The question of selling viagra over-the-counter substitute has long been discussed by experts. Taking into account the numerous information about the safety of this drug, received in Israel and abroad, the commission recommended its over-the-counter leave. At the same time, responsibility for compliance with the terms of sale rests with pharmacists.
Over-the-counter viagra substitute medication will only be available to men over 35 who are not at risk A report from the Cleveland Clinic. Viagra will be dispensed in packages containing up to 100 mg of the active substance while taking no more than 50 mg per day. The patient will be interviewed directly at the pharmacy, respecting the buyer’s privacy. Full documentation and monitoring will be provided.
Similar rules governing the sale of Viagra and its analogues apply in Britain and New Zealand. The Israeli Ministry of Health is confident that the new rules will ensure the availability of Viagra in combination with the safety of the reception and reduce the risk of buying on the black market, which sells dangerous fakes.
The Committee for the Supervision of Drugs and Medical Products in the UK has re-qualified the famous drug for the treatment of Viagra erectile dysfunction from prescription drugs to free-access drug with an age limit of 18+.
This means that from this week on, all British pharmacies have the full right to sell Viagra without requiring a prescription. The supervisor explains the decision to change the prescription status of Viagra with a desire to strangle the counterfeit market and an illegal sale bypassing pharmacies.
According to statistics, only over the past five years in the UK have been confiscated Viagra, sold in violation of the rules or intended for sale on the black market, in the amount of 50 million pounds sterling.
A drug for treating erectile dysfunction in men can now be bought without a prescription.
Like almost all drugs, a new drug may have a side effect.
Sildenafil citrate is an inhibitor of type 5 phosphodiesterase (PDE-5), whose effect is expressed in that it (by blocking a certain enzyme) expands blood circulation in the pelvic organs and thus contributes to achieving erection.
The usual drug Viagra is sold in tablets of 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg (in blisters of 4-16 tablets). Over the counter viagra is available exclusively in a dosage of 50 mg (in blisters of 4-8 tablets), which is precisely the most optimal dose.
Who is recommended over the counter viagra
Viagra is a drug recommended for men with impotence.
It is not recommended for adolescents under the age of 18 (and they still will not be able to buy it in British pharmacies), but women will be able to purchase it for their partners.
It is also not recommended for men who, for health reasons, should not have sex, for example, those with serious cardiovascular diseases.
As a general rule: men who start to choke when performing simple physical exercises – for example, when climbing stairs – should not take the drug for erectile dysfunction.
How and where to buy over the counter viagra?
You will need to go to the pharmacist and ask you to give you the drug, while the pharmacist will have to ask a number of questions to make sure that it is not harmful for you to take it, and to answer your questions, if any.
To do this, it will be possible to retire to the consultation room, which are available in most pharmacies. A pack of 4 tablets will cost 19 pounds 99 pence (about 23 euros).
How effective is this drug?
In many cases, it helps to cope with erectile dysfunction, but not always and not at all.
Sildenafil citrate helps to dilate blood vessels, increase blood flow to the penis, and achieve an erection in response to sexual stimulation.
But it must be borne in mind that the drug itself may not cause an erection if there is no natural attraction to the partner.
Over the counter viagra can be taken without regard to food intake, but its effect may slow down if you have just eaten well and then took a pill.
This drug should be taken approximately one hour before sexual intercourse.
Do not combine Viagra with grapefruit or grapefruit juice, as this may interfere with the normal action of the drug.
It is recommended to take no more than 1 tablet of 50 mg per day.
If you have not had an erection for quite a long time, then you may need several attempts to achieve it even with Viagra. Taking a lot of alcohol can also make it difficult to achieve an erection.
What if an erection lasts too long?
There were rare cases when men taking this drug reported a painful or excessively long erection that lasted more than 4 hours. If this happens to you, consult a doctor immediately.
What could be a side effect?
Most common (may occur in more than 1 person out of 10):
Often (<1 out of 10 cases):
- blurred vision or cyanopsy (impaired color perception, in which a person begins to see everything in blue);
- nasal congestion;
Stop taking the drug and immediately seek medical attention if you have such serious side effects as:
- chest pain;
- sudden deterioration or complete loss of vision;
- allergic reaction (shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling of the lips, eyelids or the whole face);
- convulsions or loss of consciousness;
Interaction with other drugs
Patients taking antianginal drugs against stenocardia should not take Viagra.
The same applies to those who use stimulants (the so-called “poppers” such as amyl nitrite) for recreational purposes.
The concomitant use of Viagra with riociguat and the antiretroviral drug ritronavir for the treatment of HIV / AIDS is not recommended.
When buying over the counter viagra, list to the pharmacist all medications you take on a regular basis.
Sometimes erectile dysfunction can be a symptom of some disease, for example, cardiovascular or diabetes, so if the problem does not go away, then after six months of taking Viagra, you should consult a doctor.
Can I buy over the counter viagra on the Web?
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A drug purchased from an unlicensed seller may be counterfeit and, at best, ineffective, and at worst harm your health. Ask a doctor about trying Viagra today
Medically reviewed by Ashis Chawla
Written by Our Editorial Team
Last updated 6/18/2020