I sit here, snot dripping over my keyboard, hacking and shivering thanks to a lovely bout with a heavy cold (or something equally as nasty). For the past couple of days, after pillaging my medicine cabinet, I have been taking some ancient, leftover antibiotics, 500 mg of Amoxicillin. Yes, yes, I know the arguments against taking them – antibiotics only work on bacterial infections, I may be making whatever beasties I have immune to their efficacy, blah blah – but I feel as if they’re lessening the evil grip of whatever bug has me wrapped in its snotty grip.
Unfortunately, I’ve run out.
I don’t really want to ring up my doctor, and I seriously doubt he’d offer up a prescription for antibiotics without first examining me. And, frankly, speaking, I have no desire to cough up (pun moistly intended) another hundred or so dollars for this pleasure.
What I’m asking you, dopers, is whether the antibiotics for sale at my local fish-o-rama are safe for human consumption. I’ve already done the Google thang, but due to my sickenss my Google-fu is weak today and there seem to be conflicting opinions about the safety or efficacy of fish meds.
Please spare me the finger pointing re taking old antibiotics for an unknown infection and just tell me what you think about fish antibiotics.