If you’re in need of STD medication, you may be dreading your next trip to the pharmacy.
It’s likely not something you want to be seen buying, given perceived social stigmas surrounding STDs and STIs. This makes the situation of having to obtain it in a public situation more of a hassle.
Going to obtain this medication physically isn’t the only way to get it when you need it, however. There’s a better, more convenient option available to you to receive your medication in a discreet, inexpensive manner.
Can you buy STD medication online? Yes, and in this blog post, we’ll take a deeper dive into how it works. You’ll learn more about how buying from online pharmacies works, the types of medication you can obtain from them, and whether you’ll need insurance to do it.
Much like a regular retail pharmacy, you can get STD medication from an online pharmacy once a doctor sends in a prescription for you. There’s more than just one type of online pharmacy, too.
Mail-order pharmacies are typically larger entities and can include the online side of big retail chains. If you have insurance, your insurer may be partnered with one of these pharmacies.
Independent online pharmacies may not necessarily take insurance, but may offer the same medications as bigger mail-order pharmacies at a lower cost. Some of these pharmacies are more trustworthy than others, so do your research when you’re considering purchasing from one.
Online pharmacies will typically ship your medication in a discreet box. Additionally, you can order it at any time and in larger supply than you might be able to at a retail location. Aside from this and the convenience factor, you may find it much more comfortable to ask a pharmacist questions about your medication when you don’t have to do it face-to-face.
You can order most types of STD medicine from an online pharmacy. Generally, the only type of medication you’re unlikely to get is an antibiotic injection. This would need to be administered by a medical professional.
You can, however, get antibiotics in pill form, for example. Some specific medications you can get from most online pharmacies include azithromycin and benzylpenicillin. You can also generally obtain antiviral medications this way, including valacyclovir and podophyllotoxin, as well as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention.
You will need a prescription to get these medications from an online pharmacy, though, meaning you’ll need to speak to a doctor before ordering. Luckily, this is also something you can easily do online in many cases.
Meeting with a doctor online comes with many of the same benefits in terms of discretion and convenience as ordering from an online pharmacy. Taken together, both of these parts of the process can allow you to get the treatment you need without having to step foot in an office or a retail pharmacy.
You can read more about getting STD treatment from an online doctor here.
If you’re suffering from a STD or STI and need medication, there’s nowhere better to receive convenient, discrete, reliable treatment than Good MDs. From the initial appointment with a doctor to the arrival of your medication at your door, you can receive comprehensive, effective treatment while completing most or all of the process from home.
Although we don’t accept medical insurance for our services, we offer them at a low cost. If you are insured, your insurance can cover the cost of prescriptions, lab testing, and imaging services.
Get the treatment you need in a way that’s comfortable for you. Schedule an appointment with us now.