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The FDA Shuts Down Illegal Online Pharmacies

pills hair loss illegal pharmacyWe’ve written before on the blog about the sometimes alarming frequency with which new purported hair loss ‘cures’ appear and disappear after they cannot achieve what they state they can. For those hoping to treat their hair loss this cycle of new hair loss products can be confusing and ultimately disappointing, so more than ever before it’s important to know what you’re taking or applying in the name of treating hair loss.

Online pharmacies are known for supplying supposed hair loss treatments that cannot back up their claims, and to add to the problem, a lot of illegal online pharmacies sell fake products, something that could be potentially very dangerous to the buyer. It is because of this that Belgravia welcome the news that the FDA, the US medical regulatory body, shut down 1677 illegal online pharmacies last week.

Faking It

These online pharmacies often sell prescription drugs illegally to consumers, so even if the medication itself is not a fake, it may not be suitable for you. As the FDA seized $41,104,386 worth of illegal medicines worldwide as part of the operation, the scale of illegal online pharmacies has become alarmingly apparent.

So, if you want to treat hair loss but can’t see a hair loss specialist in person, how can you avoid getting ripped off, or even worse, purchasing dangerous medication, or medication that is not suitable for you? At Belgravia we would never sell you medication blindly, but we do offer our patients a home delivery service after they have received their diagnosis.

By completing an online diagnostic form and having further discussions with our expert team, we are able to formulate individual hair loss treatment plans for our patients, which can be posted to wherever in the world they might be. Of course, we’re wary of all the new hair loss treatments that appear on the market, and as such our plans generally contain the only two hair loss medications approved by the FDA and licensed by its UK equivalent the MHRA.

Treatment You Can Trust

Unlike alleged hair loss treatments that are nothing more than food supplements when you read the small print, daily tablet Propecia has been clinically proven to slow and even stop the progression of male pattern hair loss by blocking the androgen DHT. DHT damages hair follicles atop the scalp, leading to thinner, weaker hair being produced.

The second proven medication, minoxidil, works by stimulating hair regrowth, even in thinning areas. Available as a liquid or high strength minoxidil cream, Belgravia produce a variety of formulations that also include ingredients that appear to block DHT when applied locally. When used alongside treatment boosters such as the FDA cleared LaserComb, the medications form a comprehensive plan.

Regular clinical monitoring to chart progress enables Belgravia to ensure patients are receiving the optimum care and treatment, and we’re open seven days a week to answer any questions from patients. So, we would encourage everyone to be wary about purchasing any manner of hair loss treatment online, and instead allow an experienced hair loss specialist to build a treatment plan around an expert diagnosis, ensuring not just that the medication is legitimate, but that it is the best course of action for your specific case.

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The Belgravia Centre—————————————————————————————————–

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our hair loss success stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

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