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Risks of Purchasing Opioids Online

97% of online pharmacies are considered unsafe according to the FDA. Prescription drugs that are purchased from rogue and illegitimate online pharmacies may be tampered with and contain dangerous ingredients that could be fatal.

The Drug Enforcement Administration recently issued an alert around an increase in overdose deaths related to counterfeit fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 100x stronger than morphine – as little as 2 milligrams can lead to a fatal overdose.

Medications purchased from illicit pharmacies or sellers are often counterfeit and can lead to a serious and potentially fatal health risk. These counterfeit, or fake pills, can either contain the wrong ingredients or no active ingredients. It is also very common for these pills to contain potentially fatal levels of ingredients such as fentanyl.

How to Safely Purchase Opioids Online

It’s important to stay informed about safe ways to buy medications, especially when purchasing online. Even though these discount websites might save you money they can put you at risk if it has been tampered with through a non-verified pharmacy.

Verify your online pharmacy above and safely purchase your RX drugs online. Paste in the URL of the online pharmacy you are interested in into the search bar and see if it is certified and safe before you buy.

Why opioids are typically prescribed

Prescription opioids are commonly used to treat moderate to severe pain by blocking pain signals between the brain and the body. Some opioids can be used to treat coughing and diarrhea, however, they should always be prescribed by a doctor. They are often prescribed following surgery, injury, or serious health conditions such as cancer, and chronic, non-cancer pain, such as back pain or osteoarthritis.

Common prescription opioids:

  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin®, Lorcet®, Lortab®,Norco®, Zohydro ER®)
  • Oxycodone (Oxycontin®, Percocet®, Roxicet®)
  • Fentanyl (Actiq®, Duragesic®, Fentora®)
  • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid®, Exalgo®)
  • Oxymorphone (Opana®)
  • Morphine (Kadian®, MS Contin®, Morphabond®)
  • Meperidine (Demerol®)
  • Codeine

Opioids side effects

Opioids can be dangerous because they often can make you feel relaxed or happy and that feeling becomes addictive which may come with harmful side effects.
If you are currently taking opioids, call a health professional if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Euphoria
  • Slowed Breathing

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