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Expired Antibiotics Sold in Pai

  • travelfisher

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    15th August, 2013
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    Hi there, for your information: Drugstore next to Duang restaurant and Government Savings Bank office in Pai - it's "main corner" of "walking street" there, bank has pink board- sells expired antibiotic (Dicloxilin in my case, expired Dicloxilin can cause kidney damage)- expiry date is 20.02.13, so it's been 6 month since it actually expired. I was stupid enough to trust "pharmacist" there, so it came out after I took a course that didn't work, and came back to get some more- and checked exp date. "Pharmacist" claims "it's ok to take it, but not later then one year after expiry"- which gives the idea of what is actually going on there. Please, beware of this "pharmacist" and be healthy. Kap =)

    #1 Posted: 15/8/2013 - 06:40

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  • LeonardCohe-

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    Not sure that hippies who do pot care about their health that much.

    #2 Posted: 15/8/2013 - 10:56

  • Captain_Bob

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    In addition to singling out this specific pharmacy, I'd say check expiration dates on all pharmaceuticals before paying, especially in a "developing" country ;-)

    #3 Posted: 15/8/2013 - 11:32

  • travelfisher

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    Sure thing, Captain- this case reminded me to be careful, hopefully I won't have to pay too much- health and money-wise - for this short instance of "trust", that was facilitated by my feverous condition.

    #4 Posted: 15/8/2013 - 20:37

  • travelfisher

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    And one more thing- discussing it with denizens here, came out I just went to wrong place- pretty much everybody told me I should have gone to pharmacy "next to main market, opposite new 7/11", that I eventually visited- chemist there is much more of a chemist, and speaks decent English too. She was extremely surprised somebody sold me expired antibiotics.
    Be healthy, everybody.

    #5 Posted: 15/8/2013 - 20:44

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