Viagra Connect

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Viagra Connect is a non-prescription ED drug that uses the same active ingredient Sildenafil as standard Viagra pills. Viagra Connect is usually taken one hour before sexual intercourse.

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50mg4 tablets£19.99In Stock
50mg8 tablets£34.99In Stock
50mg12 tablets£59.99In Stock
50mg16 tablets£69.99In Stock
50mg24 tablets£107.99In Stock
50mg28 tablets£125.00In Stock
50mg32 tablets£129.99In Stock
50mg64 tablets£275.00In Stock
Prices exclude a prescription fee. This treatment requires a quick online consultation,
which a doctor will review to determine if a prescription is appropriate.

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Information

Dr Samantha Miller

Reviewed by Dr Samantha Miller MB ChB
(2017, University of Glasgow)
GMC number: 7561464

Information last reviewed 23/05/2021

About

What is Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect is the same as Viagra and generic Viagra (sildenafil) and is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Viagra Connect is the only sildenafil formulation available without a prescription. 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 tablets and in pack sizes of 4 to 64 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 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 works within 30–60 minutes and typically lasts for around four hours.

How effective is Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect works for 74% of men who have tried it. If Viagra Connect does not work for you, you may find that other medications such as Levitra, Cialis or Spedra do work for you. Alternatively, you could try a stronger dose of Viagra, but these stronger dosages are not available over the counter.

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 proposal for a prescription-free erectile dysfunction medication was officially approved by the MHRA in 2017 and became 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 self-treating ED, by making genuine ED treatment more accessible.

Viagra Connect is available from registered UK pharmacies, and therefore also helps to alleviate the pressure on GP surgeries. 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.

Is Viagra Connect the same as 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. If suitable, our 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 8.1mm. 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. Viagra Connect is not suitable in the following circumstances:

  • Hypersensitivity or allergy to sildenafil or any of the inactive ingredients
  • Liver impairment
  • Kidney impairment
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • Known hereditary degenerative retinal disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa
  • Loss of vision in one eye because of non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION)
  • Anatomical deformation of the penis (such as angulation, cavernosal fibrosis or Peyronie’s disease)
  • Men without erectile dysfunction
  • Men under the age of 18
  • Women
  • Leukaemia or multiple myeloma
  • Problems with your heart e.g. aortic stenosis, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Bleeding problems such as haemophilia
  • Anatomic abnormality of your penis e.g. angulation, Peyronie’s disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucosegalactose malabsorption
  • Men in whom sexual activity is inadvisable
  • Men who get breathless or experience chest pain with light or moderate physical activity, such as walking briskly for 20 minutes or climbing 2 flights of stairs
  • Men with recent history (in the last 6 months) of stroke or myocardial infarction

Do not take Viagra Connect along with:

  • Medicines containing nitrates, e.g. glyceryl trinitrate (GTN), isosorbide mononitrate, nicorandil, amyl nitrate
  • Other PDE-5 inhibitors
  • “Poppers” which contain amyl nitrate or butyl nitrate
  • Guanylate cyclase stimulators e.g. riociguat, used to treat pulmonary hypertension
  • Other treatments for erectile dysfunction
  • Alpha-blockers such as doxazosin, prazosin
  • Medications used to treat HIV e.g. ritonavir
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Other CYP3A4 inhibitors, e.g. saquinavir (to treat HIV infection), cimetidine (a heartburn treatment), itraconazole or ketoconazole (to treat fungal infections), erythromycin or rifampicin (antibiotics) or diltiazem (for high blood pressure)?

Speak to your doctor if any of the above circumstances apply to you.

Ingredients

Active ingredients

Sildenafil citrate is the active ingredient in Viagra Connect.

Inactive ingredients

The inactive ingredients in Viagra Connect are: microcrystalline cellulose, calcium hydrogen phosphate (anhydrous), croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), lactose, triacetin and indigo carmine aluminium lake (E132)

Which ingredients can cause an allergic reaction?

A very serious allergic reaction to this medication is rare and uncommon. However, if you notice a rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing shortly after taking the medication, you should get medical help right away. These are signs of a severe allergic reaction to the medication.

Dosage

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 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 can I take?

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

Side Effects

Side effects of Viagra Connect

The most commonly reported adverse reactions in clinical studies among patients treated with Viagra Connect were headache, flushing, indigestion, nasal congestion, dizziness, nausea, hot flush, and visual changes.

