Viagra is the most popular choice for treating erectile dysfunction, with millions of men taking the medication all over the world. It’s safe, effective, and reliable.

If you’re considering buying Viagra, though, there are some questions you’ll need to answer. “Where can I get Viagra?” is surely the first thing you’ll ponder. Can you buy Viagra over the counter? Is generic viagra as good as genuine Viagra?

These things matter because you must ensure that your medication is effective and safe. There are unregistered and unregulated sellers out there offering ED medication that can be useless or even harmful. Buying from those dangerous sellers could jeopardise your health.

In this post, we explain where you can buy Viagra safely, covering how you can find and purchase the different varieties. Read on for the information you need.

Where to buy Viagra over the counter (without a prescription)

Viagra Connect Tablets
Viagra Connect Tablets
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Viagra Connect is the only over the counter medication you can get in the UK to treat erectile dysfunction.

You can buy Viagra Connect online from a registered pharmacy without the need for a prescription. All you have to do is complete a quick online consultation so the pharmacist can ensure it’s an appropriate treatment for you.

Once you’ve completed your consultation, you’ll be sent your Viagra Connect order in the post.

You can also purchase Viagra Connect from most bricks and mortar pharmacies. The pharmacist will ask you similar questions to those you’ll get during your online consultation to ensure its suitability.

Key features of Viagra Connect

  • Works within 30 to 60 minutes
  • Lasts for about 4 hours
  • Is easily available from online or high street pharmacies

Why is Viagra Connect a good option?

Viagra Connect contains the same active ingredient as branded Viagra (sildenafil citrate) and works in an identical way.

The main difference between Viagra Connect and branded Viagra is the former can be bought over the counter while the latter needs a prescription that’s signed off by a doctor or prescribing pharmacist.

This means Viagra Connect is a good option if you want an erectile dysfunction medication that’s quick, safe, effective and available to buy without a prescription.

Where to buy branded Viagra (with a prescription)

Viagra Tablets
Viagra Tablets
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Viagra is the most well-known erectile dysfunction treatment you can purchase, with millions of people all over the world taking the medication.

You can buy branded Viagra from an online pharmacy. You need to complete a consultation with a registered medical professional so they can assess if it’s safe for them to prescribe you Viagra.

Once you have your prescription, you can buy Viagra online and have it posted to you.

You can also get a prescription for branded Viagra from your GP. After you’ve received your prescription, you’ll then be able to purchase your erectile dysfunction treatment either online or from a high street pharmacy.

Key features of branded Viagra

  • Works within 30 to 60 minutes
  • Lasts for around 4 hours

Why is branded Viagra a good option?

People have been taking branded Viagra since 1998 when it was approved for use in the United States and European Union. It’s a safe and reliable ED treatment.

Viagra works by helping to increase blood flow to the penis. This makes it easier for you to achieve and sustain an erection.

This means Viagra is a good option if you want a proven ED medication that’s made by one of the most well-known pharmaceutical companies (namely Pfizer).

Where to buy generic Viagra (with a prescription)

Sildenafil Tablets (Generic Viagra)
Sildenafil Tablets (Generic Viagra)
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This generic version of viagra is often known and sold as Sildenafil, and you can buy it online from a registered pharmacy. You need to complete an online consultation so the pharmacist can determine if it’s safe for you to take the treatment.

You can also get a prescription for generic viagra from your GP. Once you have a prescription for Sildenafil, you can order your medication online or get it from your local pharmacy.

Key features of generic Viagra

  • Works in 30 to 60 minutes
  • Lasts for around 4 hours
  • Can be significantly cheaper than branded medicines

Why is generic Viagra a good option?

Generic viagra (Sildenafil) treats ED in the same way as the branded option and is just as effective. It takes the same amount of time to work as branded Viagra and lasts just as long.

The only difference between branded Viagra and generic viagra is that the latter is cheaper.

This means that Sildenafil is a good option if you want an ED treatment that’s as effective as Viagra but costs a little less.

What other types of erectile dysfunction treatment can I take?

Erectile dysfunction is a common condition that affects millions of men all over the world. There are many effective treatments for ED, with Viagra simply being the best-known medication you can take.

But pharmaceutical treatments aren’t the only options for tackling erectile dysfunction. There are plenty of popular herbal remedies and supplements that people take for ED.

These are some of the main supplements and herbal remedies people use to treat ED:

  • Horny goat weed: the leaves of this herb are taken to help ED.
  • Yohimbe: this bark extract is thought to widen blood vessels.
  • L-arginine: this amino acid helps to expand blood vessels.
  • Ginseng: this plant root is believed to improve blood flow.
  • DHEA:this natural hormone is thought to help tackle ED.
  • Maca: this root vegetable is believed to help counter ED.
  • Ginkgo: this tree extract is said to increase blood flow.

Each of these herbal remedies and supplements will have unique side effects and a distinct level of effectiveness. You should speak to a doctor or pharmacist before using such a treatment so you can get medical advice on whether it’s right for you.

Why you should buy Viagra online from a registered pharmacy

You should always buy Viagra (or one of its alternatives) from a registered pharmacist or doctor — whether that’s a local pharmacy or an online pharmacy or doctor service.

These individuals and organisations are regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The GMC ensures that medical professionals have up-to-date training and abide by the standards needed to keep people safe.

If you order Viagra or another ED treatment from an unregistered doctor or pharmacist, you could be purchasing dangerous medication with the potential to cause you serious harm. This is true of both viagra without a prescription and medication that needs to be prescribed.

There are countless risks when buying medicine online, so we’ve created a handy guide to assist you to spot a genuine online pharmacy.

The Independent Pharmacy is a registered pharmacy. You can be sure when you buy Viagra (or any other medication) from us that you’re buying safe treatment.

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