Still many counterfeit drugs on the market makes consumers should be more keen to tell which drug is suitable for consumption or not.

Head of the Drug Information Center and Food Agency of Drug and Food (FDA) Reri Indriani say, in plain counterfeit medicines is difficult dibeadakan of the original drug. The best method is through laboratory testing. Because it is the simplest way to prevent the consumption of counterfeit drugs bought in pharmacies are reliable.

"To stop the circulation of counterfeit drugs are also needed reduction in demand of counterfeit drugs themselves. Society should be more discerning and critical," he said.

Counterfeit drugs derived from waste medication that is outdated. Addition will not cure the disease, these drugs actually poison the body, even causing death.

In the event that FDA Friend Mom titled "STOP: So Spared (from) Counterfeit Medicines" in Jakarta, Tuesday (03/28/2013), Reri gives tips to avoid fake drugs.


1. Buy drugs at official outlets. Prescription drugs can only be obtained at a pharmacy with a prescription, while the drug-free and drug-free unlimited can be purchased in pharmacies and licensed drug stores.

2. Check the labels listed on the packaging the drug, which include drug marketing authorization number consists of 15 digits, the drug name, the name and address of the manufacturer, and the product expiration date.

3. Check the packaging carefully medicine. Drug should be sealed properly, color and writing on the packaging is still good, do not fade or other defects.

4. Tell the doctor if it does not give the expected therapeutic effect or no improvement after taking the drug.

sources: health.kompas.com
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