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    Getting different antibiotics

    I'm sure this is the wrong place so I apologize
    But some may know I was recently in A and E and was given amoxicillin capsules on suspected chest infection, it's been 3 or so days now and it's getting worse because I can't swallow the tablets their like horse pills.

    I don't know how to get any different ones as I'm up country and not near my GP can't be home until Monday and don't want to leave it that long, is there anywhere I can get a different prescription?
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    Re: Getting different antibiotics

    You can see a local GP and register as a temporary patient. There is no other way.
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    Re: Getting different antibiotics

    Try opening capsule and adding to a bit of water. Make sure you swallow all the powder. Will taste vile but no other way.

    Do NOT snort it!
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    Re: Getting different antibiotics

    It says not to open them KK is that just because it's less effective? Or because you'll overdose?

    Can't register as temp this practice doesn't do temp and wouldn't get an appointment until Monday either way which is when I go home, so torn between take the powder and hope it doesn't kill me or wait until Tuesday
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    Re: Getting different antibiotics

    You shouldn't open capsules really, but better that way than not taking it at all. I've opened them before too because all those AB capsules are like Epona pills

    Ring pharmacy for advice.
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    Re: Getting different antibiotics

    They would rather me take the powder thank-you wait until Tuesday with a possible chest infection and asthma so taken one don't know what you mean by vile taste it's actually quite pleasant compared to paracetamol dissolved
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    Re: Getting different antibiotics

    Put them in food. They will likely go down more easily then. A soft food so it slips down more easily e.g. mashed potatoes.
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