Viagra Connect Side Effects


Erectile dysfunction can have a significant impact on relationships and many men will not seek medical help due to feelings of embarrassment and shame. However, erectile dysfunction is a completely normal condition to experience, and up to 50% of men aged 40-70* experience erectile dysfunction at some time of their life. There is no need to feel embarrassed when talking about your sexual well-being and all consultations with a health professional, whether in-person or online, are confidential.

Viagra Connect is an erectile dysfunction treatment that is now available over the counter.There is no need for a doctor’s appointment or a prescription, simply fill out an online consultation questionnaire via Online Doctor or speak to your local Pharmacist instore about whether this treatment is suitable for you.

Sildenafil, which contains the same active ingredient as Viagra and works in the same way may be prescribed on the NHS if certain criteria are met. It is also available as a private prescription, and Online Doctor can assess your case and prescribe this and other available erectile dysfunction medications.

The erectile dysfunction medication, Viagra Connect is now available without the need for a prescription online or at your local pharmacy, however you will still need to complete an online or face-to-face consultation to ensure you’re suitable for the medicine.

When taking any new medication it is best to educate yourself about the possible side effects and how your body will react to the medication. The side effects listed in this article will help you to quickly recognise the symptoms in case you do a have a negative reaction to the medicine.

What happens to your body when you take Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect is an erectile dysfunction medication that is available to buy over the counter. It contains the active ingredient sildenafil citrate which helps men to achieve and maintain an erection that is hard enough for sexual intercourse or masturbation. It increases the blood flow to the penis, which will help a man to get and maintain an erection, but only when he is sexually aroused.

What are the side effects of Viagra Connect?

Many men can take Viagra Connect without experiencing any side effects and if they do react to the medication the effects are mild. It is important to consider timing when taking Viagra Connect, if side effects come on straight away or very quickly then it is likely that you are reacting to the medication.

The side effects of Viagra Connect tend to be mild, and many men do not find that these stop them from enjoying the benefits of the erectile dysfunction treatment.

Viagra Connect side effects can include:

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Facial flushing
  • Light headedness or dizzy spells
  • Blurred or blue-tinted vision
  • Nasal congestion

How likely is it that I will experience side effects?

You can reduce the risk of experiencing side effects if you take Viagra Connect exactly as the instructions and patient leaflet say. The recommended dose for Viagra Connect is one 50mg tablet to be taken once a day, by following this recommendation your chances of experiencing side effects are considerably less.

How can I relieve my side effects?

Whenever you try a new medication it can take your body a while to adjust and adapt to it, this can be when you notice some side effects. You might want to try Viagra Connect and note down any side effects when they happen, it could be that the effects get better or become less noticeable the more you use the medication.

If you are worried about the side effects and find that they are outweighing the benefits of Viagra Connect, it is best to speak to a doctor or Pharmacist. If you have used the Online Doctor service, contact you prescribing doctor through your Patient Record and they can advise on what to do. They may prescribe an alternative treatment. The Online Doctor service offers a range of erectile dysfunction treatments with different ingredients and dosages, meaning that you can find the perfect one for you.

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.

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Sources

*www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8254833

The recommended dose of Viagra Connect is one 50mg tablet taken with water approximately one hour before sexual activity. You should see results of the treatment within 60 minutes and men are able to achieve an erection in response to sexual stimulation, up to four hours after taking the pill.

If you are not sexually aroused, the medicine will have no effect on your body. You may still experience side effects. The active ingredient will remain in your system for up to four hours, after which any effect of the medicine will cease. If you experience effects after four hours, contact your Pharmacist or Online Doctor.

In order to receive Viagra Connect as a treatment for erectile dysfunction you will need to complete a simple online questionnaire or face-to-face consultation with a Pharmacist. If you have received Viagra Connect by misleading your Pharmacist, providing inaccurate information, or by not revealing any underlying heath conditions during the consultation process, it could be that this treatment is unsuitable for you, and you by taking it you are putting your health at risk.

Viagra Connect will not affect the time it takes for you to climax. As a treatment for erectile dysfunction, Viagra Connect will help you to achieve and maintain an erection that is hard enough for penetrative sex by increasing blood flow to the penis.