What are the dangers of buying medicine online?

Many online pharmacies are legitimate businesses and in most cases you can use their services with the same confidence in the pharmacies around you. Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent or controversial online pharmacies that can sell you drugs illegally, do not follow proper procedures to fulfill your prescription, and cannot protect your personal information.
 

Brandon

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Staff member
Many online pharmacies are legitimate businesses and in most cases you can use their services with the same confidence in the pharmacies around you. Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent or controversial online pharmacies that can sell you drugs illegally, do not follow proper procedures to fulfill your prescription, and cannot protect your personal information.
You are right. I want to add that a customer needs to fill out a questionnaire before ordering their medication and then use that information to diagnose their problem. Without the supervision of a doctor, online pharmacies can give a diagnosis that is not right and sell drugs that are not right for a certain condition.
 

Barida

Well-known member
Many online pharmacies are legitimate businesses and in most cases you can use their services with the same confidence in the pharmacies around you. Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent or controversial online pharmacies that can sell you drugs illegally, do not follow proper procedures to fulfill your prescription, and cannot protect your personal information.
This is true and that is the reason patients should do a proper background checkups on any online pharmacy they want to buy drugs from. To me, getting medical attention from the registered ones are always a better thing to do. Also, it is advisable to work on honest recommendations from people as well.
 

aaronhmorris243

New member
Buying drugs from pharmaceutical companies online presents the following risks to consumers: Obtain tablets that contain excipients such as drywall and drywall for rats. Allow your financial information and other personal information to be stolen. Your email is full of spam that can infect your computer with viruses.
 

Sam6065

Member
Many of the online companies today are a scam, as previously mentioned, they will often be phishing for your credit card details and trying to scrape any personal data they can from your computer. Often when you click o their link they unleash an incognito virus on your computer which will be sole to read all encrypted data and has access to everything stored on your desktop.

Be sure to check reviews before even clicking on a dodgy looking website, as others will of course had the same experience and have shared it in places like Trust Pilot, Yelp or on Google Reviews.
 

Theoheat

New member
If you happen to fall into the wrong ones, they will not only scam you, but they will also go to the extent of selling you fake drugs that can be fatal to your health. Some of these scammers have password funnel installed on the website and can steal your credit card information and steal from your account. This is one of the main reasons some people fear purchasing online.
 

johnsms

Member
Online pharmacies, even if they are genuine, encourage misdiagnosis and self-medication. Some pharmacies which are legitimate will ask you about what ails you and have professional doctors prescribe meds for you. This is ok, so long as you are able to give a proper description of your sickness. However, if your description is inaccurate, it can lead to a misdiagnosis.

Also, if you know the description of a certain symptom that will lead to a doctor prescribing certain medication for you, and if you are addicted to that drug, you can often get it through online pharmacies (even if your doctor refuses to prescribe that medication for you).

And, a wrong diagnosis can also lead to you being prescribed the wrong meds or you receiving the wrong dosage.
 

Daniel Smith

New member
Buying medicines from a registered online pharmacy is fine. Buying medication from an unregistered pharmacy could be dangerous to your health, it might be expired or weakened by the addition of water or another solvent or it could be fake.
 

Ronnie Read

New member
Individuals utilize the web to comprehend their medical problems, some likewise go online to purchase a professionally prescribed prescription. A drug, for example, Viagra for erectile brokenness, and the cholesterol-bringing down medicine Lipitor (Atorvastatin) are regularly sold inexpensively on the web and without a GP solution or the counsel of a drug specialist. In any case, this is unsafe because prescription should just be taken under the supervision of a human services proficient. Their direction on whether a prescription is reasonable for you, the dose, conceivable symptoms, and any destructive collaborations with different drugs is significant. A prescription from an unregistered site could likewise be hazardous to your wellbeing since it may be obsolete, weakened or counterfeit.
 

kevin001

Well-known member
The worst-case scenario of online pharmacies is a faulty diagnosis, and prescription of wrong medics, Or getting low-quality drugs which are not good enough for use. Of course, you could get scammed and you might end up losing your money, but I guess that is fine rather than getting a wrong medication. So I guess every site should give the buyer a questionnaire (like @Brandon said), it might help a lot inaccurate diagnosis of the disease and prescribe the correct medication.
 

Martinsx

Member
Well for starters, one of the most pressing dangers of purchasing drugs using online pharmacy stores is having to deal with scammers and fake drugs being sold to you if you are not careful with sorting out the fakes from the original or legitimate ones. Once you have successfully done that, then it should be less dangerous for you to deal with it buying drugs online.
 

markus.neu1980

New member
Well, there are several dangers of buying online medicines you have to keep in your mind. I would like to list a few of them.
  • You could receive fake medicines
  • They sell medicines which are dangerous to your health
  • It is fine when you choose cash on delivery but when you pay online you could be a target of online scam
  • Buying medicines without a prescription is also risky
 

Michael

New member
Many online pharmacies are legitimate businesses and in most cases you can use their services with the same confidence in the pharmacies around you. Unfortunately, there are many fraudulent or controversial online pharmacies that can sell you drugs illegally, do not follow proper procedures to fulfill your prescription, and cannot protect your personal information.
There are a number of good reasons why pharmacies should exist online, but there is nothing without a disadvantage and if the disadvantage outweighs or outnumber its advantages, then the whole thing is all wrong and should be canceled. One of the best solutions to this is that all online store purchase requests should be routed through a local pharmacy with a qualified pharmacist.
 
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