DOS AND DON’TS OF PURCHASING DRUGS ONLINE
1. Consult your doctor before buying drugs online. 2. Get your doctor to mail you a prescription. 3. Buy medicines from licensed pharmacy sites only. 4. Insist on buying drugs only from the sites that offer the services of a registered pharmacist, so that your drug-related queries can be answered. 5. Report any problems you face with an online pharmacy to the Medical Council Of India (MCI).
DONT’S 1. Avoid getting a doctor’s prescription, and self-medicate. 2. Order medicines that are not approved by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). 3. Give children access to buying medication online. 4. Use someone else’s prescription to buy medicines for yourself, as the effect of some medicines can vary as per the person consuming them 5. Try to repeat a prescription just because you feel better with it. Consult your doctor first.