Where to Buy OTCs and Vitamins

Hi,

I usually have been purchasing my OTCs and vitamins in USA, then have it shipped over to Leyte.  But, with things locked down, is there a source in the Philippines where I can purchase and have it shipped to Ormoc City?

The local pharmacies don't carry what I take, so it is a challenge.

On another note, I bought a nebulizer and some Ventolin Solution for it last week before they locked down Ormoc City.  I also bought extra paracetamol in case we need to treat at home. I asked about Chloroquine, but they did not have.

Not sure who doing any deliveries but i have good luck with Pilgrims Pride online! They deliver to your door in couple days! Have good selection of things you might buy in GNC but for a reasonable price! I found Phosphatidylserine there! Which if you love your brain you will buy it! lol

moonunit0103 :

Hi,

I usually have been purchasing my OTCs and vitamins in USA, then have it shipped over to Leyte.  But, with things locked down, is there a source in the Philippines where I can purchase and have it shipped to Ormoc City?

The local pharmacies don't carry what I take, so it is a challenge.

On another note, I bought a nebulizer and some Ventolin Solution for it last week before they locked down Ormoc City.  I also bought extra paracetamol in case we need to treat at home. I asked about Chloroquine, but they did not have.

Chloroquine goes by the name Planequil and Watsons does have it. It is by prescription only, which is good because if not people would end up killing themselves with it. Chloroquine is very dangerous.

Also, it is not chloroquine that is being used in the clinical trials around the world right now. It is hydroxychloroquine and it is used with azithromycin because azithromycin fights secondary bacterial infection and also azithromycin has antiviral capability. The clinical trials are in the US and elsewhere, but that means it is being given under very strict observation.

but these drugs can make you very dead

they are being used for people for whom they are the last best option

moonunit0103 :

Hi,

I usually have been purchasing my OTCs and vitamins in USA, then have it shipped over to Leyte.  But, with things locked down, is there a source in the Philippines where I can purchase and have it shipped to Ormoc City?

The local pharmacies don't carry what I take, so it is a challenge.

On another note, I bought a nebulizer and some Ventolin Solution for it last week before they locked down Ormoc City.  I also bought extra paracetamol in case we need to treat at home. I asked about Chloroquine, but they did not have.

I stocked up for a 3month supply of food, also the same quantity to a family I´m helping. I also bought medications just in case no one is allowed to go out during the outbreak and I´m left alone fending for myself as the triad centers are swamped with people:

1. Prednisone/Prednisolone - Anti cytokines. To control lung inflammation (pneumonia) as the lungs are flooded with cytokines due to an exaggerated immune response. This causes fluids to accumulate in the lungs.
2. Tamiflu - to inhibit the Corona virus growth.
3. Azythromycin if Clarithromycin is not vailable. For secondary bacterial infection if you´re quarantining yourself.
4. Masks, gloves.
5. Acetaminophen, aspirin to control fever.
6. Cough medications.
7. At least either a malarial or an HIV medication (if Tamiflu fails). Or I can make a cocktail of them
depending on the interaction of the medications.

This is for me. You should consult your physician for your own sake.

lasvegan :

Not sure who doing any deliveries but i have good luck with Pilgrims Pride online! They deliver to your door in couple days! Have good selection of things you might buy in GNC but for a reasonable price! I found Phosphatidylserine there! Which if you love your brain you will buy it! lol

I take Phosphatidylserine too. My axons and dendrites fire well like in my teens... I eat a lot of peanuts and use soy. But phospolipid compounds like phosphatidylserine in them have less amounts.

These are the known drugs/components that affect the Coronavirus:

1. Protease inhibitors found on HIV medication.
2. Chloroquine/hydroxychloroquine - found in anti-malarial drugs
3. Remdesivir - an experimental drug produced by Gilead Sciences. It was successful in treating a man from Washington but needed a permission from the FDA. Trials to start soon.

