Why can't I buy anti-biotics?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by safcforever, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. safcforever

    safcforever Striker

    I always get a chest infection after a cold so I know exactly whats wrong and what I need.

    It looks like I need to book an appointment with a doctor but I work away so I would end up missing out on 2 days wages if I wait for an appointment.
  2. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    Antimicrobial resistance.
  3. sonson

    sonson Striker

    If you bought antibiotics every time you had a cold they would become ineffective, so in the event something was seriously wrong with you that required antibiotics as treatment you'd be fucked. There's real concerns in the medical community about the increasing resistance many diseases are developing against them. They're not a one size fits all solution, more of a wonder weapon for special circumstances.
  4. Morse

    Morse Striker


    If anything, Doctors should be massively reducing the amount of prescribed antibiotics. Unless you're vulnerable, i.e. young or elderly etc. you should grin and bear it unless it's serious.
  5. ajthemackem

    ajthemackem Striker

    I always get chest infections and just ride it out, like. Nothing a couple of ibuprofen won't fix unless you're starting to go blue...
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  6. Morse

    Morse Striker

    Colds are caused by viruses. Antibiotics don't affect viruses.
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  7. heroesof73

    heroesof73 Striker

    our Docs does telephone appointments which was very handy when i was working away via an online booking system. Can you not get them at your Docs?--failing that try ringing reception if you have a history of getting them a few times before as you suggest and they might get a message to Doc to prescribe?
  8. ajthemackem

    ajthemackem Striker

    Honestly can't understand it. I mean, if they have an underlying condition which could make such things dangerous, fair enough. But no-one in our house goes to the doctor's for owt unless they have to be carted there by someone else. :lol:
  9. Dan..Dan..Dan..Dan

    Dan..Dan..Dan..Dan Goalkeeper

    .....because you're in the butcher's ?
  10. sonson

    sonson Striker

    That also makes sense
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  11. Secret Visage

    Secret Visage Winger

    Go to Spain, buy them over the counter and cheap as owt.

    Allegedly .
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  12. safcforever

    safcforever Striker

    In the city I might get that but I live in a little village.
    Some parts of Canada are still living in the 70's
  13. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    To expand on my earlier post...

    The improper use of antibiotics (abx) results in antibiotic resistance.

    Having them on sale would result in greater resistance.

    If you have a genuine need for them your GP can write you a script that is valid for six months to get your abx dispensed.

    Or he could if you did not apparently live in Canada...
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  14. safcforever

    safcforever Striker

    I don't normally but after every cold I end up with heavy feeling lungs and getting a sore throats from coughing to the point I lose my voice :lol:
  15. Over here you don’t need to see your gp you can see one anywhere. I love the nhs
  16. safcforever

    safcforever Striker

    I do get that, but it's so frustrating that I have to lose money and then pay for my tablets anyway. I know what I need as I've had them before
  17. Morse

    Morse Striker

    Still 20 years ahead of NZ and Wales...
  18. safcforever

    safcforever Striker

    I'm a huge fan of the NHS, living in the states highlighted how good having the NHS actually is
  19. Frijj

    Frijj Striker

    You can’t be sure every time that the infection is the same, or that it will respond to the same antibiotics in the same way.

    Plus if everyone could buy them your antibiotics might not work as well in the future.

    You should just ask your doctor for some extra scripts. If that’s legal in Canada.
  20. 200 others

    200 others Goalkeeper

    they are, get them when the lads go away, the last ones i got were great for the chest infection, no need for a doc, amoxicillin, always handy to have in ;)

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