Disclaimer: This article on getting antibiotics without a prescription is for information purposes only.
Be certain to check your local/state/federal laws before attempting any of the information herein.
Many people think there isn’t a way they can legally get antibiotics without a prescription. Obviously, they haven’t read this article.
Most people think that you absolutely need a prescription to get the antibiotics your body needs. Unfortunately, this means having to get the go-ahead from your doctor (which often has its own headaches). Then, to get the right pills, you’re going to have to wait in line and then sit (or shop) while they fill your prescription. The whole process is pretty tedious.
Now don’t get me wrong – the prescription-getting process is full of its own hassles and inconveniences. However, it’s often a necessary means to a more beneficial end. However, in an SHTF situation, things are going to get much worse. And we may not have the luxury of even acquiring prescription antibiotics when the crisis occurs.
The fact is you likely won’t have access to a doctor in a major catastrophe. Plus, many of the grocery store shelves will be empty when SHTF – and this includes the ones holding antibiotics. This means you’ll likely have trouble even getting a weaker substitute of the pills you need to survive.
But what if I told you there was a completely legal way of getting around the whole prescription ordeal? A way that you could manage to get many of the antibiotics you need without having to go through a doctor or a pharmacy?
Would you be interested?
Pay attention, because I’m about to teach you…
Sneaky Ways to Get Antibiotics Without A Prescription
Now keep in mind this information alone won’t necessarily cover you if you need to survive a major health crisis. (You can learn more about surviving that here). However, these tips will definitely help you kill that nasty infection – even when the grocery store shelves are all empty.
There are three different ways you can legally obtain antibiotics without a prescription. These are…
1 – Pet Stores
Now this option might have made you scratch your head. But hear me out.
Any pharmacist worth his/her salt will tell you that human antibiotics treat illnesses in fish. And, interestingly enough, you don’t need a prescription to purchase antibiotics for fish.
Unfortunately, these antibiotics often don’t come in convenient ready-to-swallow pills. However, they still contain the same chemicals one would find in a standard pharmacy. And, even more amazing, these antibiotics can help your body to fight an infection.
It’s crazy that pharmacies inflate the cost to nearly 10 times the price of some of these fish antibiotics. However, you can get them for cheap at any pet store.
2 – Bodegas
Bodegas are a Spanish term for ethnic convenience/grocery stores. These are found throughout the United States. However, they’re typically in heavily-populated Latino areas.
Certain bodegas sell antibiotics to customers. And the ones that do don’t require a prescription.
According to CoreyNahman.com:
“Since I live in New York City, we conducted our experiment in Washington Heights, a vibrant immigrant community with a large native Spanish speaking ex-pat population.
Our undercover investigator went into several bodegas and explained that she had a sore throat and needed antibiotics. Two out of seven stores had antibiotics for sale.
One store had “Gimalxina”, a brand name for amoxicillin. She bought 20 capsules for $10.00. Another store had generic ampicillin and tetracycline for $0.60 per pill. They also had other medicines for sale (such as diuretics and birth control pills but that’s another story).”
“A 2002 NY Times article indicated that Chinese and Russian immigrants easily purchase antibiotics and other prescription drugs in small markets.”
3 – Mexico
Mexico is one other location that can potentially help preppers stock up on antibiotics. According to CoreyNahman.com:
Selling prescription medicines to Americans is a huge industry in Mexico. The main shopping streets in border towns such as Tijuana and Nagales are lined with pharmacies.
We took a bus from downtown San Diego across the border to Tijuana, Mexico. There, we were able to buy 14 tablets of brand-name Cipro 500 mg (ciprofloxacin) for $35.00 US. 96 capsules of Amoxicillin 500mg went for $18.95. Levaquin was harder to find but we were able to buy 15 tablets of the generic for about $25.00.
South of the border you can walk into any drugstore and buy antibiotics over-the-counter. It’s just like buying Tylenol or Advil. No prescriptions are needed and nobody asks any questions. So, if you live within driving distance of the Mexican border (like in San Diego, or El Paso) this is a piece of cake.
I threw this last option in here because, although it is not legal, it could potentially save your life. In many cases, it is possible to order/import antibiotics from other countries without a prescription. According to CoreyNahman.com:
Importing non-prescription antibiotics over the internet into the United States is a low priority for the authorities compared to narcotics and controlled substances. When was the last time you read about someone being arrested for importing Cipro or Augmentin into the USA?
Here’s how it works: As long as the pharmacy is located in a country that does not require a doctor’s prescription for a drug, they are happy to sell you whatever you need (other than controlled substances) without a prescription. You are breaking the law, but the authorities are not able to keep up with every single package entering the United States from overseas.
Now let it be known I am NOT advising you to break the law in order to get antibiotics without a prescription.
However, the fact is when SHTF, it’ll be everyone for themselves. And, in a life or death situation, you can now know these options exist if you have to use them. After all, knowledge = preparedness. And, when you Prepare Now, you’re more likely to Survive Later!