Buyer Beware...Of Medications From Other Countries
Looks can be deceiving, the medicine you buy across the borders may be unsafe or ineffective, don't risk your health!
Occasionally, U.S. residents travel to other countries to purchase medications (drugs) for personal use or order such medications from foreign sources. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is concerned that medications you purchase abroad may present health risks.
Here's what you should know:
If you have any questions about the use of any medication, FDA (and the Medical Editors of MedicineNet.com) encourages you to contact your physician, your local pharmacist or the Board of Pharmacy for the state in which you live.
The above information has been provided with the kind permission of the Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov/cder/).
Last Editorial Review: 10/28/2002
- Allergic Skin Disorders
- Bacterial Skin Diseases
- Bites and Infestations
- Diseases of Pigment
- Fungal Skin Diseases
- Medical Anatomy and Illustrations
- Noncancerous, Precancerous & Cancerous Tumors
- Oral Health Conditions
- Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions
- Scalp, Hair and Nails
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
- Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions
- Viral Skin Diseases
- Additional Skin Conditions