Prescription drugs are those authorized medicines which are recommended by the certified doctors to their patients for treating the certain ailments. These drugs are taken for various health diseases and are capable to treat the various diseases. In comparison to the non prescription drugs which can be bought from any where located drug store and do not require any recommendation from the doctors, prescription drugs needs a written note of prescription from a health professional.
Prescription drugs require a recommendation because they are somewhat dangerous than nonprescription drugs if consumed erroneously. However, there are a lot of consumers of prescription drugs, who regularly takes these medications for their health problems. Sometimes the overdose of the prescription drugs can cause serious health problems and can lead to a person's death. There are various cases of "prescription drug abuse" which proves that there are a lot of people who addicted to these medications. The medications like painkillers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives are most commonly abused by the people.
However, all the prescription drugs are FDA approved and can be available on any authorized drug stores. In US prescription drugs must be dispensed by a licensed pharmacist and therefore can only be obtained from an approved pharmacy.
Although, the high prices of prescription drugs have made somewhat difficult for the layman to purchase it. However, in contrast to the generic medicines, prescription drugs are more expensive. Though, you can buy generic medicines if you can't afford to buy these expensive drugs because they contain the same composition or ingredients as of the prescribed medicines. But if you are going to buy prescription drugs then you should buy them after proper research. There are various online pharmacies which sell prescription drugs, but all of them are not genuine and can be faked in nature. They can also cause serious problems for your health if consumed. Therefore, before selecting any drug store, you should verify its legitimacy so that you can't be cheated by anyone.