What do you do when you are in dire need of medicine but are too sick to get it from the pharmacy? You get it via an online medical store / online pharmacy.
Getting medicines delivered online is not a trend or a sign of laziness, it could be your only way of getting better.
But that’s not the only reason why you may want to get your medicines online. You could be away from your home and want some medicine to be delivered for your loved one back home, or perhaps a medicine is out of stock in pharmacy but is available online.
We, in Pakistan, are fortunate enough to now have some online pharmacy stores willing to deliver nationwide, this was however not the case a few years ago.
We have taken the liberty of vetting all the online pharmacy stores in Pakistan and now want to present you with the ones that are legit and provide what they claim.
For those who are wondering how it works, here’s the main idea:
- If you need a medicine, just go to the website of any online pharmacy stores in Pakistan.
- Select the medicine you want.
- Proceed to checkout.
- Confirm the order on call.
- Bingo! Medicine is at your doorstep within a few hours (or days, depending on delivery route)
Don’t forget to pay the delivery guy though!!
Online Medical Stores in Pakistan
Of course there are dozens of online medical stores which are providing their services to hundreds of customers each day, but using our common sense and our ability to verify information, we were able to find few online pharmacies that are not scamming, scheming or in any way trying to rob you. And, if they do, there is a very real company and person answerable for the goof-up.
Without further ado, let’s move on to reading about these legit online medical stores in Pakistan.
Dawaai is one of the most credible online pharmacy which is operating under a government issued license number (1265, Issued on 12/03/2014). Being a licensed pharmacy, the main principle of Dawaai is to provide the customers with top-notch integrated pharmacy services.
Unlike any other online pharmacy in Pakistan, Dawaai has come up with providing the services of lab tests prescribed by your physician. You no longer need to travel amidst traffic to reach out to the pharmacy. Just schedule your appointment via WhatsApp or by directly calling at their contact number and you will find their pharmacists right at your doorstep within an hour. They even have mobile apps on Android and iOS platforms aiming to bring their whole pharmacy experience straight to your devices.
When it comes to the delivery charges, if the order amount is equal to or exceeds PKR 2,000, the delivery is free. If otherwise, then the charges per delivery are PKR 200. If you are a resident of Karachi or Lahore and you ordered the medicine by 10:00 am with proper prescription, you will get the medicines on the same day. If you are in any other city, order delivery may take up to 4-8 days.
Apart from medicines, Dawaai also deals in the following items:
- Bed & bath products.
- Household and cleaning supplies.
- Weighing scales.
- Electronic flashlights.
- Swiss knives.
- Grooming products.
- Hair care products.
- Make-up kits.
- Sports goods.
- General health and vitamins.
- Proteins and supplements and so much more!
- Cash on Delivery.
- Credit/Debit payments.
- Bank Transfer.
In case of Bank Transfer, you should save the receipt to avoid any inconvenience in the future. So far the refund policy is concerned, if you are not satisfied with the product, you need to reach out to their customer support via email which will address your concerns and refund the amount. If you are out of Karachi, you need to send the screenshots of the damaged products to the customer support staff which will follow the same procedure as mentioned above.
Dawaai delivers nationwide
With its headquarter in Lahore, Sehat is an offshoot of century long pharmaceuticals company known in the country as the Apothecare (Pvt) Ltd. Having a huge inventory encompassing almost all kinds of medicines, this online medical store has divided its products into three main categories:
- Over the counter drugs.
- Prescription drugs.
- Consumer products.
For every city of Pakistan, Sehat offers different rates for medicine delivery. In order to ensure safe and timely delivery, Sehat has partnered up with major courier services delivering nationwide such as TCS, Leopards courier, Cheetay and M&P Logistics.
- Credit/Debit payments.
- SimSim Payment.
- Cash on delivery.
Once your order is confirmed, you will be informed of the delivery estimate which can be anything between 2-4 hours if within the same city and 3-6 days if it’s to be shipped out of city. If the products you ordered are temperature-sensitive, Sehat offers no refund. However, if the product is damaged, they will refund it instantly.
Sehat delivers nationwide
Health Online is a user-friendly and convenient online pharmacy with a huge variety of medicinal drugs and health equipment operating under the license # 14984-A/16.
This one, just like its predecessor, is a project of Hameed Latif Hospital. Having its affiliation with several hospitals and clinics, Health Online is crowned with the title of having the largest medicine procurement start-up. It’s inventory contains products related to:
- Health-aid equipment.
- Baby care.
- Women care.
- Herbal medicines.
The delivery time varies with respect to the distance and availability of delivery personnel but it doesn’t take more than 2 hours if the recipient is within the same city but 4 days if anywhere else.
- Bank transfer.
- Credit/Debit cards.
- Cash on delivery.
Health Online delivers nationwide
4Online Medical Store
We are currently in the process of verifying their business
The Medical Store promises to deliver medicines across Karachi along with:
- Health products.
- Proteins and supplements.
- Baby products.
- Women products.
- Household products.
In order to place your order, you’ll have to add your desired products to the shopping cart. After that, you’ll receive an order confirmation call.
- Cash on Delivery.
So far as their refund policy is concerned, the product will be returned or refunded if the product is expired, not what you ordered or is damaged.
With all these online medical stores, you can take a sigh of relief and easily get your medicines delivered anywhere in Pakistan. Make sure to share the doctor’s prescription with the online pharmacy of your choice because it’ll help the pharmacists figure out exactly what you need.
What has your experience been with getting medicines delivered online in Pakistan? Do you think we missed a legit online store for medicines? Let us know in the comments below because we strive to offer legit information.