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Viagra is sometimes used for recreational rather than therapeutic purposes. If taken in this way, particularly in combination with non-prescribed drugs, there is an increased risk of significant side effects, some of which may be serious. Patient Information Leaflet Illustration of patient leaflet from medicine packet The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine and must be read before taking the medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. Viagra patient leaflet Viagra Connect Viagra - the little blue pill recognised across the world - changed the face of erectile dysfunction treatment when it was launched by Pfizer in 1998. With its relatively few side effects, ease of use and proven effectiveness, it is little wonder the drug has become so popular. Viagra Connect Viagra was under patent protection in the UK until June 2013, after which legal cheaper versions have been made available under its medical name sildenafil. In November 2017 the UKs medicines regulator, the MHRA, approved an application by Pfizer to reclassify its sildenafil 50mg to a 'P' medicine (available without prescription) which is sold as a new product called Viagra Connect. Alternative treatment Other oral ED drugs work in a similar way, with similar side effects. Viagra was the first drug in this class to become widely prescribed. The following oral tablet treatments for ED and are available to buy online in various strengths and pack sizes from Dr Fox after completing the same medical consultation: Sildenafil (generic Viagra) Cialis (tadalafil) Tadalafil (generic Cialis) Levitra (vardenafil) Vardenafil (generic Levitra) Spedra (avanafil) Other treatments for ED include topical applications, injections into the penis, surgical devices, penis pumps, and counselling. It's important to note that Viagra isn't always successful the first time you take it. It is recommended to try taking Viagra at least eight times before trying to a different erectile dysfunction treatment such as Cialis, Spedra or Levitra. You can also buy the generic and low cost version of Viagra in the form of Sildenafil, which has exactly the same active ingredient (sildenafil citrate), and has been available in the UK since the expiration of the original Viagra patent in 2013. There are a number of non-prescription alternatives for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction such as: Changes to diet (cutting down alcohol and fat consumption) Stopping Smoking Reducing Stress Counselling Vacuum Devices (Penis Pumps) As of April 2018, you can now also buy Viagra Connect from pharmacies in the UK. This an an over-the-counter version of Viagra 50mg tablets that is available from your pharmacist following a consultation, and can also be purchased online.

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01.01.2007

Herbal Viagra is a name given to a number of products, such as Horny Goat Weed, that are sold as an alternative to Viagra. However, no herbal treatments are currently recommended or licensed to treat erectile dysfunction, and these products can actually cause more harm than good. Read our doctors’ advice on whether you should try “natural alternatives” like herbal Viagra. Can I take Viagra with other erectile dysfunction medications? No, you should never combine Viagra with another ED medication. ED medications such as Viagra, Levita, and Cialis all work in the same way, so taking them together could cause serious side effects, or even cause an overdose. How often can I take Viagra? You should only take Viagra once per day, regardless of whether you’re taking a 25mg tablet or a 100mg tablet. This is because the dosage that your doctor has prescribed to you is the one they have recommended for you personally, and without a doctor’s assessment then it may not be safe for you to take more than that. In addition, some of these drugs last for many hours (or even days) in your bloodstream and so by taking more than one dose, the effects could build up in your system, leading to unexpected side effects. 100mg is the maximum amount of Viagra you can take safely in one day.

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03.01.2007

Do not take Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's if you are allergic to Sildenafil. Consult your doctor before taking Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's if you are taking medicines called nitrates which are used to treat angina or chest pain. Do not take Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's if you have/had heart attack or stroke or heart failure in past 6 months, have certain eye diseases, and loss of vision due to loss of blood flow to the optic (eye) nerve. You are advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's as it may cause dizziness and can affect vision. Tell your doctor if you have a deformed penis (Peyronie’s disease), or ever had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours before taking Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's. Safety Advice Safety Warning Alcohol Consult Your Doctor You are advised not to consume alcohol while taking Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's as it might temporarily impair your ability to get an erection. Safety Warning Pregnancy Consult Your Doctor Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's should not be used by women as it is used to treat impotence (erectile dysfunction) in men only. Safety Warning Breast Feeding Consult Your Doctor Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's should not be used by women as it is used to treat impotence (erectile dysfunction) in men only. Safety Warning Driving Consult Your Doctor Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's may cause dizziness and blurred vision, therefore you are advised to drive and operate machinery only if you are alert. Safety Warning Liver Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment/liver disease. Dose adjustment may be needed in such patients. Safety Warning Kidney Viagra 100 mg Tablet 1's should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment may be needed in such patients. What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Viagra. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking Viagra against the benefits they expect it will have for you. It should be used only under strict medical supervision. If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Keep this leaflet with the medicine. You may need to read it again. What Viagra is used for Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction, more commonly known as impotence, in men. This is when a man cannot get, or keep, a hard erect penis suitable for sexual activity. Viagra belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. It works by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis when you are sexually excited. This allows blood to flow into your penis, allowing you to get an erection in the natural way. Viagra will work only if you are sexually excited. Viagra will not increase your sex drive. Viagra is not for use in women. This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription. Before you take Viagra When you must not take it YOU MUST NOT TAKE VIAGRA IF YOU ARE TAKING NITRATES OR NITRITE MEDICATIONS. IT MAY LEAD TO A SEVERE DROP IN YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE, WHICH MAY BE DIFFICULT TO TREAT. BECAUSE SEXUAL ACTIVITY MAY PLACE A STRAIN ON YOUR HEART, YOUR DOCTOR WILL NEED TO CHECK WHETHER YOU ARE FIT ENOUGH TO TAKE VIAGRA. Do not take Viagra if you are being treated for angina (chest pain) or other heart conditions with medicines called nitrates.

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