Kamagra: The Truth About The Unlicensed ED Tablet

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Treating erectile dysfunction online has been popular since the first online pharmacies launched in the early 2000s.

Well-known ED treatments, such as Viagra and Cialis, have been ever-present for some time, but in recent years, Kamagra has made a name for itself online as a possible treatment for ED (erectile dysfunction).

However, for most people, Kamagra remains an unknown. Is Kamagra safe? Should you buy it online? And is Kamagra legal in the UK?

As with any new medicine, including ED treatments, it’s a good idea to find out more before you start taking anything. That’s why we’ve created this article — to give you all the answers you need to make an informed choice on this ED treatment. Read on to find out more about Kamagra.

What is Kamagra?

Kamagra is a branded erectile dysfunction treatment that contains sildenafil citrate.Sildenafil citrate is the same active ingredient contained in the well-known “blue pill”, Viagra. Kamagra is produced by manufacturers in India and is marketed directly to the public in the UK as a cheap alternative to Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra.

Kamagra is available as a number of coloured tablets, effervescent tablets, and flavoured jellies like this:

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It is produced by Ajanta Pharma in India and is unlicensed to be used in the UK and Europe.

While Kamagra was up until recently one of the most widely searched-for ED treatments, interest has in fact declined over time (as you can see in the Google Trends graph below). This may be due to other, safer and legal ED treatments becoming more accessible. These days, there is a wide variety of effective, safe and reasonably-priced treatments available thanks to online pharmacies.

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How does Kamagra work?

Normally, when a man becomes aroused, there is increased blood flow to his penis, allowing him to achieve an erection. With erectile dysfunction, the blood vessels can become narrowed, reducing blood flow to the penis, making it harder to gain a healthy erection.

Sildenafil citrate relaxes the blood vessels that supply the penis, allowing more blood to flow to the penis, making it easier to get a satisfactory erection.

Kamagra supposedly contains sildenafil; however, as the manufacturing of Kamagra is not regulated, this cannot be tested or verified.

Is Kamagra safe?

Kamagra is an unlicensed ED treatment that is made in India. It has not been approved for use in the UK or Europe, meaning that there is no regulatory oversight of Kamagra production to ensure that it meets the required standards for medicines in the UK.

There are no guarantees that Kamagra even contains the active ingredients that it claims it does, and the other ingredients used to make the product are often unknown.

When you are unsure of the ingredients of a medicine it leaves you open to a number of risks, including:

  • The stated ingredients are missing and the treatment is ineffective
  • It contains much more of the active ingredient than stated and is dangerous
  • It uses ‘filler substances’ that you may be allergic to, or are unfit for human consumption.

We have all heard news stories about people harming themselves by buying unlicensed medicines or supplements from unregulated websites. The question is: knowing that Kamagra has not been approved for use in the UK, and taking into account the abundance of bad reviews online – is it worth the risk?

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Is Kamagra legal in the UK?

Kamagra claims to contain sildenafil citrate, a prescription-only medicine in the UK.

Kamagra has not been approved by the MHRA, therefore it is not legal for use as a medicine in the United Kingdom.

It cannot be prescribed by a doctor because it has not been approved for use or been regulated.

There have been a number of high profile raids and seizures of counterfeit medicines in recent years as the MHRA has cracked down on fake medicines. Many of these arrests have involved Kamagra tablets and resulted in long prison sentences for those selling them.

How do I buy Kamagra?

Kamagra can only be bought online as it is not legal in the UK or Europe. It is not offered by legitimate online pharmacies as it is neither safe nor legal to supply.

Instead, it is often sold by unregulated websites based abroad. This means that Kamagra customers are not properly screened to ensure the treatment will be safe and effective for them; patients are often left with little to no information or support about the treatment they receive.

If you buy Kamagra online from a website, there are many potential negative consequences: from credit card fraud to serious medical emergencies. As the websites that provide Kamagra are largely unregulated, there is little guidance on how they store and use your personal details, including your credit card information, which is another additional risk.

These sites are not run by healthcare professionals — any information you receive may be inaccurate as the sellers do not have the necessary knowledge or qualifications to help you.

To help you ensure that you're buying treatment from a reputable source, read our posts 'How to Spot a Genuine Online Pharmacy' and 'How to Buy Medicine Online Safely'.

Why is Kamagra available in different forms to Viagra?