And here are the foods that I tucked away at my mountain hideout where my neighbor
would be 15miles away. With their shelf life of course so they can be used after the catastrophe passes away:

1. Liquor: Indefinite shelf life.
2. White rice: Indefinite
3. Honey: Indefinite
4. Dried beans: Indefinite
5. Canned sardines/tuna: 3-5 years
6. Dark chocolate: 2-5 years
7. Peanut butter: 2years
8. Bouillon cubes: 2 years
9. Dried pasta: 1-2years
10. Canned fruits and vegetables: 1-2years
11. Tea: 6-12 mos.
12. Apples: 5days - 6mos
13. Winter squash (moranguinho): 1-3mos
14. Peanuts: 1-2mos
15. Onions: 1-2mos
16. Potatoes: 2-5 weeks
17. Salted dried fish and meat: 2-3mos
18. Horizontal freezer: filled with all types of meat, frozen vegetables, bread, cakes, ice cream etc. You name it!

I´m looking for a reasonably priced powdered milk if any and a way to produce beef jerky. Gosh, I forgot to buy me a dehydrator from the US to dry fruits in season. This can also be used to make beef jerky. I haven´t found SPAM or corned beef like Libby´s for example. I don´t like the local variety. That could tremendously help as a protein source. It does sound crazy, but Brazil could be the next outbreak.

I should have executed my doomsday underground bunker construction last year. Have more projects
so that could come next!

robal

moonunit0103 :

Hi,

I usually have been purchasing my OTCs and vitamins in USA, then have it shipped over to Leyte.  But, with things locked down, is there a source in the Philippines where I can purchase and have it shipped to Ormoc City?

The local pharmacies don't carry what I take, so it is a challenge.

On another note, I bought a nebulizer and some Ventolin Solution for it last week before they locked down Ormoc City.  I also bought extra paracetamol in case we need to treat at home. I asked about Chloroquine, but they did not have.

I see that you have asthma looking at the Ventolin solution (albuterol). You should avoid the Coronavirus at all costs. VERY life threatening in your case!

robal

robal :
moonunit0103 :

Hi,

I usually have been purchasing my OTCs and vitamins in USA, then have it shipped over to Leyte.  But, with things locked down, is there a source in the Philippines where I can purchase and have it shipped to Ormoc City?

The local pharmacies don't carry what I take, so it is a challenge.

On another note, I bought a nebulizer and some Ventolin Solution for it last week before they locked down Ormoc City.  I also bought extra paracetamol in case we need to treat at home. I asked about Chloroquine, but they did not have.

I stocked up for a 3month supply of food, also the same quantity to a family I´m helping. I also bought medications just in case no one is allowed to go out during the outbreak and I´m left alone fending for myself as the triad centers are swamped with people:

1. Prednisone/Prednisolone - Anti cytokines. To control lung inflammation (pneumonia) as the lungs are flooded with cytokines due to an exaggerated immune response. This causes fluids to accumulate in the lungs.
2. Tamiflu - to inhibit the Corona virus growth.
3. Azythromycin if Clarithromycin is not vailable. For secondary bacterial infection if you´re quarantining yourself.
4. Masks, gloves.
5. Acetaminophen, aspirin to control fever.
6. Cough medications.
7. At least either a malarial or an HIV medication (if Tamiflu fails). Or I can make a cocktail of them
depending on the interaction of the medications.

This is for me. You should consult your physician for your own sake.

Nice list. I have Prednisone, Azithromycin, Ventolin solution, a nebulizer, Robitussin, Paracetamol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen. Have a box of surgical masks, but no gloves here.  Might check out Tamiflu, but I haven't heard it mentioned.

I am also taking Vitamin D3 5000IU, a multivitamin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C 1000mg twice a day, among other things.

robal :
moonunit0103 :

Hi,

I usually have been purchasing my OTCs and vitamins in USA, then have it shipped over to Leyte.  But, with things locked down, is there a source in the Philippines where I can purchase and have it shipped to Ormoc City?

