Is It Safe For Humans To Use Animal Medicines?

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It may seem like a way to pinch pennies. Cutting out the middleman, the doctor in this case, and going to the feed story to self-prescribe antibiotics for an infection.
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GraciesMom

Tulsa, OK

#1 Apr 17, 2009
I do it all the time and there is nothing wrong with me. Scratch scratch, bark bark, snif sniff.
Mouf of Da Souf

AOL

#2 Apr 17, 2009
GraciesMom wrote:
I do it all the time and there is nothing wrong with me. Scratch scratch, bark bark, snif sniff.
Hahaha. Why do they have the pic of frontline? Do people really put it on the back of their neck to keep away ticks and squitos?
him

United States

#3 Apr 17, 2009
I take my dogs pain pills. I do have this new urge to p i ss on trees now.

“RIP Eric Medlen FC#4 1973-2007”

Since: Aug 08

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#4 Apr 17, 2009
GraciesMom wrote:
I do it all the time and there is nothing wrong with me. Scratch scratch, bark bark, snif sniff.
LOL...that reminds me of this email I got some time back. You may have seen it:

The Purina Diet

One Saturday I was running errands for my wife. I had gone to Wal-Mart and was standing in line waiting to buy a large bag of Purina for my Labrador Retriever. A woman behind me looking at the bag, asked if I had a dog.
On impulse, I told her that no, I was starting The Purina Diet again, although I probably shouldn't because I'd ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry & that the food is nutritionally complete so I was going to try it again.

I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now enthralled with my story, particularly a tall guy behind her.

Horrified, she asked if I'd been poisoned and was that why I was in the hospital.

I said no.....I'd been sitting in the street licking my ba lls and a car hit me.

I thought the tall guy was going to have to be carried out the door.
ItsDF

Broken Arrow, OK

#6 Apr 17, 2009
HAHAHAHA
Daddyo44

Tulsa, OK

#7 Apr 17, 2009
Kramer did it on Sinfeld.

“RIP Eric Medlen FC#4 1973-2007”

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#8 Apr 17, 2009
Daddyo44 wrote:
Kramer did it on Sinfeld.
Ohh!! I never watched Seinfeld so I didn't know where that started. I just got it in an email a couple of times.
MEagain

Tulsa, OK

#9 Apr 17, 2009
Doctors always covering their buts, they will even tell you it is not healthy to be a naturepath and not to use herbal remidies. Its mostly a hoax because of the $$. I have used fish penicillin befoe and I stilldont have gills yet. Common Sense
cami

Sand Springs, OK

#10 Apr 17, 2009
What a sad day in this country when its come to humans taking animal meds because we've been priced out of the human medical market............
Ryan

Oklahoma City, OK

#11 Apr 18, 2009
I don't think my insurance will pay for a visit to the vet for some pills.

“Say it loud and proud.”

Since: Sep 08

Tulsa, OK

#13 Apr 18, 2009
Well why not? A lot of meds are made from animals or parts so what's the diff?
Priceless

Jenks, OK

#14 Apr 18, 2009
Hey , THANKS! Now I know where to go to get antibiotics the next time I get a sinus infection! You just saved me a good 50$!
Priceless

Jenks, OK

#15 Apr 18, 2009
Garlic is a natural antibiotic and so is honey. I cured myself of strep with a concoction of mashed garlic(clove or two), a tablespoon of honey and a dash of pepper sauce. Take it 3 times a day for a week. It doesn't taste that great but it worked. How cheap is that?
Olliver

Broken Arrow, OK

#17 Apr 18, 2009
Has Amoxicillan gone up that much? Last time I got it was 4 bucks without insurance.

“Mortvi non mordant”

Since: Mar 09

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#18 Apr 18, 2009
i go to the mexican store and purchase about 2 weeks of antibiotics in capsule form for about $20...i don't have insurance and cannot afford to go to a dr right now just to get a prescription...i mean $135 for a 5 minute office visit is rediculous to me...and to think all those years i had Aetna insurance and paid them $2500 a year and never got sick one time then as soon as we were laid off and lost the insurance i get sick...just my luck...
MoJo

AOL

#19 Apr 18, 2009
Reasor's Pharmacy has some antibiotics for FREE with a prescription!

“Taste the Rainbow”

Since: Jul 08

United States

#22 Apr 18, 2009
I know someone who uses horse penicillin when he gets a cold. Is that safe?

“Taste the Rainbow”

Since: Jul 08

United States

#25 Apr 18, 2009
Invest a Gate wrote:
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Maybe. Maybe not. How's he hung?
Hahahahaha!!!!! U know I started to say something about that but I didn't want to go there. Thanks for doing it for me. I guess it helps him.
okiemissinglink

Talala, OK

#26 Apr 18, 2009
Priceless wrote:
Garlic is a natural antibiotic and so is honey. I cured myself of strep with a concoction of mashed garlic(clove or two), a tablespoon of honey and a dash of pepper sauce. Take it 3 times a day for a week. It doesn't taste that great but it worked. How cheap is that?
Bet it cured you of pesky friends and family too.
Scrappy Doo

Claremore, OK

#27 Apr 18, 2009
Hmm.. I wonder if I use wormer on my kids if they'll sit still when I tell them to..

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