What is Viagra?

Viagra is a popular medication used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). It was the first ED medication on the market and is also the most well-known. 

The active ingredient in Viagra is sildenafil citrate. Sildenafil is a type of medication known as a PDE5 inhibitor. This means that it works by relaxing blood vessels in the penis, improving blood flow and enabling you to get an erection. 

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What is Kamagra?

Like Viagra, Kamagra also contains sildenafil citrate as the active ingredient. However, it is not licensed for use in the UK. Kamagra is produced in India and sold online to UK customers from illicit pharmacies without a prescription. This raises concerns due to a lack of safety information and the potential for dangerous counterfeit products.

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It is not legal to buy or sell Kamagra in the UK. In the UK, Kamagra is typically obtained from illicit websites that export Kamagra to the UK from India. Only medications approved by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) are approved for use in the UK. In addition, it is illegal to obtain prescription medications without a prescription. Most people who do buy Kamagra online in the UK do so without a prescription. 

Is Kamagra safe?

Kamagra is supposed to contain the same active ingredient as Viagra – sildenafil citrate. Genuine Kamagra is theoretically as safe as genuine Viagra, however, it can be hard to identify counterfeit Kamagra and it is usually purchased illegally online without a prescription – increasing the risk. 

You should never take prescription medications that are not prescribed for you. In the UK, Viagra is only available on prescription, with the exception of the 50mg tablet which can be purchased from a pharmacy as ‘Viagra Connect’. The safety profile of Viagra was comprehensively assessed before the decision was made to allow over-the-counter purchase. It is currently the only erectile dysfunction medication available over the counter in the UK. 

When prescribing a drug, the doctor will assess its suitability for you and should also highlight any relevant safety information. Doctors and registered online pharmacies like Simple Online Pharmacy, will only issue you a prescription for Viagra if they believe it is a suitable and safe treatment for you. Purchaisng Kamagra from an illicit website exposes you to the risk of being prescribed a medication that is unsuitable, or even dangerous. 

As Kamagra can only be purchased illegally in the UK, you should also be aware that unscrupulous companies may also have no qualms about selling you counterfeit Kamagra. Counterfeit Kamagra may contain varying amounts of the active ingredient, so it can be hard to know exactly how much you are taking. At best, this can produce inconsistent results, but at worst, it could be dangerous as you could overdose on the drug. Counterfeit products may also contain inactive ingredients which could be harmful. You are unlikely to be able to find out exactly which inactive ingredients are in a counterfeit drug, but you should be aware that they could be using toxic substances. 

You should also be aware that even if you are purchasing genuine Kamagra, it may be out-of-date and it may not have been stored correctly. This makes the effects of Kamagra unpredictable and potentially dangerous. 

What are the alternatives to Kamagra?

The main appeal of Kamagra is that it is viewed as a cheaper alternative to Viagra. Whilst the active ingredient should be the same (sildenafil citrate), there is a much higher chance of the drug being counterfeit or unsafe due to the sale of the drug through illicit websites. 

Therefore, if you want a cheaper alternative to Viagra, we recommend that you buy the generic version of Viagra – sildenafil. Sildenafil is available in the UK with a prescription. As it is an unbranded version, it is significantly cheaper than branded Viagra, but it doesn’t carry the same risks as illegally-obtained Kamagra.  

There are also a number of other similar drugs to Viagra, such as Levitra (vardenafil), Cialis (tadalafil) and Spedra. These are all available legally in the UK with a prescription. Each ED medication has its advantages and it can take a while to find out which medication works best for you. It is normal to try a few different ED treatments before deciding on your favourite. 

Cialis can be taken as a lower daily dose, which can allow you to get an erection without having to take a pill just beforehand. Spedra is the fastest-acting of all the ED medications and can produce an erection in just 15 minutes. Levitra is also available as a soluble tablet which can be helpful for people who have difficulty swallowing tablets. Cialis, Levitra and Spedra are all newer ED medications than Viagra and are thought to produce fewer side effects, which may make them more appealing to some men. 

It is also worth remembering that there are other non-pharmaceutical treatments for erectile dysfunction such as sex therapy and penis pumps. Sex therapy can be useful if your erectile dysfunction is related to stress or anxiety. Penis pumps can be an effective way to get an erection, but they can be cumbersome, so many men prefer a medication instead. If you purchase any medical device, such as a penis pump, it is important to buy it from a reputable source and to check the safety of the device before use. 

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