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Phosphorus Tue 26-Sep-17 15:51:30

I read a thread on the net a while ago about meds that should be stockpiled.

There were loafs of Americans stockpiling fish antibiotics

Does anyone have a list of easily available, non-prescription UK meds?

A common sensible sort of list?

cozietoesie Wed 27-Sep-17 21:06:29

I read most of this piece on the use of animal preparations and I didn't find it reassuring, I have to say.

How's your everyday first aid and your herbal know-how?

cozietoesie Wed 27-Sep-17 21:17:51

PS - that site is American. I don't know where you're posting from or how much of that applies to the UK if you're posting from there.

shhhfastasleep Thu 28-Sep-17 08:29:00

Was wondering about fish antibiotics too - like cozie, I am sceptical about efficacy.

Phosphorus Thu 28-Sep-17 12:50:28

Yes, I'm in the UK (England).

Fish antibiotics are a bit beyond me.

I suppose I have the usual.

Paracetamol (inc. calpol) /Aspirin/ibuprofen, sudocrem, bandages and TCP.

cozietoesie Thu 28-Sep-17 13:24:50

If you've read some of the other threads on this board, you'll appreciate that antimicrobial resistance is with us right now. Dipping into some of the threads or this site might help you. If serious bad times come upon us, I'd personally be inclined to use as much of your family's immune systems as possible. That likely means some first aid training if you have a source nearby. That, to me, would be the common sense approach.

Childrenofthestones Wed 04-Oct-17 07:45:59

What are the odds on getting prescription meds (Life sustaining) two or three months in hand.
Due to a cock up I have ended up with two months worth of prescription meds in the cupboard (so one month in hand when I run out) It struck me that as I am one of the 5% of suckers that pays for my meds it wont cost the NHS any more for me to have say three months worth at any time. Then if the worst comes to the worst I have a leeway to fall back on.

cozietoesie Sun 08-Oct-17 20:50:51

Are the meds time-sensitive?

SideOrderofSprouts Sun 08-Oct-17 20:58:36

I have a life long condition and am trying to have at least a month in hand

cozietoesie Sun 08-Oct-17 21:13:15

If the meds aren’t time or power sensitive (eg requiring refrigeration) then that’s likely a good idea.

PurplePillowCase Sun 08-Oct-17 21:17:00

it would probably be better to get a book on medicinal herbs...
apart from stockpiling/keeping a sensible supply of pain meds and a goid first aid kit.

cozietoesie Sun 08-Oct-17 21:23:46

I agree. (But only if you can be sure to source them correctly.) First aid is always good.

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