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Is It Safe to Buy ED Medication Online?

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Online pharmacy (having medication delivered to your door) is illegal in the Republic of Ireland and therefore pharmacies shipping to Ireland are operating illegally under Irish law. This means that, should something go wrong, you have absolutely no protection as either a consumer or patient.

In Ireland pharmacies are regulated by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, who are tasked with ensuring chemists meet the highest standards in patient safety. Online pharmacies that ship to Ireland are frequently unregulated, which means:

  • The medication provided may be counterfeit and potentially fatal if ingested 
  • The dosage provided may be incorrect and prove dangerous to your health
  • Your patient and credit card data may not be properly stored or managed
  • There is no guarantee that your order will ever actually arrive

Until there is a change in Irish legislation to legalise online pharmacy (as in Northern Ireland and the UK) we strongly recommend that patients fulfil their prescriptions in person at a registered e.g. ‘bricks and mortar’ chemist.

Online pharmacy does not refer to the assessment of patients, online consultation or the recommendation of treatments, which is what we do at Online Doctor. The prescriptions we provide are sent to you via post after being signed by one of our qualified doctors in London. We will never send you medication in the post.