Do you get fed up waiting for a doctors appointment? There’s no denying that waiting to see a GP can feel frustrating, especially when you’re trying to juggle a hectic life. If you’re looking for a safe alternative, you might want to consider how using an online pharmacy can make your life easier.
I’ve spoken before about how online doctors are great for certain medications and can save time for you, but also free up appointments for someone that needs it urgently.
How do online doctors work and are they legitimate?
First, it’s worth knowing that online doctors won’t replace your usual GP. Instead, they’re there to promote better ease of access to the medications you’ve already tried. If you develop a new condition, you’ll be advised to see your usual GP.
When you use an online doctor, you usually know what type of medication you need. In most cases, you’ll have a history of using it before. For example, beta-blockers for short-term anxiety relief. In a few cases, such as purchasing anti-malarials, this isn’t always necessary.
Once you find the medication you want, you can add it to your basket after completing a health questionnaire. The questionnaire will identify potential contraindications, as well as medication interactions. If you pass the original screening, a doctor and a pharmacist will also review your request before sending it. Depending on the time you place your order, you’ll receive the medications the next day.
Most online doctors are legitimate, but you should watch out for those that aren’t. If they approve medications without a questionnaire, don’t screen using a human healthcare professional, or don’t display their GPC registration on the site, avoid them.
You can get simple medications without a long wait
If you have a condition approve medications every so often, it’s natural to feel frustrated by the thought of waiting for an appointment. For example, around one-third of women will display their UTI in their lifetime. Many find that the condition reoccurs.
Whether it’s a UTI or another condition that’s easy to manage, consulting an online doctor allows you to access antibiotics quickly. The doses and brands are the same. Each prescription receives the attention of both a doctor and a pharmacist, which means you’re benefiting from a safe service.
Taking control of your reproductive health becomes easier
From period delay through to the morning after pill, managing your reproductive health doesn’t need to be challenging. When using an online pharmacy, you can access such medications using the usual checks, without having to take time away from work. Although both act as short-term ways of managing your reproductive health, they can act as a useful quick win to your usual solutions.
You can maintain anonymity
In an ideal world, visiting a GP and feeling embarrassed wouldn’t happen. However, you may feel uncomfortable if you’re seeking sexual health treatments. Although medical staff and their broader teams are bound by confidentiality, you may not want to face the questions of people local to you who are in the surgery.
One example of this is herpes, which is a common STD. Those who have had it before can relieve symptoms and reduce their severity with acyclovir. If you know you’re safe using it, you can order it through an online pharmacy without having to head to your local surgery.
Ordering medication online is often safe, convenient, and simple. To ensure you see all those benefits, make sure you use a legitimate service and check the background of those sending your prescription to you.