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Buy Sildenafil Online in the UK
You can request to buy Sildenafil online in the UK, without a prescription, from our registered online pharmacy and doctor service. Sildenafil tablets are a treatment for erectile dysfunction in men.
As this medication requires a prescription, you will need to complete an online assessment. Once you have completed your order, our UK registered and trained GP's will review your assessment. If approved, a prescription will be issued which is passed on to our UK registered online pharmacy. The pharmacy team will dispense your order, and dispatch the medication to your chosen delivery address.
|What is it?||A treatment for erectile dyfunction in men|
|Dose||Take one Sildenafil tablet about one hour before sex. For optimum performance, take on an empty stomach. The effects of Sildenafil can last between 4-6 hours.|
|How does Sildenafil work||Increases blood flow to the penis when sexually aroused.|
|Effectiveness||Most men will notice a firmer and longer-lasting erection. Doctors often advise trying all erectile dysfunction medicines eight times before trying alternatives.|
|Side effects||Can include nasal congestion, headaches, facial flushing, slight vertigo, a pounding heartbeat and blurred vision.|
|Price||£3.75Starting from Branded Viagra costs are significantly higher.|
|Strengths||Available strengths are 25mg, 50mg and 100mg. 50mg is the typical starting dose.|
What Are Sildenafil Tablets?
Sildenafil is a drug used for erectile dysfunction in men. It is the generic form of the well-known drug, Viagra. The patent for Viagra expired in 2013, which allowed manufacturers other than Pfizer to make the medication. This, in turn, drove down the price of the active ingredient, Sildenafil. Sildenafil is a popular choice of treatment for erectile dysfunction, as medically there is no difference between Sildenafil and its branded alternative, yet Sildenafil is a much more affordable option.
You can also read more about Sildenafil, other ED treatments and condition information at the NHS Choices website.
The effectiveness of Sildenafil is proven in clincail trials against placebo. In men who suffered from erectile dysfunction, ~80% of those who took Sildenafil managed to achieve an erection, compared to around 17% of the group who were given water pills.
How it works
Sildenafil is from a class of drug called PDE inhibitors. Men who suffer from ED are unable to pump enough blood into the penis to achieve a hard enough erection. Sildenafil helps men achieve a harder and longer-lasting erection, by stimulating blood flow to the penis, resulting in longer and harder erections for men who struggle.
How to take Sildenafil
The typical starting dose for Sildenafil is ONE 50mg tablet 30 minutes before sexual activity. Most men will find this dose effective, however, if 50mg is too strong, you may wish to half the tablet the next time you are taking the medication. If successful, a 25mg tablet may be more suitable for your next prescription.
If the 50mg does not achieve the desired result, you should try the same dose 2-3 more times, to see if you can achieve a satisfactory erection. If this is not successful, you can increase your dosage to 100mg.
If a 100mg dose is also ineffective, speak to us about the next steps. It is advised to try it at least 5 times before giving up. However, Sildenafil should not be taken more than once in 24 hours.
If you have already used a few erectile pills without success, a face to face referral may be required.
If you have not yet tried one of the other ED medications, you may find that Tadalafil or Vardenafil is effective for you.
Patients will find different drugs more effective. This does not necessarily mean one drug is more effective than another. It can be that your body responds slightly differently to a particular medication.
|Sildenafil 25mg||Typically used for men who have found that 50mg is too strong.|
Usually, the recommended starting dosage.
Most men will find this delivers the desired response, and an erection sufficient for intercourse will be achieved.
Usually reserved for men who have not responded to the 50mg strength.
You shouldn't start treatment at 100mg, as this can potentially lead to an erection that lasts too long or becomes painful.
Further Reading: Sildenafil 50mg vs 100mg
Alpha-blockers and Sildenafil
If you are taking alpha-blocking medicines for high blood pressure or pulmonary arterial hypertension, such as tamsulosin or trazodone, you are advised to leave at least six hours between taking your alpha-blocker and Sildenafil.
Nitrates and Sildenafil
Sildenafil cannot be prescribed by our doctor if you are taking nicorandil or nitrate-based medication, such as GTN spray or isosorbide mononitrate tablets for angina, chest pain or heart problems. It is not recommended to take SIldenafil if you are at risk of a heart attack.
Side Effects of Sildenafil
With any medication you take, there is always a risk of side effects occurring. Some are more common than others, and often side effects may subside with the regular usage of the medicine. If the side effects do not subside, you should report them to us, or call your doctor.
Common Side Effects
- Runny/stuffed nose
- Upset stomach
- Red and/or warm skin
- Muscle pain / Back Pain
- Blurred vision
The side effects listed below are more serious, and you should stop taking Sildenafil, and report these to your doctor or pharmacist immediately;.
- An erection that will not go away (priapism). If you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, seek medical help immediately. Priapism can permanently damage your penis.
- Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes. Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes can be a sign of a serious eye problem called non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Stop taking Sildenafil and call your healthcare provider right away if you have sudden vision loss in one or both eyes..
- Sudden hearing decrease or hearing loss. Some people may also have ringing in their ears (tinnitus) or dizziness. If you experience these symptoms, stop taking Sildenafil and contact a doctor right away.
For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet.
Although Sildenafil provides the most affordable treatment, it may not always be best suited to your needs. Levitra (or Vardenafil) is the most suitable treatment for people who suffer from diabetes, while Cialis (or Tadalafil), provides a longer-lasting effect. There is also now an over the counter option of Sildenafil in the form of Viagra Connect. This contains Sildenafil 50mg.
Vitaros cream is another alternative to oral medications in treating erectile dysfunction. If you have difficulty swallowing tablets, Nipatra (chewable sildenafil), is available.
You can also look at counselling since some men suffer from erectile dysfunction as a result of nerves. If you think your ED is psychological, therapy may provide long term benefits if successful.
Comparisons of Sildenafil with other main ED medications are below.
As Sildenafil is a generic medication, there are multiple manufacturers of the same drug. This means you may see differences in packaging and even the colour of the tablet from prescription to prescription. All manufacturers must meet MHRA standards, and so you can be confident the medication you receive contains exactly the same amount of active ingredients as any other.
In rare instances, some patients may notice one manufacturer is more suitable for them. This can be due to other ingredients in the medication such as colouring, which they may be allergic to. If you have noticed a particular manufacturer is better for you, please e-mail us after placing your order requesting which manufacturer you would like. We will then do our best to accommodate your request, or offer a refund if this is not possible.
Manufacturers of Sildenafil tablets in the UK include Teva, Mylan, Accord, Actavis, Dr Reddys, Sandoz and Zentiva amongst others.
Many men request Sildenafil by Teva from our pharmacy. It's difficult to obtain scientific data to demonstrate that Teva Sildenafil is any more effective than any other manufacturer. Often, trends towards a particular manufacturer of a drug can be driven by online discussion forums and boards. All medication sourced by our pharmacy is from MHRA regulated wholesalers and manufacturers. There should be no medical difference between manufacturers in terms of effectiveness.
Accord Sildenafil is another well-searched manufacturer of Sildenafil. We can accommodate requests for this particular version of Sildenafil. Just drop us a message after you place an order requesting Accord Sildenafil, and our pharmacy team will aim to provide this manufacturer. If for any reason we are unable to source a particular manufacturer, we will give you the option of a refund, or to proceed with another manufacturer.
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Can you take Sildenafil for erectile dysfunction?
Yes. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra and is one of the most widely used drugs for erectile dysfunction.
What is Sildenafil?
Sildenafil is a drug used in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. It is the active ingredient in Viagra and is of the class of drugs known as PDE5 inhibitors.
How Does Sildenafil Work?
Sildenafil is a class of drug (like Cialis / Tadalafil) known as a PDE-5 inhibitor. When sexually stimulated, it helps maintain a relaxed muscle state and increases blood flow to the penis which helps facilitate an erection
How much is Sildenafil?
Sildenafil tablets can vary in price from genuine UK online pharmacies, from between £0.98 / Tablet, to £10.40 / tablet, depending on strength and quantity
What is the dosage of Sildenafil?
Usually, when starting to take Sildenafil, your doctor will recommend starting on a 50mg dose. This means you will take a 50mg tablet, around 30-60 minutes before sexual activity. The maximum dose is 100mg in a 24 hour period.
How long does it take Sildenafil to take effect?
Sildenafil takes around 30-60 minutes to take effect, and so should generally be taken around half an hour before sexual activity.
What is the difference between Sildenafil and Viagra
Sildenafil is the generic form of the better known branded drug Viagra. This means that both medications contain exactly the same active ingredient.
Is Viagra stronger than Sildenafil?
Medically, both Viagra and Sildenafil contain exactly the same amount of active ingredient, so you should not notice any difference in effect between the two medications
Can I take Sildenafil at the same time as other Erectile Dysfunction Medication?
No. Sildenafil and other ED medications all work in the same way. This means that taking them together can result in overdose and an increased incidence of side effects.
What strengths is Sildenafil available in?
Sildenafil is available as Sildenafil 25mg, 50mg or 100mg Tablets.
What dose of Sildenafil should I start with?
If taking Sildenafil for the first time, the recommended dose is 50mg, 30-60minutes before sexual activity. The dose can then be increased or decreased according to the response.
How long does Sildenafil last?
The effects of Sildenafil may be noticeable for up to 4 hours after taking your dose.
What is Sildenafil TEVA?
TEVA Sildenafil is simply a specific manufacturer of Sildenafil. Please contact us if you require a specific manufacturer of Sildenafil.
