What is Kamagra and Is It Safe?

We are often asked if our doctors can prescribe Kamagra, or if our pharmacy stocks Kamagra jelly. So, to help our patients understand what Kamagra is and if you can buy it in the UK, we’re writing this article to answer the following;

  • What Is Kamagra?
  • Is it legal?
  • What is Kamagra Oral Jelly?
  • Is It Available in the UK?
  • Where Can You Buy Kamagra?
  • How does Kamagra compare to Viagra?

What Is It?

The first question to address is what exactly is Kamagra? Well, Kamagra tablets are a medication which is manufactured in India and sold online to treat Erectile Dysfunction. The drug is manufactured by a company called Ajanta Pharma. It claims to contain the active ingredient, Sildenafil citrate, which is the same active ingredient as Viagra, the well known ED treatment. 

This works by improving blood flow to the blood vessels in the penis in the presence of sexual stimulation. This increased blood flow helps get and maintain an erection required for sex.

Kamagra is not sold in the UK and is NOT legal in the UK or anywhere in Europe. This is because it does not have a license in the EU as a medical treatment. The licensing process exists to make sure that all medications available to patients in Europe are safe and contain the active ingredients they claim to have. While Kamagra may be bought online from a number of sites, you will discover that none of these sites are EU or UK regulated online pharmacies.  

This means that they do not adhere to the standards set out by local pharmaceutical bodies or the MHRA. By purchasing from these sites, while they may be cheaper, you can’t guarantee that what you are buying, is what you are getting. So it’s potentially dangerous to buy medication from sites which are not registered pharmacies. Read our post on how to determine if an online pharmacy is safe before buying any medication online. 

The drug is also not approved for use in the US.

What Is Kamagra Oral Jelly?

Kamagra Oral Jelly is simply the same ingredient but in a jelly-like form. Again, it must be stressed that this is not a licensed medication in the EU and not legal to be supplied. The legal route to obtain Sildenafil in the UK is by obtaining a prescription for Viagra, or the generic version, Sildenafil. It is also possible to purchase the over the counter version, Viagra Connect

Is Kamagra Available in the UK?

Kamagra is not available in the UK. As mentioned previously, Kamagra is not licensed for use in the UK or Europe. This means a pharmacy can not legally obtain and issue this medication and a doctor is unable to prescribe it. It is not worth the risk of purchasing medications abroad when it is not possible to determine either the authenticity or make-up of the medication.

Where can you buy Kamagra?

Kamagra is manufactured in India and there are many sites online which claim to sell it. We can not advise that you should ever buy Kamagra however, for the reasons set out above. 

It’s difficult to determine if a site is legitimate, if you will receive your item or if the item you receive will be safe for use. Speak to your GP about treatment for erectile dysfunction instead, or visit our online doctor service. 

How Does Kamagra Compare to Viagra?

Kamagra vs Viagra

It is difficult to make a comparison on the effectiveness of these medications since there are no reliable clinical studies which compare Kamagra and assess the safety of the medication or its actual ingredients. While Kamagra claims to contain the same ingredient and it’s used for the same condition (Erectile Dysfunction), similarities beyond that are hard to determine.

It is possible to say that Kamagra is not a legal medication in the EU, while Viagra is a licensed and legally obtainable on prescription. 

In Summary

While often recommended in internet forums and elsewhere online, Kamagra is not a legal drug in the EU or the US. While it purportedly contains Sildenafil, it is difficult to guarantee the authenticity of the medication or it’s ingredients when purchased from overseas pharmacy sites. The risk of unexpected side effects can increase when using medications which may not contain the correct amount or even the ingredient they claim to contain.

If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, speak to your GP or pharmacist, or carry out an online consultation to help assess if you would be suitable for treatment with Sildenafil / Viagra.