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 Doctor service. However this is subject to an individual consultation which can be done instore with a Pharmacist, or via Online Doctor at a time to suit you. 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 via Online Doctor. 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 via Online Doctor, you’ll be taken to the Online Doctor website and prompted to complete a quick online consultation. The majority of the questions you will be asked 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 completed your answers they’ll be sent to our team of GPs and clinicians 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 will receive a message in your Online Doctor Patient Record, which is secure and confidential. You then have the option to get Viagra Connect discreetly delivered to your home for free or next day, or alternatively to click and collect to 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 Online Doctor will contact you to find out a little more information and resolve any issues that the questionnaire might flag. Online Doctor offers a wide 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.

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 via Online Doctor you will be asked to complete a confidential questionnaire consultation containing straightforward questions. The majority of these require a simple yes or no answer, ro are multiple choice. 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, any underlying medical conditions, 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 doctors understand any medical issues that you may have or any medication that you may be taking.

After you have completed the consultation your answers will be reviewed by a member of our clinical team to determine if you are suitable for Viagra Connect. If you have decided to talk to a Pharmacist in store rather than order online you will be asked a similar set of confidential questions, and the Pharmacist will also be able to answer any questions that you may have.

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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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, or a doctor will review your suitability using the answers you provided in your online questionnaire.

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.