Is it safe to buy DitropanXL over the internet?
February 18, 2015 11:55 PM   Subscribe

I'm on Ditropan (Oxybutynin); I have a prescription. I'd like to try DitropanXL but the pharmacist I spoke to said it's not available in Australia. Really? If that's true, it looks like I can buy it online - is this legit? Thanks!

If it's true that it's not available in Australia and anyone can comment on why/current status/how drugs get approved here I'd be very interested (my google-fu is failing).
posted by jrobin276 to Health & Fitness (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Drugs are approved for sale in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods administration - a search of their website only brings up the immediate release oxybutynin. So the pharmacist is telling the truth.
There's done more info on online drug ordering on theTGA website.
posted by chiquitita at 4:22 AM on February 19, 2015 [2 favorites]

When you buy things online you have NO guarantee that what you're buying is in fact what it's claiming to be.

So no, anyone who is offering to import a pharmaceutical that has not yet been approved in your country is NOT legit. What does your doctor say about the extended release formula?

If someone is offering to sell you a prescription WITHOUT an actual prescription from your's double sketchy.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:29 AM on February 19, 2015

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