Viagra Connect vs Viagra


If you are seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), it can be difficult to discuss the issue with your doctor and choose which medication is best for you. Many men find the subject to be embarrassing and the thought of speaking about this with a medical professional in order to get a prescription may stop them from getting treatment. Now, however, there is a new option, Viagra Connect is the first ED treatment that you can buy over the counter eliminating the need for a prescription.


What is the difference between Viagra and Viagra Connect?

The main difference between Viagra and Viagra Connect is that Viagra Connect is available to buy over the counter without a prescription, whereas Viagra is not. Both of these male impotence treatments contain the same active ingredient sildenafil. If you are prescribed sildenafil or any other erectile dysfunction medication on an NHS prescription by a doctor having met certain criteria you will have to pay for your prescription, unless you are exempt. The cost of prescriptions in England is currently £8.60, to find out if you are eligible for free NHS prescriptions click here.

Viagra and Viagra Connect are branded versions of this generic medicine Sildenafil and therefore are not available on the NHS; however you can purchase Viagra and Sildenafil with a private prescription at Online Doctor. You may also request larger packs of these medications through this service. You will need to complete a confidential consultation with a UK GP online before you are prescribed this medication. To start your consultation and to find out more click here.

Viagra Connect is available to buy from LloydsPharmacy whether online or instore. We offer discreet home delivery straight to your door as well as a secure Click & Collect service, so you can choose whichever option is more convenient for you. Viagra Connect is available in packs of four which RRP at £19.99, packs of eight which RRP at £34.99, packs of 12 which RRP at £59.97, packs of 16 which RRP at £69.98 and packs of 28 tablets which RRP at £139.93. To buy Viagra from an online pharmacy or your local store you will need to either complete an online questionnaire or answer a number of questions face to face; this is so the Pharmacist can make sure that the treatment is suitable for you.

Prices correct as of April 2018.

What does Viagra Connect do?

Viagra Connect is an erectile dysfunction treatment that works within your body to help men achieve and maintain an erection that is hard enough for sexual intercourse. The treatment allows the blood vessels within the body to expand and relax, causing blood to flow to the penis, resulting in an erection. Viagra Connect can only help men achieve an erection if they are aroused or sexually stimulated, it will not work without one of these factors.

What is the active ingredient in Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect contains 50mg of sildenafil, which was first marketed as Viagra in 1998. Medically sildenafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor, whereby it alters the levels of the chemical messengers in your body, these messengers tell the penis to become erect.

Sources

www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/34411

www.bpas.org/more-services-information/erectile-dysfunction/viagra

bnf.nice.org.uk/drug/sildenafil.html

In order to receive Viagra Connect you will need to complete either an online, over the phone or face-to-face consultation, during this you will need to tell your Pharmacist if you have a medical condition or are taking any medication. Then they will decide whether treatment is appropriate for you while offering advice on erectile dysfunction.

Viagra Connect is legal to buy in the UK as long as you are buying from a reputable source or trusted pharmacy, such as LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor or your local high street pharmacy. There are many websites out there that are selling counterfeit medicines with varying ingredients that could harm your health.

Viagra Connect contains the active ingredient Sildenafil which helps men to achieve and maintain an erection. Viagra Connect allows blood vessels to relax and expand within the body, causing blood to flow to the penis, resulting in an erection that is hard enough for sexual intercourse.