What is in Sildenafil?
The full name of the active ingredient is Sildenafil Citrate
What strengths does Sildenafil come in?
Sildenafil comes in three different strengths. Sildenafil 100mg is the strongest, and there are also 25mg and Sildenafil 50mg strengths available. Detailed information can be found in our article "Comparing Sildenafil Strengths".
Can women take Sildenafil?
No. Sildenafil and Viagra are licensed treatments for men. Women cannot take this treatment.
Can I buy Sildenafil online?
Yes. You can buy Sildenafil online in the UK, from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service.
Is it legal to buy Sildenafil online?
Yes. You can safely buy Sildenafil in the UK after completing our online doctor assessment. A legal prescription is issued to our pharmacy if your order is approved. We are regulated by the MHRA and GPHC.
How long can the average man maintain an erection?
This amount of time an erection can be maintained can vary on factors such as sildenafil use and time until ejaculation. For a majority of men, erections will last anywhere from 3 to 30 minutes. For an in-depth look at this topic, you can read 'How long can the average man stay erect?'.
What is better, Sildenafil or Tadalafil?
The main difference between Sildenafil and Tadalafil is that Tadalafil is longer acting, so you may notice the effects for longer.
What is cheaper, Sildenafil or Tadalafil?
Sildenafil is slightly cheaper than Tadalafil currently, but prices are coming down for Tadalafil, as it was only recently made available in the UK
Is chewable Sildenafil available?
Chewable Sildenafil, also known as Bluechew in the USA, is available as Nipatra in the UK.
Why is your Sildenafil so cheap?
We try to keep our prices as low as possible and constantly check prices to pass savings to you.
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Some of the most commonly asked questions we receive about Viagra and other ED treatments are discussed below
Is ED a natural part of the ageing process?
ED is more common in men over the age of 40. This is because conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity are more prevalent. All of these conditions can be a cause of ED, hence dysfunction can be more prevalent as we age.
Can I take Viagra if I have diabetes or cardiovascular diseases?
It isn't a problem to take Viagra, or other ED treatments if you are suffering from diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases. Levitra is generally the best choice of treatment for diabetics. You always need to check that you’re not on any medicines that can interact with Viagra. When you fill in our online assessment, we can check any medicines you are on are safe with your chosen treatment. Please be sure to answer questions fully and honestly.
Can being tired cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes. When you're tired, both your libido and ability to get or maintain an erection can be affected. The same goes for a lack of fitness.
Can alcohol and drugs cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes - alcohol and drug consumption can increase your chances of experiencing erectile dysfunction.
Can too much masturbation cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Yes - If you’re masturbating several times in a short period of time, then you can experience problems getting an erection.
Can a lot of cycling cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes, excessive cycling can cause erectile dysfunction, particularly if the seat is uncomfortable and applies pressure to the testicles. This is due to pressure on the nerves at the base of the penis. The same can occur if excessively tight clothing is worn for long periods of time, day after day.
How can I overcome erectile dysfunction?
There can be several factors which contribute to erectile dysfunction, which you should consider, such a drug or health induced erectile dysfunction. If you can identify a cause, then eliminating this cause, will reduce the need for medication.
If your dysfunction is persistent, and you have been unable to identify a cause, you can be prescribed prescription medications, such as Viagra or Cialis, to help overcome erectile dysfunction.
Which Erectile Dysfunction Drug Is Best?
Erectile dysfunction drugs have different properties, although all work in the same way. Different people may respond to one type of drug more than another. If cost is a consideration, Sildenafil and Tadalafil are the cheapest, and are the ingredients found in the well known drugs, Viagra and Cialis.
What vitamins are good for erectile dysfunction?
Although there is not as much evidence for user as the main erectile dysfunction drugs, the following vitamins have been thought good to assist men suffering from erectile dysfunction
- Vitamin C - a role in blood flow, which may help erections
- Vitamin E - a role in production of testosterone, may assist with erectile dysfunction
- B - Complex - a role in blood flow, which may help improve erectile function.
Can erectile dysfunction be reversed?
Whether erectile dysfunction is reversable, may depend on the cause. For some underlying health issues, it may be difficult, however analysing lifestyle, may play a big role in whether you can reverse your erectile dysfunction. You can read more information about a recent study done at Adelaide University, on the role of lifestyle factors in erectile dysfunction.
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|Duration of Action||4-6 hours||4-6 hours||24-36 hours||24-36 hours||4-6 hours||4-6 hours||4-6 hours|
|Unique Feature||Same active ingredient as Viagra||Most well known||Same active ingredient as Cialis||Longest Acting||Used for diabetics||Used for diabetics||Quickest Acting|
|Price Per Tablet||From 78p||From £4.84||From 67p||From £2.26||From £2.74||From £2.97||From £2.97|
Before taking Sildenafil or any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet.
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