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    Emergency medication services?

    I saw this ad on Instagram for a company that provides emergency medicines such as antibiotics, epi pens after a video appointment with their doctor.


    https://durationhealth.com/

    The price isn't cheap but may be worth it in a true emergency.

    My doctor is reluctant to prescribe prophylactic medication, so this interests me.

    Are there other companies that do this or have you been lucky enough to have your doctor prescribe meds like this for emergency use?



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    This is a bit different than your PCP giving abx over the phone. This is like wilderness/austere medicine meets primary care. Some of those meds are no brainers to me--epi, imodium, etc. Antibiotics start to move into the gray. Prescribing them and taking them willy-nilly is how you get antibiotic-resistant bugs, but if you prescribe and give an algorithm that says "if 'a' and 'b', take med 'c'", I think it's probably OK. I know other meds in the austere med business who do things like this.

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    Another place to check for antibiotics is pet stores. Most antibiotics for people and animals is the exact same medicine. Just keep in mind, dosage levels. And expiration dates, if you're storing them long term. You don't usually need prescriptions for animal medicine.

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