Mexican Penicillin

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by jady, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I had a head cold yesterday, took the day off work and everything.

    My roommate gave me a penicillin he got OTC in mexico......>WOW!!!!!!!!

    I feel great today!!!! Has anyone else taken the Mexican equilivant of American drugs? Do you find them to be stronger?
  2. standupright


    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow
    the majority of those drugs come from the same manufacturer as they do in the US.
  3. Well, for starters, they use real cane sugar instead of High Fructose Corn Syrup.
  4. StyleOverShow

    StyleOverShow Still Playing After All These Years Supporting Member

    May 3, 2008
    Studio City, CA
    Yeah, it's interesting that the drugs are probably made in NJ or Canada. There only more expensive in the US, to cover R&D they say (begging the question why should we pay for worldwide development costs?).

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  6. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I've bought some drugs in Mexico before. I thought they were ibuprofin. I tripped and didn't down for about 10 hours. I rode it out, but if you weren't expecting it, that could have been really bad. I'm not a doctor, but I pretty sure you shouldn't take Penicillin for a head cold.
  7. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    Actually there are a lot of drugs out there that have been approved in Europe, but not to the stringent oversight of the FDA. Having worked U.K. company in the Pharmaceutical field, I also know that governments regulate how much a company can charge for medicine if they want to sell it in their country. There is a lot of lobbyist money going to our beloved senators from these companies to keep regulated pricing at bay. In the U.S., a lot of these Pharma companies spend more money on advertising then they do on some of the research, telling us stupid Americans how much we need this medicine.

    Last time I was in England visiting family, the pharmacist could prescribe certain medications.
  8. Typically most "colds" are viruses and an antibiotic has no effect.

    As a pharmacist, I don't think I'd buy much from Mexico. My fake Oakleys lasted a few weeks before falling apart. There are entirely too many people aware of the American price gouging, thus they give "special" deals on drugs, most of which are made of nada...if you're lucky. Counterfeit drugs make much more money than the real ones.

    Part of why the government regulates drugs so tightly is to keep everyone safe. Rampant use of antibiotics has lead to many resistant bugs. Get your stuff from a real doctor who tells you to go to a real pharmacist.
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  10. Chriss62


    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    I lol'd:D
  11. Yep. Antibiotic = anti-bacterial. Antiviral = anti-virus. It amazes me how so many knuckleheads don't get this!

    It's the equivalent of treating an earache with Viagra! :rollno:
  12. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I get the difference between viral and bacterial ailments but I do believe this was a sinus infection of some kind cuz the antibiotics worked........

    And BTW, I can hear sooooo much better sportin some chub.
  13. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I got the penicillin from my roomate who got it from his mom who is a Mexican citizen.............I don't think she got ripped off for being an American :p
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    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
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  15. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    That's because you're paying attention to things more. ;)
  16. Could have started as a cold (virus) and progressed to a sinus infection (bacterial). The only thing that doesn't make sense is the timeline...if this all started yesterday.
  17. Yeah I don't go to the Doctor in America if I can help it. I also have Mexican meds in the house. Mostly "mejoralitos" for colds and junk like that. My cousin is a doctor though he went to school in America for a while. Medication is way cheaper in other countries than here. So is medical treatment.

    Broke my leg a few years back, didn't have insurance, I was expecting a ridiculous high bill, but it was about 4,000 American. lol and they apologized for it being so high stating that it had to do with my private room while I was recovering from surgery.
  18. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Put it this way. That surf session was really really really interesting. I was surfing in front of myself. Seeing things before they happened. Pretty cool actually. I was very focused.
  19. Wasn't referring to anyone in particular with that comment. I was just sayin'. I've had so many clients of mine go to doctors with viral ailments and essentially demand antibiotics. made me wanna punch 'em!

    LOL! :D
  20. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    It started a weeks or so ago but I figured it was just allergies (I have real bad allergies year round) so that theory may work :smug:

    I tend to listen to my doctors :D They are usually smarter than me :rollno:
  21. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man

    the NHS in the UK have been pressing this issue for a few years now. It's common sense, but the public need educating, some people needlessly stockpile antibiotics like fluxacillin and pop themn when they have a cold. Bad idea.