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Viagra Connect Info

What is Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect is the first medicine to be licensed over the counter to treat erectile dysfunction. Viagra Connect is available in only 50mg and is identical to Viagra 50mg, which has been used by millions of men across the world since 1998. Viagra Connect contains the active ingredient sildenafil which belongs to a class of drugs known as PDE-5 (Phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitors. Viagra Connect and the other PDE-5 inhibitors can help men with erectile dysfunction (male impotence) by enhancing the erectile response when a man is sexually stimulated.

What is Sildenafil?

Sildenafil citrate is the generic version of the Viagra Connect.

Sildenafil is an effective, modern medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). When you take Sildenafil you may be able to:
Improve your ability to get and maintain an erection
Be more confident in your ability to get and maintain an erection
Be satisfied with the hardness of your erections

What is the difference between Viagra Connect and Sildenafil?

Sildenafil citrate is the active ingredient in Viagra Connect and is available in a generic, unbranded tablet. Sildenafil and Viagra Connect are medically equivalent but Sildenafil is available at a much lower cost.

Generic medicines contain the same active ingredient and are equally effective and medically equivalent as the branded products but are available at a lower price. Generic manufacturers have to demonstrate that they are medically identical to the branded product - i.e. they offer the same quality, strength, stability and effectiveness.

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How To Take

You should take Viagra Connect (Sildenafil) about one hour before you plan to have sex. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water.

Viagra Connect (Sildenafil) can be taken with or without food. However, you may find that Viagra Connect (Sildenafil) takes longer to start working if you take it with a heavy meal.

How does Viagra Connect work?

Viagra Connect belongs to a class of medication known as PDE5 inhibitors. In the presence of sexual stimulation, PDE5 inhibitors such as Viagra Connect relax smooth muscle and increase blood flow to the penis, helping to restore impaired erectile function.

How long does Viagra Connect Last?

Viagra Connect will stay in the body on average 4 hours after dosing. For some men it may remain as long as 5 hours, or a few as 3 hours.

Side Effects of Viagra Connect

Viagra Connect is generally well tolerated and the active ingredient sildenafil has been used by millions of men across the world. The most common side effects include headache, flushing, indigestion, nasal congestion, dizziness, nausea, hot flush and visual disturbances. These common side effects are all transient in nature and should not last more than a few hours. Studies have not shown any effect on sperm motility or morphology.

Find out more: Side Effects of Viagra

How Long Does Viagra Connect Take To Work?

When taken on an empty stomach, Viagra Connect is absorbed relatively rapidly and it will usually work within 30-60 minutes, although it may take up to 120 minutes in a small percentage of men. Taking Viagra Connect with food will decrease the rate of absorption and can significantly increase the time taken for Viagra Connect to work.

Can you buy Viagra Connect over the counter?

In the UK, Viagra Connect is an over the counter medicien and can be sold without prescription.

Is Viagra Connect safe?

Viagra Connect is registered and licensed for use in the UK and EU and can be safely taken by the majority of men with erectile dysfunction. Viagra was patented by Pfizer in 1996 and released onto the market a couple of years later. As a result, it has been safely used by millions of men around the world who have erectile dysfunction.

Viagra Connect and Alcohol

Clinical trials of healthy men taking Sildenafil 50mg did not show further decreases in blood pressure when taken with moderate amounts of alcohol. However, alcohol by itself has the ability to increase erection difficulties.

Alternatives to Viagra Connect

Clinical trials have shown that for 84% of men Viagra Connect helped to improve their erections. For those who find Viagra Connect less effective than hoped, or for whom planned dosing is difficult, there are other PDE5 inhibitors available in tablet form. These medications include Cialis (Tadalafil), Levitra (Verdenafil) and Spedra (Avanafil). These three medications have a slightly faster onset of action than Viagra Connect. Cialis also has a daily tablet for those engaging in sexual activity at least three times each week.

Best time to take Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect should be taken approximately 30-60 minutes before intended sexual activity and on an empty stomach. Only 1 tablet should be taken in each 24 hour period.

Side Effects

Side Effects From Using Viagra Connect

Viagra Connect has been used by millions of men worldwide for over a decade and has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. For the majority of users no side effects are experienced. However, some men may experience mild side effects and less than 1% will experience serious side effects.

Very Common Side Effects (affects more than 10% of the population)

  • Headache

Common Side Effects (affects between Than 1-10% of the population)

  • Dizziness
  • Blurry Vision / Visual Disturbances
  • Hot flushes
  • Blocked nose
  • Nausea/Indigestion

Alternatives

Alternatives to Viagra Connect

Counselling

For many men suffering from erectile dysfunction the primary cause may be related to psychological issues and not physical ones.

In these cases, counselling can prove to be a very effective form of treatment. Talking with a mental health professional will help to address issues of stress, anxiety or depression, which can all contribute to erectile dysfunction. For further information contact your GP.

Other ED Medications

We offer a range of ED medications. Visit our full range here.

Information Leaflet

Patient Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. View patient information leaflet.

Authored 22 April 2014 by Dr Clare Morrison Reviewed 31 January 2019 by Liyya Patel, Siobhan Titre Last updated 11 November 2018

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