The local pharmacies don't carry what I take, so it is a challenge.

On another note, I bought a nebulizer and some Ventolin Solution for it last week before they locked down Ormoc City.  I also bought extra paracetamol in case we need to treat at home. I asked about Chloroquine, but they did not have.

I see that you have asthma looking at the Ventolin solution (albuterol). You should avoid the Coronavirus at all costs. VERY life threatening in your case!

robal

No asthma, except for wheezing in Cebu and Manila with the air pollution. I found the nebulizer after reading a post from a guy who had coronavirus in Wuhan back in November.  He said the Ventolin in the nebulizer saved his life.

robal :

And here are the foods that I tucked away at my mountain hideout where my neighbor
would be 15miles away. With their shelf life of course so they can be used after the catastrophe passes away:

1. Liquor: Indefinite shelf life.
2. White rice: Indefinite
3. Honey: Indefinite
4. Dried beans: Indefinite
5. Canned sardines/tuna: 3-5 years
6. Dark chocolate: 2-5 years
7. Peanut butter: 2years
8. Bouillon cubes: 2 years
9. Dried pasta: 1-2years
10. Canned fruits and vegetables: 1-2years
11. Tea: 6-12 mos.
12. Apples: 5days - 6mos
13. Winter squash (moranguinho): 1-3mos
14. Peanuts: 1-2mos
15. Onions: 1-2mos
16. Potatoes: 2-5 weeks
17. Salted dried fish and meat: 2-3mos
18. Horizontal freezer: filled with all types of meat, frozen vegetables, bread, cakes, ice cream etc. You name it!

I´m looking for a reasonably priced powdered milk if any and a way to produce beef jerky. Gosh, I forgot to buy me a dehydrator from the US to dry fruits in season. This can also be used to make beef jerky. I haven´t found SPAM or corned beef like Libby´s for example. I don´t like the local variety. That could tremendously help as a protein source. It does sound crazy, but Brazil could be the next outbreak.

I should have executed my doomsday underground bunker construction last year. Have more projects
so that could come next!

robal

. Sounds like you are pretty prepared. Where are you? Philippines?

I have a dehydrator back at home in the US.  I wish I had some land to grow a garden, but where I live, it would only be pots. Some seeds for planting would be nice, but what I have found is disappointing.

moonunit0103 :

No asthma, except for wheezing in Cebu and Manila with the air pollution. I found the nebulizer after reading a post from a guy who had coronavirus in Wuhan back in November.  He said the Ventolin in the nebulizer saved his life.

I do have (well controlled) asthma, rarely gives me an issue but since I'm currently in US I had my GF buy a Ventolin inhaler at Watsons just in case she or one of the boys gets really sick and has trouble breathing. It was available over the counter.

moonunit0103 :
robal :
moonunit0103 :

Hi,

I usually have been purchasing my OTCs and vitamins in USA, then have it shipped over to Leyte.  But, with things locked down, is there a source in the Philippines where I can purchase and have it shipped to Ormoc City?

The local pharmacies don't carry what I take, so it is a challenge.

On another note, I bought a nebulizer and some Ventolin Solution for it last week before they locked down Ormoc City.  I also bought extra paracetamol in case we need to treat at home. I asked about Chloroquine, but they did not have.

I stocked up for a 3month supply of food, also the same quantity to a family I´m helping. I also bought medications just in case no one is allowed to go out during the outbreak and I´m left alone fending for myself as the triad centers are swamped with people:

1. Prednisone/Prednisolone - Anti cytokines. To control lung inflammation (pneumonia) as the lungs are flooded with cytokines due to an exaggerated immune response. This causes fluids to accumulate in the lungs.
2. Tamiflu - to inhibit the Corona virus growth.
3. Azythromycin if Clarithromycin is not vailable. For secondary bacterial infection if you´re quarantining yourself.
4. Masks, gloves.
5. Acetaminophen, aspirin to control fever.
6. Cough medications.
7. At least either a malarial or an HIV medication (if Tamiflu fails). Or I can make a cocktail of them
depending on the interaction of the medications.

