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6 Quick Tips to Avoid An Rx Mix-up
Most of the worry about using online pharmacies, especially Canadian or overseas ones, is that you will not receive the drug you ordered. Although it is no more likely to receive the wrong prescription medication from Canada than it is here in America, mistakes can be made. Humans make mistakes, and as long as humans run pharmacies, they will make mistakes as well.
Prescription medication mix-ups happen everyday, all over the world. Most of the mistakes are minor, such as a mislabeled bottle, or the incorrect number of pills in the bottle. But sometimes, those minor mistakes can have deadly consequences. For example, a young mother is accidentally given synthetic heroin in place of her normal prescription and died immediately. The right dose for her normal medication was a deadly dose of the painkiller. Although this is an extreme case, not receiving the right prescription when you order your medication is a common mistake which leads to many people getting hurt and dying every year. All it takes is one mistake.
To prevent a mix-up from ever happening to you or the ones you are caring for, here are a few tips to follow when you receive a new prescription in the mail from your online source. Once you receive your medication:
1. Make sure that itís from the same pharmacy you ordered from. It seems far fetched, but delivery companies make mistakes too. Make sure that the package is in good shape and that it has not been previously opened.
2. If your medication is in pill form, make that the number of pills is the same amount as stated on your prescription. If not, you should contact the pharmacy immediately.
3. If you are ordering the same Rx regularly, compare it to what you usually receive. If it doesnít look the same as your normal medication, call your doctor or the pharmacy and describe it to them, make sure that it is your correct prescription.
4. Check the labeling on the bottle and make sure it is the same medication prescribed to you by your doctor. Also look and make sure your name is listed on the label.
5. If there seems to be any damage done to the medication from the heat, broken pills, or dust of the same color as the pills in the bottle, contact the pharmacy immediately.
6. Always read the instructions and any information that comes with the medication. Always make sure that you know any possible side effects of the medication and what to do in case the side effects occur.
Although prescription mix-ups can occur anywhere, you can reduce your risk by ordering from pharmacies that are well known and reputable. The best way to locate and compare the most reputable websites is PremeirMexicanPharmacies.com. PMP only lists the most reputable websites that are certified and guaranteed. They also have a pharmacy rating system where its members leave feedback to inform others about there experience with that pharmacy. Visit this Consumer Advocacy website for more information on ordering from Mexican pharmacies.
About the Author: For more information on how to order meds effectively visit our blog: Your Essential Guide to Buying Meds Online from Canadian & Mexican Pharmacies.