In the UK, Cialis is not available to buy over-the-counter at present.

To obtain this treatment for erectile dysfunction safely and legally, you will first need to undergo consultation with a doctor and have a prescription written for it.

This is because Cialis contains an agent called tadalafil, which is not suitable for everybody to use.

Even though Cialis is a widely-used treatment, some people with certain conditions (or taking particular types of medication) should not take it as it may pose a risk to their health.

What will the consultation involve?

Typically, a doctor will ask a number of questions regarding the condition, including what symptoms the patient is experiencing and how often they occur, as well as more general questions about the patient’s overall health. This may include questions about alcohol habits or previous drug use.

On occasion, a doctor may also undertake a physical examination, depending on the nature of the condition and the presence of any other symptoms.

In some cases treatment with medication may not be necessary. Addressing lifestyle factors which might be contributing to erectile dysfunction and making positive changes can often prove to be an effective solution.

However, where these issues persist despite lifestyle adjustments, prescription medicine may be advised by a GP.

Is Cialis available on the NHS?

Not for erectile dysfunction.

You can get impotence medicine through the traditional method of visiting your regular GP, but remember that Cialis is not available on the NHS for the treatment of ED.

The only treatment currently issued for erectile dysfunction on the NHS is generic sildenafil, and this is only available to those falling within certain medical criteria.

To get Cialis, do I have to make an appointment in person at a private clinic?

Not necessarily.

Buying Cialis in the UK will require a private prescription, but this can be obtained by making an appointment at a private clinic in person, or through online consultation with a GMC-registered service.

Pharmacies such as Treated.com provide an all-in-one clinic service, which offers a consultation and prescription medicine delivery facility.

Purchasing Cialis via these means will involve filling in a medical questionnaire, which will be assessed by a doctor. The questions will resemble those which a doctor might ask in a face-to-face consultation, asking about the patient’s medical history.

The doctor will then use this information to determine whether or not the medication is suitable for the patient. If it is, a prescription will be issued and sent to the dispensing pharmacy, where the medication will be prepared and shipped to the patient’s home address.

Is buying Cialis online safe?

Yes, provided you do so from a GPhC-registered pharmacy which carries out all the necessary checks.

Important to note is that because Cialis is only available on prescription, any site offering to sell it either without a prescription or without providing a means of issuing one is trading outside the law.

There are a number of ways you can check that the website you are using is legitimate, outlined in our information page.