This is for me. You should consult your physician for your own sake.

Nice list. I have Prednisone, Azithromycin, Ventolin solution, a nebulizer, Robitussin, Paracetamol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen. Have a box of surgical masks, but no gloves here.  Might check out Tamiflu, but I haven't heard it mentioned.

I am also taking Vitamin D3 5000IU, a multivitamin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C 1000mg twice a day, among other things.

Tamiflu is a common medication for influenza. The common cold viruses belong to the same family of  Coronaviruses and many clinicians comment that taking Tamiflu being antiviral also stops the replication of the Coronavirus. Taking the flu shot alone they add could diminish the Coronavirus symptoms to 50%. Add the Tamiflu and you´d recover faster as long as you take it within 48 hours of the appearance of symptoms. Half the dose could be used for prophylaxis. Upon onset of the symptoms, I also would take the Prednisolone to prevent any possible pneumonia. Most patients develop moderate pneumonia accompanied by shortness of breath and bronchospasms. Many go on respirators from 20-30 days. Yikes! That should be enough as a regimen for COVID-19.

If you really become lll then there´s the cough medications and antipyretics. The antibiotics are for secondary bacterial infection .

robal

moonunit0103 :
robal :
moonunit0103 :

Hi,

I usually have been purchasing my OTCs and vitamins in USA, then have it shipped over to Leyte.  But, with things locked down, is there a source in the Philippines where I can purchase and have it shipped to Ormoc City?

The local pharmacies don't carry what I take, so it is a challenge.

On another note, I bought a nebulizer and some Ventolin Solution for it last week before they locked down Ormoc City.  I also bought extra paracetamol in case we need to treat at home. I asked about Chloroquine, but they did not have.

I stocked up for a 3month supply of food, also the same quantity to a family I´m helping. I also bought medications just in case no one is allowed to go out during the outbreak and I´m left alone fending for myself as the triad centers are swamped with people:

1. Prednisone/Prednisolone - Anti cytokines. To control lung inflammation (pneumonia) as the lungs are flooded with cytokines due to an exaggerated immune response. This causes fluids to accumulate in the lungs.
2. Tamiflu - to inhibit the Corona virus growth.
3. Azythromycin if Clarithromycin is not vailable. For secondary bacterial infection if you´re quarantining yourself.
4. Masks, gloves.
5. Acetaminophen, aspirin to control fever.
6. Cough medications.
7. At least either a malarial or an HIV medication (if Tamiflu fails). Or I can make a cocktail of them
depending on the interaction of the medications.

This is for me. You should consult your physician for your own sake.

Nice list. I have Prednisone, Azithromycin, Ventolin solution, a nebulizer, Robitussin, Paracetamol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and Naproxen. Have a box of surgical masks, but no gloves here.  Might check out Tamiflu, but I haven't heard it mentioned.

I am also taking Vitamin D3 5000IU, a multivitamin, Vitamin E, Vitamin C 1000mg twice a day, among other things.

I take Vit D3 up to 15,000IU. It´s fat soluble and I´ve been taking it for years. I don´t feel any toxicity. The Vit C is water soluble and it gets eliminated by the kidney really fast. I use 250mg once a day only coz I eat a lot of fruits. Brazil has abundance of tropical fruits and also for temperate bearing fruit trees like apples, grapes etc.

moonunit0103 :
robal :
moonunit0103 :

Hi,

I usually have been purchasing my OTCs and vitamins in USA, then have it shipped over to Leyte.  But, with things locked down, is there a source in the Philippines where I can purchase and have it shipped to Ormoc City?

The local pharmacies don't carry what I take, so it is a challenge.

On another note, I bought a nebulizer and some Ventolin Solution for it last week before they locked down Ormoc City.  I also bought extra paracetamol in case we need to treat at home. I asked about Chloroquine, but they did not have.

