"I've heard that you're under the weather with a nagging cough?"I was amused and mildly outraged at the same time. I could not imagine an antibiotic used for the treatment of syphilis, chlamydia, and anthrax would be sold for P2.00. And even if he was a doctor (which I seriously doubt considering the accuracy of his advice), he would not be eager to prescribe a very potent antibiotic, over the phone, for what sounds like a simple respiratory tract infection.
"If you want to be cured quickly, take doxycycline. Doxin is the brand name."
"Yes, it's cheap, only P2.00."
"You have to take it three times a day for five days."
"Yes, and if you need to be symptom-free quickly, take it with Bioflu."
His friend is going to be shocked when he gets to a drug store and asks for the "cheap drug" - a shock that might prove more painful than the flu.