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Literally translated "husband-and-wife medication", MAGASAWANG GAMOT
refers to a self-medicating placebo- and pharmacy-based combination therapy commonly used by the rural folk in the Quezon area. The most popular of the self-prescribed prescription-pharmaceuticals, it originally paired the antibiotic Chloramphenicol with the analgesic/antipyretic paracetamol. Dispensed by the botica (drug store) - even by some sari-sari stores - upon request without a prescription, it is usually taken as a single dose for a variety of illnesses and complaints: flu-like syndromes, colds and febrile gastrointestinal diarrheal disorders. The antibiotic part of the combination has been substituted with amoxicillin. A second or third dosing is determined by the user, depending on severity or persistence of symptoms.

Cost of ready-to-dispense, cellophane-wrapped single-dose magasawang gamot: amoxicillin 250 mg and paracetamol 500 mg:
P8.50 - 12.00


Bintusa Pagtutuli (Circumcision)
Bulong and Orasyon Suob
Cadot Tapal
Kudlit Tawak
Lunas Tawas
Luop Other Anecdotal Therapies
Magasawang Gamot  

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