I see that you have asthma looking at the Ventolin solution (albuterol). You should avoid the Coronavirus at all costs. VERY life threatening in your case!

robal

No asthma, except for wheezing in Cebu and Manila with the air pollution. I found the nebulizer after reading a post from a guy who had coronavirus in Wuhan back in November.  He said the Ventolin in the nebulizer saved his life.

Brochospasms, shortness of breath, pneumonia, all come together with Coronavirus symptoms. The Ventolin nebulizer does help!

moonunit0103 :
robal :

And here are the foods that I tucked away at my mountain hideout where my neighbor
would be 15miles away. With their shelf life of course so they can be used after the catastrophe passes away:

1. Liquor: Indefinite shelf life.
2. White rice: Indefinite
3. Honey: Indefinite
4. Dried beans: Indefinite
5. Canned sardines/tuna: 3-5 years
6. Dark chocolate: 2-5 years
7. Peanut butter: 2years
8. Bouillon cubes: 2 years
9. Dried pasta: 1-2years
10. Canned fruits and vegetables: 1-2years
11. Tea: 6-12 mos.
12. Apples: 5days - 6mos
13. Winter squash (moranguinho): 1-3mos
14. Peanuts: 1-2mos
15. Onions: 1-2mos
16. Potatoes: 2-5 weeks
17. Salted dried fish and meat: 2-3mos
18. Horizontal freezer: filled with all types of meat, frozen vegetables, bread, cakes, ice cream etc. You name it!

I´m looking for a reasonably priced powdered milk if any and a way to produce beef jerky. Gosh, I forgot to buy me a dehydrator from the US to dry fruits in season. This can also be used to make beef jerky. I haven´t found SPAM or corned beef like Libby´s for example. I don´t like the local variety. That could tremendously help as a protein source. It does sound crazy, but Brazil could be the next outbreak.

I should have executed my doomsday underground bunker construction last year. Have more projects
so that could come next!

robal

. Sounds like you are pretty prepared. Where are you? Philippines?

I have a dehydrator back at home in the US.  I wish I had some land to grow a garden, but where I live, it would only be pots. Some seeds for planting would be nice, but what I have found is disappointing.

At this time I´m in Brazil. I used to live in the Philippines though. I´m in this forum to gauge the possibility of coming back. Who knows.

robal

hi all
i had two pneumonia shots about 11 years ago! Anyone one know if they might still have some value against the virus? Usually you only get two in your life time but i see they're now saying should get booster after 5 years!

I transposed letters in Plaquenil in my comment above and typed Planequil. Not that anyone should be running out and asking for it. Because you shouldn't.

lasvegan :

hi all
i had two pneumonia shots about 11 years ago! Anyone one know if they might still have some value against the virus? Usually you only get two in your life time but i see they're now saying should get booster after 5 years!

Get the shot if you can. I had mine about 2 weeks ago.

Philippine Destiny :

I transposed letters in Plaquenil in my comment above and typed Planequil. Not that anyone should be running out and asking for it. Because you shouldn't.

That is hard to find anywhere. Governments must have already pulled them out like in Brazil.

robal

I had those shots also but my understanding is they are for bacterial pneumonia not viral pneumonia as with coronavirus, so won't help much if at all. I have no knowledge, it's just what I read.

pnwcyclist :

I had those shots also but my understanding is they are for bacterial pneumonia not viral pneumonia as with coronavirus, so won't help much if at all. I have no knowledge, it's just what I read.

You´re right. Pneumococcal vaccines are bacterial. There are 2 types:

   1. PCV13 - the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
   2. PPSV23 - pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine. This you don´t need a booster shot. That is if
       you´re an immunocompetent adult 50yrs or older. If you have chronic conditions, you probably
       need booster shot every 5 years.