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):

  • headache 

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people): 

  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Stuffy nose
  • Dizziness
  • Facial flushing
  • Hot flush (a sudden feeling of heat in your upper body)
  • Colour tinge to vision, blurred vision, visual disturbance 

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):

  • Vomiting
  • Upper abdominal pain
  • Acid reflux (including heartburn)
  • Skin rash
  • Pain in the arms or legs
  • Nosebleed
  • Feeling hot
  • Feeling tired (fatigue)
  • Eye irritation
  • Bloodshot eyes/red eyes
  • Eye pain
  • Seeing flashes of light
  • Visual brightness
  • Light sensitivity
  • Watery eyes
  • Pounding heartbeat
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • High blood pressure
  • Low blood pressure (typical signs are dizziness, fainting, blurred vision, nausea and tiredness)
  • Muscle pain
  • Feeling sleepy
  • Reduced sense of touch
  • Vertigo
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dry mouth
  • Blocked or stuffy sinuses
  • Inflammation of the lining of the nose (can be experienced as runny nose, sneezing and stuffy nose)
  • Presence of blood in the urine 

Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):

  • Fainting
  • Dry nose
  • Swelling of the inside of the nose
  • Feeling irritable
  • Sudden decrease or loss of hearing
  • Sudden unexpected death caused by loss of heart function (sudden cardiac arrest)
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Chest pains (angina)
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Temporary decreased blood flow to parts of the brain
  • Feeling of tightening of the throat 
  • Numb mouth
  • Bleeding at the back of the eye
  • Double vision
  • Reduced sharpness of vision
  • Abnormal sensation in the eye
  • Swelling of the eye or eyelid
  • Small particles or spots in your vision
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Dilation of the pupil of the eye
  • Discolouration of the white of the eye
  • Penile bleeding
  • Presence of blood in semen

Treatment Options

Alternatives to medication to improve ED

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often multifactorial and there’s often some lifestyle factors that can be addressed to improve your erections. Stopping smoking and optimising your weight can sometimes have a dramatic effect on ED. Illicit drug use, particularly cannabis, can also contribute to erectile and other sexual problems. 

Anxiety, stress and relationship difficulties are often contributory. Spending time relaxing and communicating with your partner(s) can help alleviate some of these anxieties. If you feel stressed or depressed, counselling may help. 

Viagra vs. Viagra Connect

Viagra and Viagra Connect contains the same active ingredient, sildenafil. Viagra Connect can be purchased over the counter without a prescription however Viagra requires a prescription. Viagra Connect is only available at a dosage of 50mg so if you feel you need a lower or higher dose, speak to your doctor. Although it is prescription-free, you should ideally consult a doctor or pharmacist before purchasing Viagra Connect.

Viagra Connect vs. sildenafil

Viagra Connect and sildenafil both contain the active ingredient (sildenafil) and they work in exactly the same way. Viagra Connect is the brand name for sildenafil that’s available over the counter. Sildenafil is a generic drug.

Viagra Connect vs. other ED medications

Viagra is the most well-known and popular treatment for erectile dysfunction, and Viagra Connect is a prescription-free version. Alternatives to Viagra Connect include Cialis (tadalafil) and Levitra (vardenafil) which are also PDE-5 inhibitors that work by increasing blood flow to the penis in the event of sexual stimulation.

What if Viagra Connect doesn’t work for me?

It’s advised to try Viagra Connect on multiple different occasions over a few weeks to assess if it works for you, as often it doesn’t work the very first time you use it. If Viagra Connect does not work for you, speak to a doctor about alternative treatments for erectile dysfunction.

Q&A

Do I need to tell my doctor I’m taking Viagra Connect?

It’s advisable to discuss any erectile problems with your doctor. Erectile problems can be caused by an underlying health condition that may be easily treated. ED can also be the first sign of a serious underlying health condition such as diabetes or vascular disease. You should tell your doctor and schedule a health check-up as soon as possible when starting to use Viagra Connect.

Can I drink alcohol with Viagra Connect?

It’s recommended to avoid alcohol with Viagra Connect as alcohol can limit your ability to achieve or sustain an erection, and in this case, it’s difficult to tell if the Viagra Connect is working or not.

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