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    • Snownator
    • By Snownator 8th Jun 17, 4:21 AM
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    What is the best way to select reliable brands?
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    • 8th Jun 17, 4:21 AM
    What is the best way to select reliable brands? 8th Jun 17 at 4:21 AM
    Hey guys!
    Is there a place where I can find a list of FDA-approved generics? I tried checking fda website but it is too complicated. I'm pretty dubious about online pharmacies (all of them claim to have FDA approved pills), do not trust them. I am asking this as I have a trip to Asia coming in a few moths (I will be there for a year for work).
    I'm trying to decide if I should purchase my stock of generic Sildenafil before I leave. Generic Sildenafil in Asia will cost me close to nothing if I buy it locally.
    I obviously don't know much about getting medications overseas and I am afraid that I will have the issue with the customs if I bring a few packs of medications. Currently, I am looking at generic alternatives I could ask for in Asian pharmacies. What is the best way to select reliable brands? Also, I am trying to find out that is the difference between US FDA approval and India FDA approval? Are they somewhat equivalent when we are talking about generic medications?Thanks in advance!
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 8th Jun 17, 12:37 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 12:37 PM
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    • 8th Jun 17, 12:37 PM
    Unlikely that a UK site is going to be able to help you with your US query.
    • Snownator
    • By Snownator 9th Jun 17, 8:18 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 8:18 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 8:18 PM
    Slinky, dropping the FDA equivalence question. I still hope to get an advice on shopping in Asian Pharmacies. Someone advised taking only European brands with valid expiration dates from air-conditioned pharmacies. I guess I should be relying on a pharmacist's choice when it comes to particular brand names he/she decides to suggest. Hearing some "interesting" stories, makes me think about bringing my own stock but I am worried about the customs.
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 9th Jun 17, 8:25 PM
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    • 9th Jun 17, 8:25 PM
    Don't know where you're going but yeah I'd think going through customs with a years supply of Viagra in your luggage could raise some red flags!

    Why not phone the US embassy/consulate in your country of destination and ask their advice.
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