It has become a new trend for patients who can self-medicate to buy medicines in pharmacies. Then, in the face of the “extraordinary” medicines in the pharmacies and shops all over the streets, what should be paid attention to when buying medicines?
⑴ Go to pharmacies with legal “Drug Business License” and “Business License” to purchase drugs produced by regular manufacturers.
⑵ Clearly choose drugs for the symptoms. Determine the pre-purchase medicines based on your medical knowledge and medication experience.
⑶ According to the drug instructions or consulting a pharmacist, determine whether the drug to be selected is appropriate. From the instructions, you can learn about the general name, composition, indications, contraindications, usage and dosage, adverse reactions, precautions, etc. of the drug. Compare your disease and body conditions. Buy if it is appropriate. If it is not appropriate, ask a pharmacist to help you choose, but Be wary of taking the opportunity to sell.
⑷ Choose high-quality and reasonably priced medicines. In pharmacies, there are multiple brands of medicines with the same ingredients, specifications and dosage forms, but the packaging and prices are different. You can choose according to your own brand awareness and economic status.
⑸ When buying drugs, pay attention to checking the quality of the drugs: ① Whether there are cracks, looseness, leakage, peculiar smell, etc. inside and outside the package; ② Check whether the approval document number, production batch number, production date, expiration date, etc. are complete; ③ Check whether the internal medicine is of quality problem.
⑹ Pay attention to the validity period and storage conditions of the medicine. Medicines that are close to the expiration date should be purchased carefully, and medicines that are beyond the expiration date cannot be used.
⑺ Ask for evidence of drug purchase. It is required to issue invoices, write down the name of the medicine, etc., and keep the invoice together with the medicine packaging, so that it can be used as evidence in case of problems.
⑻ Use medicines correctly. Read the instructions carefully, pay special attention to the usage and dosage, medication period, contraindications and precautions. During medication: Consult a pharmacist when there is a problem; stop the medication in time if an adverse reaction is discovered, and seek medical attention if it is severe.