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Title: The cash-strapped Americans who've been forced to take their PETS' antibiotics because they're cheaper
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URL Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/ ... ication-cheap-antibiotics.html
Published: Mar 31, 2024
Author: Mike Rivero
Post Date: 2024-03-31 22:01:53 by Horse
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- including man who takes penicillin prescribed for his FISH

Doctors have warned that Americans are risking organ damage and even death by taking medication prescribed to their cats, dogs and even fishes — in a bid to save cash on prescriptions.

DailyMail.com learned of at least three cases of people using drugs that had been prescribed for pets — including one 67-year-old who took fish antibiotics for his bad cold.

Patients easily obtained the medications in several ways; including by using leftover pills from a pet's old prescription or pretending their pet was unwell in order to get a new script.

Meanwhile, doctors have warned this website that they'd treated many uninsured patients who've suffered serious complications after taking pet medications — which generally costs five times less than human pills, on average.

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