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  • Complementary medicines should be treated with the same caution as prescription medicines.
  • Using products purchased over the Internet can be risky for a range of reasons.
  • Avoid the temptation to self-diagnose and self-medicate with medicines bought online.
  • Always see your regular medical doctor (GP) about any health concerns and tell them about any complementary medicines you are taking or thinking of taking.
  • Never stop taking your prescription medication or alter the dose without your doctor's knowledge and approval.

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Reviewed on: 28-02-2015