Kamagra is available in a number of different forms — coloured tablets, effervescent tablets, and jellies. These are produced as a novelty to attract people to use them instead of safer, regulated alternatives such as Viagra and generic Sildenafil.

When medicines like Viagra are approved in the UK, they must prove that they contain the exact amount of active ingredient that they say they do, and that the medicine will in fact have the desired effect on the body. The drug’s effect is entirely dependent on it being released properly into your body from the dose that you take. Sildenafil (Viagra) has proven to be effective in tablet form, but this does not necessarily mean that it will deliver a safe dose as an effervescent tablet or jelly.

Are there other unlicensed ED treatments like Kamagra?

Yes — although Kamagra is the most well-known brand of unlicensed Viagra, there are many other treatments available online that claim to have the same active ingredient. These include:

  • Eriacta
  • Lovegra
  • Silagra
  • Caverta
  • Valif
  • Aurogra
  • Penegra
  • Suhagra

All of the above treatments claim to contain sildenafil, although this cannot be confirmed as their production is not subject to regulation.

What is Super Kamagra?

Super Kamagra is another unlicensed treatment available that contains both the erectile dysfunction treatment sildenafil and dapoxetine — a drug to treat premature ejaculation.

Super Kamagra is based on a combination of the licensed medicines Viagra and Priligy. This is an unsafe combination that is not advised to be taken together as each drug can cause a drop in blood pressure that can combine to lead to dizziness, fainting, and falls.

For most men that suffer from both erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, ED treatments such as Viagra or Cialis will normally improve PE as well. For this reason, it is unnecessary to risk your health by taking an unlicensed combination treatment like Super Kamagra.

What is the difference between Kamagra & other ED treatments?

Kamagra claims to contain sildenafil 100mg, the same dosage as the higher strength of Viagra and genuine generic Sildenafil tablets. Sildenafil belongs to the same family of drugs as those found in other well-known ED treatments such as Cialis, Levitra, and Spedra.

The main difference between Kamagra and the other ED tablets is in the manufacturing and licensing. Kamagra is not a licensed treatment, therefore you cannot be sure that it contains the ingredients that it states, or be certain which chemicals the manufacturer has used to make the product.

Licensed products like Viagra and Cialis have to comply with strict guidelines throughout the manufacturing, storage, and supply process, as well as undergoing strict clinical trials to prove their safety. These strict regulations allow you to have confidence that a licensed medicine contains exactly what it says it does, and that it has been proven to be both safe and effective in humans.

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Are there alternatives to Kamagra?

Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives to Kamagra that are perfectly safe and legal.

As mentioned above, there are many ED treatments that have been approved for use in the UK that contain Sildenafil or a similar drug, such as Tadalafil. They include:

With the recent rise in legitimate online pharmacies, access to genuine medicines has never been easier for people who don’t have the time to see their doctor, or are embarrassed to discuss their problem face-to-face.

Medicines such as Sildenafil, Viagra, and Cialis can be easily bought online by completing a short medical questionnaire to allow a doctor or qualified pharmacist to ensure the treatment will be safe and effective for you. They can then produce a valid prescription for the associated pharmacy to be able to dispense you with a genuine, licensed ED treatment.

How much cheaper is Kamagra than genuine ED tablets?

Kamagra isn’t necessarily much cheaper than genuine ED tablets — and certainly not enough to make the risk worthwhile!

Unlicensed Viagra, such as Kamagra, can typically be bought online from around £1.50 - £3.00 per tablet/jelly, depending on the specific brand, quantity that you buy, and the website that you purchase from.

Branded Viagra is a more expensive treatment, ranging from around £5.00 - £10.00 per tablet, again depending on a number of factors including strength and quantity purchased.

There is, however, a far more cost-effective way to get genuine Sildenafil tablets.

Now that the patent on Viagra has expired, it allows regulated manufacturers to produce the tablets at a much lower cost whilst meeting all the same safety and quality requirements associated with the more expensive Viagra tablets. These are known as ‘generic’ treatments, and a number of them have been approved for use in the UK.

Generic Sildenafil tablets can be purchased safely online from £2.00 - £4.00 per tablet. This means that you can get the peace of mind of buying a genuine, approved medicine at prices comparable to the unsafe alternatives.

You can buy Generic Sildenafil tablets here at The Independent Pharmacy. All you need to do to start is fill in a few questions on our online consultation form — once you do, our team will be able to approve your order and get them dispatched to you discreetly as quickly as the next day.

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