DOS AND DON’TS OF PUR­CHAS­ING DRUGS ON­LINE

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DOS

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.

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