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BlueJay BS: CIPRO (30) RE: BS: CIPRO 15 Oct 01

And another thing. Frequently folks allergic to one drug in a particular classification of medications, are also allergic to similar drugs in the same class. So a guy stockpiling Cipro, (a fluoroquinolone class antibiotic), who has exhibited an allergy to Noroxin, (which is of the same classification), may be stockpiling a drug which could kill him just as effectively as the Anthrax he is trying to avoid. Unless effectively educated by their physicians, many people do not understand this cross-category probability of allergies, and even if so instructed may be unable to stay abreast of new drug developments.

Other antibiotics are available, such as tetracyclines, for people with fluoroquinolone allergies. The general public is not able to self-medicate with antibiotics. Health status, history, and cardiac, liver and kidney functions are needed to determine the right drug and dose. That's what doctors are for. Especially with high dose or long term usage.

So I'd recommend against buying Cipro from Mexico. If you think you have been exposed to anthrax, get thee to the local ER, or your personal physician. If your local Doc seems at all unfamiliar with anthrax, contact your local health department, or the CDC. Keep pushing till you find someone with answers. If you've been exposed to anthrax by respiration, you need to push hard. Death is not certain, but you don't have much time. Certainly not enough time to be running trials of outdated Cipro without medical evaluation. Thanks, BlueJay

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