Everyone inevitably goes to the pharmacy to buy medicine, but many people may not understand that the water depth in this pharmacy is very deep.
Medicine is not an ordinary meal, but if you eat it, it will kill you!
Today, I’d like to elaborate on those [unreliable] pharmacies for my friends. When I go to buy medicine later, I must be cautious.
First, prescription drugs are sold casually.
In short, drugs are divided into two categories, prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs.
Prescription drugs, as the name implies, are drugs that need to be diagnosed by a doctor and can only be purchased with a prescription. Taking prescription drugs casually may bring serious consequences. Common hypoglycemic drugs, hypertension drugs and antibiotics (such as amoxicillin) are prescription drugs, although they should be taken well every day and cannot be bought casually in pharmacies!
Once the pharmacy sells these drugs casually, without looking at the prescription or asking about the illness, it must be the kind of [black shop] that makes money, no matter whether it lives or dies], which is unreliable! Make a detour!
Can buy directly in the pharmacy is over-the-counter drugs, medicine box will have an obvious [OTC] logo. OTC is divided into category a and category B, category a OTC will be printed on the drug packaging box with red OTC logo, category B is green OTC logo. Cold medicine, antipyretic, cough medicine, etc. are common OTC.
The two types of drugs are sold in different ways:
- Class a over-the-counter drugs: must be purchased and used under the guidance of licensed pharmacists in pharmacies; Class B over-the-counter drugs: In addition to being sold in pharmacies, they can also be sold in supermarkets, hotels, department stores and other places approved by the food and drug regulatory authorities.
Some common cold medicines, although most of them belong to OTC, need to register their identity cards. Because these cold medicines contain something called pseudoephedrine/ephedrine, which may be used by criminals to make drugs. Therefore, the State Food and Drug Administration issued a notice in 2012 requiring the purchase of drugs containing ephedrine to register their identity cards and purchase limited quantities.
Of course, taking cold medicine generally does not have the effect of drugs.
Second, only the one with the highest profit is recommended, regardless of whether it is suitable or not.
There are many kinds of drugs. In the eyes of the common people, most people always think that western medicine has great side effects, while proprietary Chinese medicine is safe and has no side effects. Some pharmacies take a fancy to this point. When patients come to buy drugs with prescriptions, they say [western medicine has great side effects, don’t buy it, I recommend you to buy XXX (often a high-profit proprietary Chinese medicine)]
This is another black shop that [sees money but does not kill me]. What is more terrible is that it is hidden under the mask of [caring for patients]!
Doctors must have considered when prescribing: it may be that other drugs are not effective. Or the patient’s liver and kidney are not good, and drugs that are easy to metabolize need to be used; Or is it that the patient has complications and cannot take medicine indiscriminately. At this time, the pharmacy [made its own decision] to change dressings, and what should I do if I step on the mine with side effects?
Of course, pharmacies may also fool people into saying: [Chinese patent medicines have no side effects].
No! Any drug has side effects. The difference is that western medicine has clear side effects. One is one. However, the side effects of proprietary Chinese medicines are mostly unclear, that is, they have not been studied clearly, and sometimes they are not aware of the damage to liver and kidney virtually.
What is even more terrible than [selling drugs indiscriminately] is that some pharmacies mix health care products with drugs!
Health care products cannot cure diseases! There is an obvious [police tactical unit] on the packaging box of health care products. When you go to the pharmacy, you may as well pay attention to it. If there is no obvious boundary between the health care products and the placement of drugs in the pharmacy, or if the clerk strongly recommends [by the way] buying some health care products or health care equipment when selling drugs, you can turn around and leave.
Three, there is no licensed pharmacist
National policies stipulate that pharmacies must have licensed pharmacists stationed in stores. However, in the general environment, it is difficult for many pharmacies to really do pharmacists stationed in stores. Some are just aunts who have sold clothes in shopping malls and cashiers who have worked in supermarkets. Anyway, when you put on a white coat, no one will see it, right?
Even if it is rare to have a licensed pharmacist in the store, most of them sit in the distance and ignore him.
So when you go to the pharmacy, you might as well talk about drugs and ask [is the pharmacist here? I want to consult]
If the clerk did not go to work and went to the toilet under the pretext that the licensed pharmacist was ill, it was basically unreliable. There is no licensed pharmacist, which means there is no professional pharmaceutical service.
Four, into the pharmacy is like into the supermarket
There are also some [pharmacies] with all kinds of daily necessities. Entering pharmacies seems to be entering supermarkets. Why do pharmacies sell these? Because some people will think that [medical insurance cards need not be wasted] and pharmacies happen to [want to make more money].
Medical insurance is used by everyone to see a doctor. It is against the law to use medical insurance cards to buy rice and peanut oil!
Dear friends, when they see this kind of pharmacy, they can call the local regulatory telephone to report it, and there are still many rewards for reporting it…
So, how to buy medicine correctly?
Looking at the staffing, licensed pharmacists in stores are of course standard,
Looking at professional services, it is of course good for shop assistants to take the initiative to serve. If they only sell drugs like cosmetics, it is obviously unreliable. Professional pharmaceutical services will carefully ask customers about symptoms, medication history, allergy history, etc.
Looking at the sales attitude towards antibiotics, if a pharmacy still sells antibiotics (XX Xicillin, XX mycin, XX floxacin, cephalosporin, etc.) even if its customers do not have a prescription, and even voluntarily recommends antibiotics, then the pharmacy is not reliable.
Buy drugs strictly according to the prescription. If you buy over-the-counter drugs, you should listen to the advice of pharmacists.
But the [pharmacists] in pharmacies are not so reliable, so the more reliable method is-
Ask the doctor directly!