably more I can't think of right now...

Oh Cin, liquid bandage, I didn't have any of that, but now I do (liquid skin). I also have anti-radiation tabs K103 and klarity kraton (herb).

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Post by dmwalsh568 on Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:56 am

I have that stuff plus stool softeners and fiber caplets...since constipation is just as dangerous as diarrhea...
and Epsom salts.

For allergy relief, I have generic Zyrtec, generic Claritin and Benadryl.

I think that covers the OTC, since I don't think my pet antibiotics count. (Gotta make sure I'm ready for my pets to have issues.) Wink

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Post by Cinnamon on Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:25 am

Yeah, I really need to get those pet meds, just in case. I have some, but need more. Smile

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Post by rick1 on Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:14 pm

I have many of those so called pet supplies for my tropical fish. So I looked at their expiration dates, some are a year or so past date, but  should be good for a few more years, according to what I've read.

Now, I started to think of when the last time I was on a antibiotic and it was back in July 2006 when I had my reconstructive knee surgery. My wife was on them two years ago for a UTI.

Again I'd rather be safe then sorry.

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Post by dmwalsh568 on Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:03 pm

While I plan on adding more to my stock over time so there are a mix of newer and older meds, research shows most drugs are safe way past the printed expiration date.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/drug-expiration-dates-do-they-mean-anything

Of course that doesn’t apply to liquid medications so gel caps and pure liquids need to be rotated out. Solid pills not so much. Then again in good times, better safe than sorry so I try to stick with in date stuff, but in an event you use what you have access to.

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Post by Dave58 on Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Rick1 my fish are starting to look kinda puny. Where would you recommend ordering some meds for them ?

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Post by Cinnamon on Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:53 pm

The US Navy did a study of some sort on meds, you can find it online, I believe. Apparently, if kept in a cool, dry place, some meds still have their full effectiveness up to 20 years past the expiration date.

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Post by dmwalsh568 on Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:01 pm

Dave58 wrote:Rick1 my fish are starting to look kinda puny. Where would you recommend ordering some meds for them ?

I’ve gotten them from a few places, but this site has decent prices and very few hassles:

https://www.fishmoxfishflex.com

Occasionally they’ll sell short dated meds at deep discounts. Good deal for those of us who know the truth about expiration dates.

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Post by rick1 on Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:32 am

Dave58 wrote:Rick1 my fish are starting to look kinda puny. Where would you recommend ordering some meds for them ?

Dave, I only buy Thomas Labs brand, either from them directly or off of Ebay, you may pay a little more for that brand but other companies maybe/are from foreign countries. With that being said, if the antibiotic is made in Canada, I will consider buying from them.

I know if kept properly that the antibiotics will keep a long time but I will order new ones and still keep the old ones as a backup. I don't buy any liquid or gel antibiotics, just capsails or solid pill form.

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Post by ReadyMom on Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:36 pm

I got a LOT of my updated meds in Mexico!! When our son was playing soccer with the pro team, down near Brownsville TX, last year, we went across the border a few times to shop. (He was only about 20+ min from the border. My husbands brother & his wife also live in that area. She buys a lot of meds across the border. She's a school nurse, so she knows what she's doing with her purchases, so she was helpful with my shopping. The prices are SO LOW!

My last two trips I got 7 antibiotics, 2 'z-packs', 1 anti-inflammatory,2 huge jars of honey (unlimited shelf life) & 2 big bottles of pure vanilla (unlimited shelf life) each trip!

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