What is the Viagra Connect Checklist?


If you are seeking help for erectile dysfunction you can now buy Viagra over the counter. Viagra Connect 50mg is available to buy from your local high street or online Pharmacy. However this is subject to an individual consultation with one of our friendly and expert Pharmacists, whether you choose to do this is in store, online or over the phone. Find out what questions you can expect to be asked and what the consultation will involve.


Why do I need to answer questions to get Viagra Connect?

When trying any new medication it is important that this has been deemed suitable for you to protect your health and wellbeing. As Viagra Connect is available without a prescription you will no longer need to see a GP, however you will need to complete a discreet and easy questionnaire when you purchase Viagra Connect online. Or if you’d prefer you can chat to a Pharmacist instore, they will be able to answer any additional questions you may have whilst checking your suitability for this treatment. Your Pharmacist may ask to review your Summary Care Record or Patient Medication Record to check whether you have any conditions or are on any medication that could react with Viagra Connect.

How can I complete a consultation?

1. Online

If you choose to purchase Viagra Connect online at LloydsPharmacy.com you’ll be prompted to complete a quick questionnaire. The majority of which simply require a yes or no answer, although you will need to fill in a small part about any medication that you are currently taking.

Once you have filled out these questions they’ll be sent to our team of expert Pharmacists to review, they’ll check that you are suitable for Viagra Connect.

When your answers have been reviewed and you are suitable for treatment, you can get Viagra Connect discreetly delivered to your home for free or we also offer a secure click and collect service so that you can pick it up in your local LloydsPharmacy or Sainsbury’s store at a time that is convenient for you.

There is a very small chance that you won’t be suitable for Viagra Connect, in this instance a Pharmacist will contact you to find out a bit more information and resolve any issues that the questionnaire might flag. If after this chat it is still not safe for you to take Viagra Connect you can use our Online Doctor service. They offer a wider range of erectile dysfunction treatments, with a variety of strengths and ingredients, so with the help of a GP you’ll find one that is just right for you. If you chose to use the Online Doctor Service you will need to complete a more comprehensive questionnaire which will be sent to a GP to review, you will be able to confidentiality discuss your healthcare needs and find the right treatment for you.

2. In-store

You can speak to an expert Pharmacist in complete confidence within your local LloydsPharmacy store at a time that suits you. You don’t need to book an appointment to speak to a Pharmacist about purchasing Viagra Connect and whether this medication is right for you. You’ll have the option to either chat to the Pharmacist on the shop floor or go into a discreet consultation room. Your Pharmacist will run through a set of pharmacy questions to determine whether Viagra Connect is the right treatment for you. They can also answer any additional questions or concerns you may have whilst offering any extra advice to put your mind at ease.

What questions will I be asked?

If you order Viagra Connect online you will be asked to complete a confidential questionnaire containing a range of quick and easy questions. The majority of which require a simple yes or no answer. These questions will focus on your overall fitness for sex, to find out if you get out of breath quickly or experience any chest pain when undertaking physical activity. You’ll also be asked about the health of your heart, whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Viagra Connect and what other medication you are currently taking. It’s important that our Pharmacists understand any medical issues that you may have or any medication that you may be taking.

After you have completed the quick and easy online questionnaire your answers will be reviewed by a member of our expert pharmacy team to determine if you are suitable for Viagra Connect. If you have decided to talk to a Pharmacist in store you will be asked the same confidential questions, and the Pharmacist will also be able to answer any questions that you may have.

As with any medication there are always possible side effects, the most commonly reported ones include:

  • Headache
  • Facial flushing
  • Nausea
  • Nasal congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred or blue-tinted vision
  • Indigestion and heartburn

Whether you can use Viagra Connect to treat your erectile dysfunction depends upon the nature of your medical condition and the medication you’re taking. Your Pharmacist will decide if Viagra Connect is suitable for you during your confidential consultation.

The recommended dose of Viagra Connect is one 50mg tablet to be taken an hour before sexual activity. Viagra Connect usually works within 60 minutes and the effects can be seen up to four hours after the initial dose. You cannot take more than one 50mg tablet a day.