Is it safe to buy Viagra online?

Yes. You can buy Viagra from registered online pharmacies. To ensure you are purchasing genuine medication you should look out for the General Pharmaceutical Council registration logo. Every online pharmacy must be registered with the GPhC in order to sell medications.

Remember that all impotence medicines require a prescription, therefore you should be suspicious of any websites that offer to sell Viagra without a prescription.

What is Viagra and what does it do?

Viagra is a tablet medication used to treat men with erectile dysfunction.

Does Viagra work?

For many men, Viagra is very effective.

In clinical trials, 74 percent of men using the starting dose (50mg) developed an erection firm enough for successful sexual intercourse.

The lower dose (25mg) was effective in 63 percent of users and the higher dose (100mg) in 82 percent.

What is Viagra made of?

The active ingredient in Viagra is sildenafil citrate. It also contains microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, calcium hydrogen phosphate (anhydrous), magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), lactose monohydrate, triacetin, indigo carmine aluminium lake (E132).

What doses are available?

You can buy Viagra in 25mg, 50mg, or 100mg doses.

Is Viagra a prescription-only-medication?

Yes. In order to buy Viagra in the UK you need to be assessed by a doctor. The health assessment helps them to decide whether Viagra is a suitable form of treatment for your condition.  

Do you need a prescription for Viagra in the US?

Yes. Viagra and sildenafil are prescription-only treatments in the US, just as they are in the EU, and are not available to buy over-the-counter. Once again, this is because a doctor will need to assess a patient's suitability to the drug prior to issue.

What is the average cost of Viagra?

Prices vary, but tend to start at roughly £9 per tablet for the 50mg dose when purchased in packets of 4. The cost may also vary depending on the dose (the lower dose will often be cheaper, while the higher dose may be more expensive) and the quantity purchased. For example, some pharmacies may charge less per tablet when selling larger packs containing 8, 16, 24 or 32 tablets.

How quickly does Viagra work?

The effects caused by Viagra are usually noticed by most men within 30-60 minutes of taking the pill. It is important to remember that sexual stimulation is required for the drug to work.

When I take Viagra will I get an erection immediately?

No. You will be advised to take Viagra around one hour before sex. An erection will only be achieved when the user experiences sexual stimulation.

If I take Viagra how long will it last?  

When you take Viagra you can usually expect the effects of the pill to begin to fade after around four hours. However, reported response times vary between men. You should not take more than one pill in any 24 hour period.

Do I take Viagra tablets every day?

You should not take Viagra more than once a day. You should only take Viagra when you plan on taking part in sexual activity. If you regularly want to have sex more than twice in one week then a different ED medicine may be more suitable for you, such as tadalafil.

Can I take two Viagra pills at the same time?

No. You should only ever take one Viagra pill at a time, of the specific dose you have been prescribed.

Is it okay for women to use Viagra?

No. You should not take Viagra if you are female.

Despite what you may read, there is currently no 'female Viagra' drug.

Which is better: Viagra or Cialis?

Both are used to treat impotence but they contain different active ingredients, meaning one drug may be more suitable for you than the other. There are advantages to using Viagra, just as there are with Cialis.

During consultation, your doctor will be able to help you determine which is the better option in your particular case.

Will I get side effects from using Viagra?

Viagra, much like any drug, can cause some users to have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. If you notice signs of an allergic reaction or you develop a prolonged erection for more than four hours (known as priapism) you should seek medical attention.

Read the patient leaflet provided before use, as it will provide further details on related side effects.

Is Viagra safe?

Viagra has been rigorously tested in order to check its safety. The doctor who assesses your condition will check for any potentially dangerous contraindications such as certain health problems or medication interactions.

Is it safe for me to take Viagra if I don’t have ED?

Viagra should not be used by men who do not have erectile dysfunction. It is not currently licensed to treat other conditions.

However, a drug which contains the same active ingredient, Revatio, is being explored for use in pulmonary arterial hypertension

Will Viagra affect my other medications?

Viagra may interact with some other medicines, in particular those that are used in the treatment of cardiac conditions. You should disclose your medication history to your doctor so that they can check for any potentially dangerous interactions.

What will happen if I take too much Viagra?

Those who take more than the amount of Viagra prescribed for them may experience harmful adverse effects. These may vary from person to person. In any case, someone who has taken too much Viagra should seek medical advice immediately, so that they can get the health attention they may require.  

Can I drink grapefruit juice when using Viagra?

It is advisable to avoid drinking grapefruit juice when using Viagra. A chemical substance in the juice can alter the amount of the active ingredient entering your bloodstream which can increase the likelihood of side effects.

Should I buy Kamagra instead of Viagra?

No. Kamagra is a form of Viagra manufactured in India which is not legal to buy or sell in the UK. You might be tempted to buy it because of its often cheaper price tag but it is not licensed for sale in the UK, and susceptible to counterfeiting.

For this reason you cannot be sure of exactly what it is that you are getting when you buy Kamagra. The drug could be unsafe or even contain ingredients other than those which the seller claims are in it.

What is generic Viagra?

Generic Viagra is the name given to the non-branded version of the same drug, Sildenafil. It contains the same functioning ingredient and works in the same way, however it may not necessarily be made by Pfizer. As it is non-branded, it is often cheaper, but its appearance may be slightly different.

Does herbal Viagra exist?

An exact herbal alternative to Viagra does not exist although some herbal remedies claim to help those with erectile dysfunction. If you do wish to try a herbal impotence treatment you should speak to your doctor beforehand, as non-prescription medications can still interact with other drugs and pose a health risk.

Are there other options if my Viagra dosage doesn’t work?

If Viagra does not help you achieve and maintain an erection good enough for sexual intercourse then you need to speak to your doctor. They may alter the dosage or change the medication entirely. There are other impotence treatments such as Levitra, MUSE and Caverject which may be better suited to you.