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Buy only prescribed drugs, Pharmacist urges Nigerians

Supreme Desk
14 Nov 2022 1:53 PM GMT
Buy only prescribed drugs, Pharmacist urges Nigerians
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Damilare said that physicians had their reasons for recommending some specific brands.

Mr Oyedele Damilare, a Pharmacist, has advised Nigerians to endeavour to buy the exact drugs prescribed to them by their physicians when prescribed or recommended. He gave the advice in an interview, on Monday in Abuja.

The expert said, "the drugs come in different brands but most times when a prescriber specifies a particular brand, he or she has a reason for doing so.

"Please don't go buying unbranded drugs, when a particular brand is specified.

"Also, do not let anyone change a drug prescribed for you. Always get exactly as prescribed. Some medication outlets may not have but would want to avoid a loss of sales.

"If you can't get exactly what was prescribed, go back to your physician. He or she will either write an effective alternative if available, or they will get those exact brands for you."

Damilare said that physicians had their reasons for recommending some specific brands.

"This is very important. It will save you time, stress and finances, than having to go back to look for the exact drug after you must have completed the initial unbranded and ineffective drug," he said.

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