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Buying Medicines Safely on the Internet

Buying medicines online can be convenient, but it comes with risks. To ensure your safety, it is crucial to recognize the warning signs of an unsafe online pharmacy and follow best practices when purchasing medications online.

Warning Signs of an Unsafe Online Pharmacy

  • Not licensed by the local health authority, Ministry of Health Malaysia.
  • Lack of a licensed pharmacist to answer your questions.
  • Does not require a doctor’s prescription for controlled medicine.
  • Send medicine that looks different from what you usually receive, or arrives in damaged packaging, foreign language labels, without expiration dates, or expired.
  • Offer deep discounts or prices that seem too good to be true.

Risks of Purchasing Medications Online

  • Falsified, substandard, or counterfeit medicines that can endanger health.
  • Health products adulterated with controlled poisons.
  • Adverse effects due to inaccurate consultation from illegitimate online sellers.
  • Incorrect medicines that do not address healthcare problems.
  • Products contaminated with heavy metals such as mercury or arsenic, which can damage the kidneys and be life-threatening. Customized Medications Pharmacy Malaysia

Tips for Buying Medicines Online Safely

Purchase medicines categorized as OTC, traditional, and health supplements

(MAL number ending with X, T, or N). Medicines with MAL numbers ending in A are classified as controlled and require a prescription.

Do Not Buy Prescription Medicines Online

Prescription items should only be obtained from a registered doctor or dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.

Verify Product Registration

Use the “NPRA Product Status” app available on Google Play to check if the product is registered.

Beware of Dubious Advertisements

Watch out for words or phrases such as ‘Guaranteed’, ‘No side effect’ claims. Check approved advertisements to ensure their legitimacy. The approval number should begin with KKLIU.

Avoid Overseas Websites and Social Media.

Stick to local, authorized sources.

By following these guidelines, you can safely purchase medicine online and avoid the risks associated with unsafe online pharmacies. Always check the legitimacy of the products and sources to protect your health.

Twenty Script Compounding Pharmacy – Your Trusted Source

Our pharmacy is licensed by the State Board of Pharmacy and undergoes rigorous routine audits of our facilities and processes. We are dedicated to sourcing high-quality ingredients and preparing our products in accordance with both local and international standards. Our team comprises trained pharmacists and technicians who are reliable and passionate in providing customized product services to physicians and clients worldwide. 

Contact information


 34-01, Jalan 2/109E, Desa Business Park, Taman Bukit Desa, Off Old Klang Road, 58100 Kuala Lumpur.

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