Is it safe to buy prescription drugs online

Buying prescription drugs or Over-the-counter drugs from online stores can be extremely easy and time-saving. It not only saves your time but can help you save on its price too. There are certain prescription drugs like Lexapro, Ambien, Propecia, Phentermine, Valium and Oxycontin if purchased online at a discounted rate can help you save a lot of money.

Now you must be wondering how safe it is to buy drugs online. Well, your doubt is absolutely right. It is very important to decide on the authenticity of the pharmacy that you choose to buy from. Drugstore should be legal and safe. As seen these days, a lot of marketing and advertising techniques can easily sway you without even questioning its authenticity. Questions like how safe or legal the pharmacy is never knocked are mind. We often receive emails from various pharmacies asking to buy drugs at huge discounts and here we get carried away. So, generally these are spam emails, a legal pharmacy will never send such emails. If you opt for purchasing drugs online, then don’t forget to follow steps that can help you choose a legal and safe pharmacy.

 

How to choose an online licensed pharmacy?

Ordering drugs from an Online Pharmacy is definitely an easy task, but if not done carefully can lead to risk. It is imperative to choose an authentic pharmacy, who abides by the rules and regulations of the government for your drug safety. Below are the lists of questions that an online pharmacist should ask to be legal:

 

  • Your pharmacist doesn’t provide drugs without a prescription: A pharmacist should first ask for a prescription before taking any online orders. The prescription should be originally signed by the doctor. If this is the process followed by the pharmacist then you can order from there.
  • The pharmacist should be licensed by the government: The first step before ordering any drug is to check the authenticity of the pharmacist. The authenticity should be checked by verifying it on your state's Board of Pharmacy to check its licensing.
  • The Pharmacist should be available by phone to have a conversation: Having a toll free number is a good option, but not enough to rely on. One should not order from an online store, before having conservation with the pharmacist. The idea is to confirm that the pharmacist is genuine, for that if require asking any lame question that also will work. 
 
 
 

 

Challenges faced from the Online ordering of the Drugs:

 

Turns out to be outdated: The online pharmacist can sell you drugs that have lost its effectiveness or has expired, in both the cases you have lost a lot of time and money. More than anything, it can put your health at risk. Hence, making a fair decision is a matter of choice.

Drugs can be diluted: You can face fraud in cases where drugs can be diluted to water. In some cases, you have a chance of receiving a smaller dose.  Hence, with no surety of dose correction, you’ll not get the expected effect, which is of no use to you.

Labeling of the drug: A bottled drug holds the chances of mislabelling; you must be thinking how is it possible? A manufacturer can replace the content of bottled drug with the cheap one. It is quite possible. The drug you order is at times, not the similar one in terms of content and for you; it becomes very difficult to judge. They at times send it by saying it’s a substitute for the ordered one.

 

Though, most of the online pharmacies are practicing illegal operations, in such cases facing identity theft is quite common. But, on the other hand, it doesn’t mean that all the pharmacies selling drugs online do fraud. Hence, to be sure on that checking the authenticity of the pharmacist is equally important.

 


 

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