buy Viagra online on Treated.comYes. It is possible to purchase Viagra and other erectile dysfunction medications in person from supermarket pharmacies such as Tesco, high street pharmacies such as Boots, and local pharmacies.

However, you will still need to have a prescription issued by a practising doctor (or prescribing pharmacist) to do so. A prescription can only be issued following a consultation, to ensure that the medicine is safe for you to take.

Here, we’ll talk about how to buy erectile dysfunction medication from supermarket or high street pharmacies like Tesco or Boots in person, some of the costs and processes involved, and how buying Viagra online compares to doing so in person.

 

Buying ED medicine in person

  1. with a prescription

There are several ways to get Viagra and other ED treatments in person.

For some men, Sildenafil (the generic version of Viagra) is available via their regular NHS doctor and pharmacist at the standard levy rate.

Men entitled to this drug on NHS prescription are those who have ED but also have certain other conditions, such as diabetes, Parkinson’s, polio, multiple sclerosis, or spina bifida.

Currently, Sildenafil is the only approved generic tablet treatment on the market for erectile dysfunction, and is the only one issued on NHS prescriptions for this purpose. It is not possible in the UK to get branded drugs such as Cialis and Viagra on a levied NHS prescription, and isn’t likely to be in the near future.

Men with ED who don’t have the above conditions may be able to get a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication from their regular doctor, but will have to pay the market price for the drug, and this is typically more expensive than the NHS levy price. A GP may also charge a fee to prescribe erectile dysfunction medication if they do so privately.

Those who obtain a prescription from their doctor can usually have it fulfilled by any licensed GPhC pharmacy, including the in-house pharmacies at supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda, or at high street pharmacies such as Boots.

  1. without a prescription

Men who do not have a prescription from their regular doctor can also get Viagra and other erectile dysfunction medications in person, but they will still need to undergo consultation with a doctor or prescribing pharmacist before they are issued the drug.

Because ED treatments like Viagra are prescription only, they cannot be sold or issued to a patient without prior screening, to ensure their suitability and safety.

For instance, someone looking to buy Viagra from a Tesco or Boots pharmacy in person who doesn’t already have a prescription will need to arrange a consultation with the pharmacy’s prescriber. This may include taking blood pressure readings, and answering some questions related to the patient’s health in general. Where suitable, a prescription will then be issued which the patient can have fulfilled at the pharmacy.

However, these consultations are not subsidised by the NHS, meaning that the patient will typically need to pay for them. The price of the drug will also be charged at the standard rate, as it will not be subject to the NHS levy.

 

Buying ED medicine online

Some e-pharmacies may offer a service which enables them to have NHS prescriptions fulfilled and shipped to them, and some supermarket high street pharmacies may also offer online services.

Also read: How to buy Viagra on Treated.com, the UK online pharmacy

Private pharmacies which operate solely online, such as Treated.com, provide a facility which enables patients to consult with a doctor remotely, and have their medication dispensed and delivered to their home.

Again, in this consultation, the patent will be required to answer some questions relating to their overall health, so that the prescribing doctor can make sure the medicine is safe.

Once the patient’s order is approved, a prescription is generated and electronically delivered to the dispensing pharmacy, who will ship the treatment.

The patient will have to pay for this service, as it is private and not funded by the NHS. However, whereas someone buying ED medicine from a supermarket pharmacy in person may have to:

  • pay for their appointment or consultation;
  • and then pay separately for the medicine itself at the dispensing pharmacy;

patients using Treated.com will just pay one sum per prescription.

This price is inclusive of:

Buying medication online should always be approached with the utmost caution. To read more about safe buying practices when purchasing treatment online, take a look at our information pages.

Page last reviewed:  Monday, Oct 09 2017