Buying Morphine Online: An Introduction
is a potent narcotic and is classified as a controlled substance
in the United States. As such, it is subject to regulation by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are strict rules for obtaining it, and there are strict fines and penalties for selling, using, or trying to buy it (online or otherwise) without a prescription.
Can I Buy It Online Without a Prescription?
Some Web sites may offer morphine medications without a prescription. In addition to being illegal, these illicit "pharmacies" may also be dangerous. It is not safe to use morphine that has been bought without a prescription, for various reasons, such as:
- If you are looking to buy morphine without a prescription, it is a good indication that you may have a problem with morphine addiction. This is a serious problem that could cause life-threatening problems.
- Morphine is not considered safe for use without a healthcare provider's supervision. Some people should not take the drug for certain health reasons, and morphine may interact with numerous other medications (see Morphine Drug Interactions). Without the supervision of a healthcare provider, people may be more likely to suffer dangerous side effects or toxicities due to morphine.
- Legitimate pharmacies will not sell morphine without a prescription. Because you can be assured that you are getting the "real thing" (not a counterfeit or expired medication) only from a legitimate pharmacy, buying morphine without a prescription increases your risk of getting a substandard or dangerous product. Some Web sites offer to provide a prescription for morphine after a "consultation," usually consisting of a short questionnaire. This is not considered a legitimate prescription, and no legitimate pharmacy would fill such prescriptions. This is true for pharmacies in the United States and most other countries (including Canada and Mexico).
Additionally, buying morphine (or other similar medications) without a prescription is usually significantly more expensive than buying morphine legitimately.