Buying fertility medications online can be cheaper than in person. Here’s how to SAFELY buy fertility medications on the internet – I compiled a list of FDA-approved tips to help you avoid scams and dangerous drugs.
FertiliTea: A Natural Fertility Tea Blend is a fertility supplement, not a fertility medication. FertiliTea is an all-natural tea designed to enhance fertility – it contains ingredients that have been scientifically demonstrated to optimize your chances of conceiving. FertiliTea contains Vitex Agnus Castus (Chasteberry), Green Tea, Red Raspberry, Ladies Mantle, Nettle Leaf, and Peppermint Leaf.
Another fertility supplement that may enhance fertility is FertilAid for Women. Both these supplements can be purchased online from Amazon or Fairhaven Health. One thing I like about these fertility supplements is the reader reviews on Amazon. Buying fertility products on the internet is a bit easier when you can read about other people’s experiences.
Fertility medications, on the other hand, are drugs such as clomifene citrate (Clomid) or gonadotrophins. Those are actually the two most popular fertility medications, and you can buy them on the internet. Read How Clomid Helps You Get Pregnant if you want to learn how clomifene citrate blocks ovulation during fertility treatments.
One of the differences between buying fertility supplements and fertility medications on the internet is that drugs are more powerful, tested by medical experts, and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) -approved. Fertility supplements, on the other hand, don’t need to be approved by the FDA, aren’t necessarily rigorously tested by medical experts, and usually contain less powerful non-drug ingredients. Doctors won’t “prescribe” fertility supplements because supplements don’t require a prescription. Fertility medications do require a prescription.
Fertility medications that you buy on the internet can have adverse consequences on your health – and so can fertility supplements. It’s very important for you to talk to your health care practitioner – whether you’re seeing a fertility doctor, gynecologist, or urologist – before you buy fertility supplements or medications on the internet.
Before You Buy Fertility Medications on the Internet
These tips will help you safely buy fertility drugs online, help you identify rip-offs, and stay healthy.
Do not take any fertility medication that has not been prescribed for you by a health care practitioner who has examined you in person. Even if you “know” clomid will help you get pregnant, you should never take any kind of drug without consulting with a doctor.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of the health products you take, including vitamin and natural health products, as well as prescription and over-the-counter drugs. They need this information to assess and advise you about potential side effects and drug interactions.
If you decide to buy fertility medications on the internet, do not buy from business with a website that:
- Refuses to give you a street address, telephone number, and a way of contacting a pharmacist
- Offers prescription fertility medications without a prescription, or offers to issue a prescription based on answers to an on-line questionnaire
- Sells products that do not have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN) issued by Health Canada (if you live in Canada). All drugs approved for sale in Canada have DINs. This number assures you that Health Canada has assessed a drug, and considers it safe and effective when used as directed on the label. The DIN also provides a way to track adverse drug reactions. If you don’t live in Canada, make sure the fertility medications you buy on the internet have something similar to a DIN.
Be suspicious of fertility medications that claim to cure infertility. You may see medications or products claiming to provide miracles in health, guarantee pregnancy, cure endometriosis, or improve sperm count. When my husband and I found out that we were dealing with male factor infertility (zero sperm count or azoospermia), we tried acupuncture for fertility and fertility tea to improve testosterone and sperm count. Neither fertility supplement worked. We didn’t get pregnant. Luckily, acupuncture and fertility tea are not fertility medications or harmful drugs. Be aware that if you buy fertility medications on the internet, you are not buying harmless organic supplements.
Remember that personal testimonials are easy to make up. Success stories such as, “this fertility medication helped me ovulate regularly and get pregnant” or “Now my sperm count is billions and billions instead of zero,” are easy to make up. Personal stories are not a substitute for scientific evidence. The results of taking fertility medications from the internet or from a doctor in person may be true for those individuals, but that doesn’t mean the drugs will work for all people.
Don’t expect a quick fix. If low sperm count is causing you problems getting pregnant, a fertility supplement such as FertilAid might be helpful. But, it takes at least three months for a man’s sperm to respond to supplements or lifestyle changes. Few medical conditions can be treated quickly, even with legitimate products or fertility drugs. When you’re buying fertility medications online, beware of language such as, “Get pregnant in 30 days” or “completely and quickly eliminates endometriosis.”
The following three tips for buying “fertility medications” on the internet apply more to fertility supplements.
“All natural” does not necessarily mean all natural. Some plants found in nature (such as poisonous mushrooms) can kill people when consumed. Moreover, the FDA has found numerous products promoted as “all natural” but that contain hidden and dangerously high doses of prescription drug ingredients or even untested active artificial ingredients. Whether you’re buying fertility drugs or supplements online, make sure you look at the ingredient list closely.
“Miracle cure” almost never happens and should never be used as a marketing tool. Alarms should go off when you see this claim or others like it such as, “new discovery,” “scientific breakthrough” or “secret ingredient.” If a real cure for infertility for men or woman was discovered, it would be widely reported through the media and prescribed by health professionals – not buried in print ads, TV infomercials or on Internet sites.
Conspiracy theories are unlikely. If a fertility supplement marketing company makes claims such as, “The pharmaceutical industry and the government are working together to hide information about a miracle cure for infertility,” you should not buy it online. Conspiracy claims are always untrue and unfounded. These statements are used to distract us from the obvious, common-sense questions about the so-called miracle cure for infertility.
You want to get pregnant, and may be eager to buy fertility medications on the internet because of your desire for a baby! But be careful, because what you put in your body today could have long-term effects on your health.
If you’re interested in natural therapies to increase your chances of conceiving, read Bowen Therapy for Fertility. There are no fertility medications involved, so you won’t have to make decisions about buying anything online!