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Is It Legal to Get STD Drugs Online? (Yes, Here's The Process)
May 23, 2022 at 5:00 AM
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Treating an STI or STD can be an anxiety-inducing process, and the last thing you want to do is wait until your symptoms get worse. So, to make receiving treatment more accessible and timely, Good MDs offers telehealth visits for STI and STD prescriptions. If you need to discuss treatment with a physician and get prescribed STD drugs today, our online services can help.

STI/STDs You Can Get Treated for Online

Through telehealth providers, you can receive a prescription for STD medications without needing to visit a physical office or clinic. As sensitive as treating an STI or STD can be, choosing to go the telehealth route offers you a discrete process and fast treatment options.

You won’t have to spend time in a waiting room if you’re not feeling well. And you won’t have to spend a long time waiting at a pharmacy for your prescription — Good MDs ensures your prescription is sent quickly, so all you’ll need to do is pick it up.

The only treatment you won’t have access to are antibiotic injections, which must be administered by a medical professional. You can be prescribed oral antibiotics, however.

  • Antibiotics: Typically, most STIs can be treated with antibiotic medication. Antibiotics such as azithromycin and benzylpenicillin (in the form of amoxicillin) are medications that are effective against bacterial infections. Gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and trichomoniasis are all bacterial or parasitic infections that are passed from one person to another during sexual intercourse. In the case of gonorrhea and chlamydia, a dual treatment plan will be implemented since the two infections often appear together.
  • Antiviral Medications: Antiviral medications are prescribed to treat STIs such as herpes which causes cold sores, and human papillomavirus (HPV) which leads to genital warts. Through Good MDs' online telehealth services, you may be prescribed antivirals like podophyllotoxin or valaciclovir if you are exhibiting symptoms of these STIs.
  • HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is a medication one can take to prevent getting HIV. When used as prescribed, PrEP is close to 99% effective at reducing the risk of contracting HIV during sexual intercourse.

How Good MDs Works

When you begin seeking treatment with Good MDs services, you can expect to follow a similar process as a typical doctor’s visit.

2. Submit Information

After signing up, you’ll first be required to submit information about your symptoms and how long symptoms have been present. You’ll also provide details on your medical and health history, and discuss any potential allergies you might have to certain medications. Once you submit your information, you’ll be able to schedule an appointment with one of Good MD’s board-certified physicians to further discuss your symptoms and talk about potential treatment options.

3. Your Telehealth Appointment

Following a discussion with your healthcare provider, they will submit the appropriate prescription to your preferred pharmacy. Depending on your situation, they may also recommend follow-up in-person visits with a physician, lab tests, or other treatment considerations.

After your telehealth appointment, your prescription will be available for pickup at your pharmacy within a couple of hours.

4. Pick Up Prescription

Once one to two hours have passed, your prescription should be available at your specified pharmacy. Following pick-up, make sure to take the medication as prescribed. It’s also important to finish your treatment course or you may not clear the infection.

Begin Treatment Today with Good MDs

While it is legal and safe to receive a prescription for STD drugs online, Good MDs telehealth services can also help you treat a wide variety of conditions. From general health concerns to sexual health complications, our physicians can provide responsive, high-quality healthcare services all from the comfort of your home.

If you’re ready to visit with a physician, view our list of personalized services to get started.