Facts You Must Know About Medications Online

by Blinky

Posted on Friday 23rd of October 2009

With the slow economy and many people now having to live on restricted budgets several people are turning to the internet for purchasing their medication and prescription drugs to try to save money. While it is true that there are some legitimate online pharmacies that you can purchase your medications from, there are some facts you must know about medications online and some things you should watch out for if you are purchasing your medicine online or considering it.

To begin with you should always remember that you usually do get what you pay for. This includes purchasing your medication online. While some sites may promise you that you can get your prescription at a very percentage of what you would normally pay at your local pharmacy you should know that you may pay for it in other ways including your health. There are many online pharmacies that claim to sell name brand prescriptions for a small amount and yet when you receive the medication you will find that it is not the name brand or even the type of medication you need at all. You also run the risk of getting the incorrect dosage which can be lethal for some. If you get too much of certain medications you can run the risk of seizures, heart problems and much more.
Another thing to consider about purchasing your medications online is that you do not know what they are putting in your medication. You would run the risk of putting dangerous chemicals and materials in your body just to save some money.

You should also keep in mind if you are considering purchasing your medications online that some of the online drug stores do not follow the law and you could be putting yourself at risk. There are some online pharmacies that do not require a prescription for certain medications that normal pharmacies would require one for. This also puts you at risk because while you may think you are doing yourself a favor by getting medications that sound harmless, you have no idea how your body will react. Your doctor knows which medications are right for you and will give you a prescription if they think you really need it.
Besides this you may find that the online pharmacy you are shopping at is not licensed and therefore not really a pharmacy at all. This could endanger you because they will give you the wrong information on the medication you are purchasing as well as the wrong dosage information.
One problem that some people have come across when looking to purchase medications online is that the so-called pharmacy did not protect their information and their credit card information was given out and they fell victims to identity theft.

While there are many things to look for if you are considering purchasing your medications online there are some legitimate pharmacies get you your medication and save you some money. To find a legitimate online pharmacy you should first check them out with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to make sure they are licensed. Next make sure that they require a prescription from your doctor. You will also want to make sure that the online pharmacy you are considering has a USA address or a Canadian address. Some online pharmacies claim to be located in America but really all they have is a P.O. Box with an American address. You can also do some research on the company you are considering online. This is a great way to see if other customers have posted reviews and what they have to say about the pharmacy.
In conclusion, as long as you are careful and do your research you can save yourself some money and get the medications you need safely and easily!

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