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Viagra is an erectile dysfunction treatment that is now available to buy over the counter as Viagra Connect. Viagra is the brand name for the generic medicine Sildenafil which is used to help men get and maintain an erection that is hard enough for sexual intercourse. They all have the same active ingredient, sildenafil citrate. In the UK you do not need a prescription to buy Viagra Connect; this means that you do not need to see a doctor. Instead you can visit your local pharmacy to buy it over the counter or go online to purchase Viagra Connect.

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Can you buy Viagra over the counter?

Viagra Connect is a pharmacy medicine (PMED) and therefore can be bought without a prescription. You will still need to answer a few questions about your suitability to take the medicine, either in an Online Doctor consultation or face-to-face with the Pharmacist in store. Viagra Connect is available to buy from LloydsPharmacy, it contains 50mg of sildenafil citrate which is the active ingredient that helps some men, over the age of 18, to achieve and maintain an erection.

How do I get Viagra Connect without going to the doctor?

Those looking to purchase over the counter Viagra Connect will need to complete an online questionnaire or have a face-to-face consultation with one of our Pharmacists in your local LloydsPharmacy store. Once either the Online Doctor clinical team or the instore Pharmacist have determined whether the treatment is suitable for you, you’ll be able to buy it online or in store. You can have it discreetly delivered to your home or we also offer a secure click and collect service so that you can pick it up in your local store, including pharmacies within Sainsbury’s, at a time that is convenient for you.

You can also receive Sildenafil in the branded version Viagra with a private prescription through our Online Doctor service. In this case you will fill out a similar online consultation for the doctor to assess your suitability and approve as appropriate. You can also request larger packs of Viagra and other longer lasting erectile dysfunction medication through this service. To begin your online consultation click here.

Where can I buy Viagra over the counter?

Viagra Connect is available to buy from your local LloydsPharmacy, to find your closest store click here or visit Online Doctor for one of our clinical team to approve you for the medicine today. Viagra Connect is available to buy in packs of four (RRP £19.99), eight (RRP £34.99) packs of 12 which RRP at £51.79 and packs of 16 which RRP at £68.48.

Is it safe to take over the counter Viagra Connect?

If you’re looking to buy Viagra Connect over the counter in the UK you need to be aware that there are websites that sell unregulated medicines that may be harmful to your health. These websites are operating illegally by selling fake medicines in which the ingredients can vary. To make sure that you will receive the medicine that is advertised to you it is important to buy from regulated sources and pharmacies.

We advise that you only purchase Viagra Connect from trusted pharmacies that have been approved by the MHRA, whether this is instore or online. Look out for the NHS logo, authorised medicines seller logo and a registered pharmacy number.

Viagra Connect and Sildenafil - what’s the difference?

We’ve created a helpful table to compare generic Sildenafil with branded Viagra. If you’re looking to compare our variety of ED treatments and their active ingredients, explore your options at LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor.

Sildenafil (generic) Viagra (branded)
Active ingredient sildenafil citrate sildenafil citrate
Available dosage (mg) 25, 50, 100 25, 50, 100
Pack size 4, 8, 16 4, 8, 16
When to take Effective within one hour, up to four hours Effective within one hour, up to four hours
How to take On an empty stomach On an empty stomach
Prices on Online Doctor from £3.25/pill  £5.31/pill


Can I get Viagra if I have a medical condition?

After you have completed an online questionnaire consultation or during a face-to-face consultation the clinician will decide which treatment is appropriate for you. They will also offer advice on erectile dysfunction and usage of any medicine prescribed or dispensed. It is important to tell your pharmacist or the Online Doctor service about any medicines you are taking or any other medical conditions you have in order to ensure Viagra Connect is safe to take.

How long does Viagra Connect take to work?

The recommended dose of Viagra Connect is one 50mg tablet to be taken one hour before sexual activity with water. It can be taken up to four hours before sexual activity, but after this time the effects of the medicine diminish. The treatment will not work on its own; to achieve and maintain an erection you will need to be sexually aroused.

What is the active ingredient in Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect contains 50mg of sildenafil citrate, which was first marketed as Viagra in 1998. Medically sildenafil citrate is a PDE-5 inhibitor, which alters the levels of the chemical messengers in your body, increases the blood flow into the penis, and results in a firmer and longer-lasting erection.

References

beta.nhs.uk/medicines/sildenafil-viagra
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42155489
Prices correct as of April 2020