Would I take fish antibiotics in an emergency? Yes.
If you buy fish antibiotics in pill form. And they have the same coloring and imprint codes printed on them as human antibiotics, you are getting the same product.
Amoxicillin, ciprofloxacin, penicillin and more, are repackaged and sold as fish antibiotics, sometimes in equal doses.
But there is some risk you should know about
Number 1 – The pills do not have to meet the same handling standards for medication, and may not get stored properly.
Number 2 – You need to know which ones to use and why. I would not use them without first reading the book The Survival Medicine Handbook: THE essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way, which covers this topic thoroughly.
And finally, check to see if you have the same pills by matching them up with this pill identifier tool.
In the end, it’s up for you to decide if the risk outweighs not having anything to take in a grid down situation.
All prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in the U.S. are required by the FDA to have an imprint code. If your pill has no imprint code, it could be a vitamin, diet, herbal, or energy pill, or an illicit or foreign drug. It is not possible to accurately identify a pill online without an imprint code.