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Sildenafil Over the Counter

Sildenafil is a prescription drug, but it is also the active ingredient in Viagra Connect which is available without a prescription to the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Viagra Connect is usually consumed one hour before sexual intercourse.

Buy Viagra Connect without a prescription by completing our erectile dysfunction consultation form, which will be reviewed by our UK registered medical doctors. Following assessment, if you are suitable, we will post the medicine to your door. Confidentiality and discretion are important to us therefore all our products are dispatched in plain packaging with no indication of the contents inside.

What is Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect is the same as Viagra and generic Viagra (Sildenafil) used to treat erectile dysfunction, the only difference being Viagra connect is available without a prescription while all other ED treatments are prescription only. It enables men to obtain and sustain an erection when sexually aroused or stimulated. It is manufactured by Pfizer, the active ingredient is Sildenafil citrate and it is available in 50mg, pack sizes of 4 or 8 film-coated tablets.

Who makes Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect is produced by Pfizer. Genuine pills are blue rounded-diamond shaped and can be identified by the “PFIZER” on one side and “V50” on the other.

What is the active ingredient in Viagra Connect?

Sildenafil citrate is the active ingredient in Viagra Connect. It works by dilating blood vessels and to increase the blood flow to the penis. This enables an erection to be obtained and sustained during sexual activity.

What is Viagra Connect used for?

Viagra Connect is used to treat erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis. It allows men to achieve and maintain a sufficient penile erection for sexual performance.

How quickly does Viagra Connect work?

Viagra Connect should work within 60 minutes and can last for around four hours.

How effective is Viagra Connect?

Viagra connect works for 74% of men who have tried it.

Why Don’t I Need a Prescription for Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect is the first medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction which will be available without a prescription. The idea for a prescription-free erectile dysfunction medication was first proposed on 27th March 2017. This proposal achieved official MHRA approval on the 28th November 2017, becoming available in Spring 2018.

Viagra Connect was implemented to improve patient access to erectile dysfunction medication. Due to illegitimate online ‘pharmacies’, often selling illicit counterfeit Viagra tablets, it is hoped that Viagra Connect will improve the safety of patients, through making genuine erectile dysfunction treatment more accessible.

Viagra Connect is available from registered UK pharmacies, and therefore also helps to alleviate the pressure on GP surgeries for safe erectile dysfunction treatment. You can also use convenient services like Dr Felix to request Viagra Connect and have your medicine delivered to your home or work in discreet and plain packaging. If you have used Dr Felix in the past for ED treatment, you can also request Viagra Connect as soon as it becomes available. This medication will be available to ship from our pharmacy as soon as it is released.

Is Viagra Connect the same as Viagra? (Viagra Connect vs. Viagra)

Yes, Viagra Connect is simply the over-the-counter, non-prescription version of Viagra. Both have the same active ingredient – Sildenafil citrate. Viagra Connect is only available in 50mg doses, whereas Viagra is available in 25, 50 and 100mg doses and therefore can be adjusted by a doctor to meet your individual needs.

Can I buy Viagra Connect online?

Viagra Connect can be bought safely online from Dr Felix. It is available to adult men with erectile dysfunction following an online consultation to be reviewed by one of our GMC registered doctors. To buy Viagra connect, simply fill in our online questionnaire, our doctors will review your responses to determine if Viagra Connect 50mg is appropriate for you and issue a private prescription on your behalf. Our NHS registered pharmacy will then post the medicine to an address of your choice in discreet packaging.

How can I tell if the Viagra Connect I have is real?

Viagra Connect is a blue, rounded-diamond shaped tablet. One side is marked “PFIZER” and the other side is marked “V50”. The tablets measure 11.2mm x 8.1 mm. Dr Felix only sources genuine medicine from British pharmaceutical suppliers regulated by the MHRA, so you can be sure you are getting the exact same medicine as you would if you walked into any NHS pharmacy in the UK.

Can anyone take Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect does not require a prescription; however there are some exclusionary criteria for patient safety. These criteria may include:

Health Problems:

  • Loss of sight, family history of eye problems

  • Blood disorders, including sickle-cell anaemia, multiple myeloma and leukaemia

  • Serious kidney problems

  • Liver problems

  • Some cardiovascular (heart) problems

  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure

  • Breathing problems or chest pain during exercise


  • Alpha-blockers

  • Other PDE5-inhibitors e.g. Sildenafil or Cialis

  • CYP3A4 inhibitors

  • Guanylate cyclase stimulators

  • Nitrates (inc. amyl nitrates/poppers)

How to take Viagra Connect

The recommended dose of Viagra Connect is one 50mg tablet taken with water 60 minutes before sexual activity. Sexual stimulation is usually required in addition to Viagra Connect to achieve an erection. The effects of Viagra Connect may last for approximately 4 hours.

It may take a few doses of Viagra Connect, before an erection sufficient for sexual activity is obtained. But these doses must be taken over several days, with no more than one 50mg tablet a day.

Please note: if Viagra Connect is taken with food, it may take longer than 60 minutes to activate, compared to being taken on an empty stomach.  

How much Viagra Connect can I take?

The maximum dosage of Viagra Connect is one 50mg tablet per day. It should be taken 60 minutes before sexual activity.

Viagra Connect Dosage

The maximum dosage of Viagra Connect is one 50mg tablet per day. It should be taken 60 minutes before sexual activity.

It may take a few doses of Viagra Connect, before an erection sufficient for sexual activity is obtained. But these doses must be taken over several days, with no more than one 50mg tablet a day.

What are the side effects of Viagra Connect?

Some of the common side effects are:

Back pain, indigestion, hot flushes, migraine, muscle pain, nasal congestion, visual disturbances, nausea, dizziness, vomiting,

Uncommon Side Effects:

Chest pain, drowsiness, dry mouth, nose bleed, fatigue, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, numbness, painful red eyes, palpitations, irregular heart beat, fast heart beat, tinnitus (ringing in ears), vertigo.

Rare Side Effects:

Atrial Fibrillation (irregular and fast heart beat), swelling of face, rash, stroke, hypersensitivity (e.g. allergies), prolonged erection, fainting, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (reaction to medication resulting in flu-like symptoms, rash and blisters).

Side Effects of Unknown Frequency:

Visual impairment, sudden deafness, heart attack, seizures, unstable angina.


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Medicines Complete.  

Medicines & Health products Regulatory Agency (2017). Sildenafil 50mg film-coated tablets, public consultation, proposal to make available from Pharmacies. [online] Available at:

Medicines & Health products Regulatory Agency (2017). MHRA reclassifies Viagra Connect tablets to a pharmacy medicine.

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