On the internet you can find medical advice and even "miracle" medicines to build up your muscles or lose weight. But these are very often scams. What's more, these drugs are probably not approved in Switzerland and there is probably a good reason for that.
In Switzerland, the purchase and sale of drugs by correspondence is prohibited, but there are some exceptions. Buying medicines from abroad or via the internet is authorised in limited quantities. Non-compliance with these limits may result in fines, in addition to confiscation of the material by customs. Medicines bought on the internet and taken without the agreement of a specialist present health risks: the dosages may be wrong, they may contain noxious substances or may even be dangerous.
It is better to see your doctor or pharmacist to get proper advice from specialists and to avoid poisoning yourself with some cobbled-together remedy. In short, don't mess with your health.
- Don't buy medicines on the internet if the person responsible for the site is not known and is not in the medical field, if the information on the site is incomplete, if suppliers are not mentioned, etc. Instead, go to the pharmacy.
- Don't make out that you are a health expert thanks to the internet. A visit to your doctor or pharmacist will often be more appropriate than comments posted on a forum. It will also stop you thinking you have contracted all the worst diseases on earth.