Risks of buying medicines over the internet
It is important to take great care when buying medicines online, particularly if the medicine is only available from a pharmacy. If you buy medicines online, you may be putting yourself at serious risk of harm.
Buying medicines over the internet
Many websites selling medicines online originate from outside the UK and are not regulated by UK authorities. Buying prescription-only medicines from unauthorised sources significantly increases the risk of getting substandard or fake medicines.
If you get medicines without consulting a suitable healthcare professional, you risk being supplied with medicines that isn't safe or is unsuitable for you to take.
Medicines bought online may not meet UK regulatory and quality standards.