What is Kamagra?
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.
How Does it Work?
Kamagra, like Sildenafil, works by improving blood flow to the penis in the presence of sexual stimulation. This increased blood flow helps get and maintain an erection required for sex. Our UK doctors can prescribe safe and legal ED medicines online.
Is Kamagra legal?
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. For a product to be a legal medical product in the UK, it needs to have a product licence from the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Even though it is marketed as an alternative to Viagra, Kamagra does not have a product licence.
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 a number of sites market Kamagra directly, 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.
Is Kamagra safe?
The licensing process exists to ensure that the medicines we take are safe and contain the exact ingredients they should. Because Kamagra is an unlicensed product, there is no way to know for certain what you are taking when you take Kamagra. This means that taking it is risky and potentially dangerous.
It is illegal to sell Kamagra in the UK, so any website claiming to sell Kamagra is not operating as a UK registered pharmacy. You can search the General Pharmaceutical Council website to see if an online pharmacy is legitimate. It is illegal to buy Kamagra in the UK and you risk buying counterfeit medicines that can be dangerous.
What is in Kamagra?
The websites that sell Kamagra claim that it contains the active ingredient sildenafil citrate. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra and it works by increasing blood flow to the blood vessels in the penis. This helps men to get and maintain an erection when aroused. Sildenafil can also be used to treat high blood pressure in the lungs.
Kamagra claims to contain sildenafil but because it’s unregulated and unlicensed we can’t know for certain what the oral jelly or tablets contain. This means we don’t know whether it will be effective for ED. More importantly, we don’t know whether it will be safe to take.
What is Kamagra Oral Jelly?
Kamagra jelly is simply the same ingredient but in a jelly-like form. It is sometimes known as Viagra jelly or Kamagra gel. Again, it must be stressed that Kamagra oral jelly in the UK is not a licensed medication 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. You should be cautious of any website selling Kamagra jelly in the UK because it is not legal to do so.
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?
It is difficult to make a comparison of the effectiveness of these medications since there are no reliable clinical studies that 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 licensed and legally obtainable on prescription.
Sildenafil is the drug that Kamagra claims to contain. Sildenafil is a fully licensed medicine in the UK and can be ordered safely online from certain registered online pharmacies and online doctor services.
Common side effects of sildenafil include a stuffy nose, headaches, dizziness, and hot flushes. You can read the patient information leaflet for sildenafil for further information, or see our sildenafil page.
Are there safe and legal alternatives?
Several legal and licensed medicines are available in the UK to treat erectile dysfunction. This includes well-known medicines like Viagra, Sildenafil, Cialis and Tadalafil. Other medicines used to treat ED include Spedra, Levitra, Vardenafil and Vitaros cream.
All of these medicines are legal and licensed in the UK. However, most are only available on prescription by a doctor. You can request to order prescription ED treatment from our online ED clinic. Our online pharmacy and doctor service is fully registered and our UK doctors can prescribe treatments after you complete a short assessment form.
Viagra Connect is another option if you want to buy ED treatment over the counter. You can buy Viagra Connect at pharmacies after having a consultation with a pharmacist. The active ingredient is sildenafil but it is only available as the 50mg strength.
When requesting or buying any of these medicines you should still check that the website is a fully registered UK online pharmacy and doctor service. By doing so, you can be confident that what you are buying is safe, legal, and fully regulated.
|What is Kamagra?||A medication to treat Erectile Dysfunction|
|Manufacturer||Ajanta Pharma (India)|
|Active ingredient||Sildenafil citrate (same as Viagra)|
|Legal status||Not legal in the UK or Europe, nor approved for use in the US|
|Safety||Unlicensed and unregulated, potential risk of taking counterfeit or dangerous medication|
|Kamagra Oral Jelly||Jelly-like form of Kamagra, not legal in the UK or Europe|
|Availability||Not available in the UK, can be purchased online from unregulated websites|
|Comparison to Viagra||Contains the same active ingredient as Viagra but is not licensed or regulated|
|Safe and legal alternatives||Prescription medications like Viagra or Sildenafil, or over the counter medication like Viagra Connect|
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 that 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.
Content Reviewed: 17/03/21
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