The world is a mere click away with the advent of the Internet. Besides being a hub of information, it has also made access online stores easy. Now, you can consult, and order medications using your Internet connection.

An online pharmacy is an electronic store that accepts orders over the Internet and delivers them to the home, or office of the customers, as requested. These types of services are helping millions of people around the globe. It is no less than a blessing for those who are just not capable of stepping out of their homes, or relationship to queue at the clinic. Moreover, the best part about ordering online for medications is the privacy. There is no personal contact between the chemist and the patient since the processing is done through electronic communication at separate ends.

How Does the Online Process Work?

The process starts with a consultation first which is simple, faster and easier. The clinic will have a tab reading 'online consultation' on their website. The text on the tab may differ according to the design of the websites. Clicking on the tab will guide you to complete the consultation form. Along with the form, there will be a questionnaire on your medical health. It will not take much of your time and is the first step of the process.

After submitting the necessary details, a doctor will go through it. The electronic store will usually have more than one doctor to cater to different medical ailments. If something is missing in the details, you will need to provide it again, immediately when you receive a message in your mailbox. You will receive a login and a password. This will prevent others from accessing the interactions between you and the doctor.

The diagnosis may take 24 to 48 hours depending on the load of consultations the medical center has. After the examination is over, you can access your account to see the prescription for medicines. The prescription may contain all the listed medications and a price list. You can then select the drugs that suit your medical condition and click on the submit button of the website. After clicking, you will see a new window on your screen. This will be the last step of purchase where you need to submit details of your debit or credit card so that the service providers can arrange for delivery.

The service provider secures all the transaction and in case you need to repeat the prescription, you can simply login, crosscheck the details and then submit it. You will receive your order at the address you have specified.

Precautions to take before making online orders

Although online consultation and services are available 24 hours, please check the office hours of the store. Then, check the number of days that they need to dispatch your order. Confirm their delivery services. Most importantly, confirm if they are adhering to the codes imposed by Pharmaceutical Societies.

Online pharmacy brings the clinic to your home. However, we would recommend you keep personal contact with your doctors and read the risks and benefits involved before registering.