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FFP Mask

What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

It’s quite likely that we’re going to see the use of face masks become much more common, even after the current global Coronavirus pandemic has passed. People are going to be that much more concerned about viral contagions, and they’ll see their face mask as a means of lessening their chance fo getting any type of virus by inhaling it. The FFP mask is one of the types of masks used to prevent coronavirus these days, and it’s different from the N95 or KN95 masks that are used for the same purpose.

The FFP in FFP mask stands for filtering face piece mask, and what these mask are is the EU (European) equivalent of the N95 mask that is used here in North America as an effective face mask for preventing coronavirus. There are 3 types; FFP1, the FFP2 mask, and the FFP3. The standard FFP Mask (1) is rated to filter up to 80% of airborne particles.

So in regards to preventing coronavirus infection by wearing a face mask, the N95 of KN95 masks are going to be a better choice than a FFP mask because they have an approximately 15% better effectiveness rate. An FFP2 mask (94% filter rate) or FFP3 mask (99%) are the equals of the the 95 series masks, but these masks are more difficult to come by and considerably more expensive.

We’ll look at FFP face masks in greater detail, as well as where you can buy FFP masks. But first we’ll highlight a very important point - an effective coronavirus face mask may not be providing you with the reliable level of protection that you thought it was.

Additional Risk Factors

Watch the nightly news these days and you’ll see healthcare workers in hospitals wearing an FFP mask or an N95 type mask. But that’s not the only piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) they will be wearing. They’ll very likely also have some type of plastic shield over their eyes, and that’s because one thing that some people may not know is you can also contract the virus by having it enter through your eyes.

Next, we need to keep in mind that one of the most common ways people are getting coronavirus these days is through contact exposure. The coronavirus is able to live on many of the surfaces that are around us in public every day, and if you touch them with your hands and then touch your face you may contract the virus this way.

Of course, and FFP mask or any other types is going to do nothing to help you in this scenario. That’s why while a mask will prevent inhalation of virus molecules, it won’t help if you’re introducing the virus to yourself via your fingertips.

FFP Mask Vs FFP2 Mask

As discussed above, the difference between and FFP1 Mask and an FFP2 Mask is that the FFP1 only filters around 80% of airborne particulates, and some 20% of them or so may still be inhaled by the person wearing the mask. The FFP2 mask filters much more - 94%- of them and that’s the reason why the FFP2 Mask is an effective anti virus mask while the FFP mask is not.

The FFP mask also has a much higher internal leak rate (22%) as compared to the FFP2 Mask (8%) and that’s why the FFP1 is better used as a dust mask for building, renovation and demolition jobs rather than for preventing coronavirus. A dust mask will not prevent the virus nearly as effectively as an N95 mask or one other FFP2 or FFP3 masks.

It will be difficult to buy FFP masks in North America at this time, and their counterparts in the N95 or KN95 mask will be much easier to obtain here.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for your pet. See your veterinarian for medical advice and treatment for your pet if you have any concerns.

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