It has come to our attention that the Health Products Regulation Authority (HPRA) have increased surveillance of PrEP orders coming in to Ireland. We have received reports of orders being intercepted by the HPRA and PrEP medicine being confiscated.
As mentioned in the section ‘Where do I get PrEP’, it is illegal to source medicine of any kind online.
In addition to this, the HPRA have expressed particular concern about the legitimacy of the source of a recently seized supply of generic PrEP. The HPRA are also examining the websites people use to source PrEP.
There have been no reports from the HPRA or any other appropriate bodies stating that the medicine being sourced online is not effective as PrEP. However, sourcing medicine online does carry a level of risk and so we encourage caution if you intend to do so.
For more information on PrEP in general, click here.