The flu shot is for viral influenza. It should be taken every year especially that influenza A changes its antigenic properties frequently. That is what I just got. I had the PPSV23 that doesn´t need the booster shot. Everyone should have both. Just to clarify any ambiguity with the previous posts.

robal

robal :

I should have executed my doomsday underground bunker construction last year. Have more projects
so that could come next!

robal

Hahahahaha . . . . . . . .When I was a teenager my brother-in-law had a bomb shelter/bunker built in the basement of his home so his family could survive a nuclear war and fallout.

That's his legacy.

W9XR :
robal :

I should have executed my doomsday underground bunker construction last year. Have more projects
so that could come next!

robal

Hahahahaha . . . . . . . .When I was a teenager my brother-in-law had a bomb shelter/bunker built in the basement of his home so his family could survive a nuclear war and fallout.

That's his legacy.

And weaponized biological warfare... Could also be used for the current pandemic but I procrastinated.
Well, I should have bought a crystal ball first. :D

W9XR :
robal :

I should have executed my doomsday underground bunker construction last year. Have more projects
so that could come next!

robal

Hahahahaha . . . . . . . .When I was a teenager my brother-in-law had a bomb shelter/bunker built in the basement of his home so his family could survive a nuclear war and fallout.

That's his legacy.

Since 1996, Singapore's building code has required that all new apartment buildings are constructed with a personal bomb shelter. With their reinforced walls and blast-proof doors, these shelters are designed to shield occupants from shock waves and shrapnel, just in case the city ever gets bombed. (Yup 80% of the local residents including myself live in such units!)
Not much help against covid 19 though!

:D

robal :
moonunit0103 :
robal :

And here are the foods that I tucked away at my mountain hideout where my neighbor
would be 15miles away. With their shelf life of course so they can be used after the catastrophe passes away:

1. Liquor: Indefinite shelf life.
2. White rice: Indefinite
3. Honey: Indefinite
4. Dried beans: Indefinite
5. Canned sardines/tuna: 3-5 years
6. Dark chocolate: 2-5 years
7. Peanut butter: 2years
8. Bouillon cubes: 2 years
9. Dried pasta: 1-2years
10. Canned fruits and vegetables: 1-2years
11. Tea: 6-12 mos.
12. Apples: 5days - 6mos
13. Winter squash (moranguinho): 1-3mos
14. Peanuts: 1-2mos
15. Onions: 1-2mos
16. Potatoes: 2-5 weeks
17. Salted dried fish and meat: 2-3mos
18. Horizontal freezer: filled with all types of meat, frozen vegetables, bread, cakes, ice cream etc. You name it!

I´m looking for a reasonably priced powdered milk if any and a way to produce beef jerky. Gosh, I forgot to buy me a dehydrator from the US to dry fruits in season. This can also be used to make beef jerky. I haven´t found SPAM or corned beef like Libby´s for example. I don´t like the local variety. That could tremendously help as a protein source. It does sound crazy, but Brazil could be the next outbreak.

I should have executed my doomsday underground bunker construction last year. Have more projects
so that could come next!

robal

. Sounds like you are pretty prepared. Where are you? Philippines?

I have a dehydrator back at home in the US.  I wish I had some land to grow a garden, but where I live, it would only be pots. Some seeds for planting would be nice, but what I have found is disappointing.

At this time I´m in Brazil. I used to live in the Philippines though. I´m in this forum to gauge the possibility of coming back. Who knows.

robal

You seem pretty up on your meds. Do you have a medical background?

moonunit0103 :
robal :
moonunit0103 :


. Sounds like you are pretty prepared. Where are you? Philippines?

I have a dehydrator back at home in the US.  I wish I had some land to grow a garden, but where I live, it would only be pots. Some seeds for planting would be nice, but what I have found is disappointing.

At this time I´m in Brazil. I used to live in the Philippines though. I´m in this forum to gauge the possibility of coming back. Who knows.

robal

You seem pretty up on your meds. Do you have a medical background?

YES!

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