Erectile dysfunction

Kamagra: Should You Trust the Oral Jelly?

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Medically approved by Dr Earim Chaudry
Chief Medical Officer
iconLast updated 22nd November 2021
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Kamagra Oral Jelly is an unregulated Indian erectile dysfunction treatment, which is illegal to buy or sell in the UK and Europe. Taking it could pose a serious health risk. Thankfully, there are plenty of safe, affordable and effective alternatives to Viagra which you can buy discreetly.

Kamagra: The Key Information

If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), you are not alone. Despite millions of men being in the same position, there can be a stigma around admitting the issue and seeking professional advice. Therefore, finding an easy and discreet way to solve the problem has always been tempting. Searching for Erectile Dysfunction remedies online is often the first step for many men to take when deciding to tackle their problem – and this can be when Kamagra first enters the scene.

We understand that talking to a GP about a personal issue like ED can be overwhelming, embarrassing, seen as a sign of defeat, or simply just too difficult. That’s why we’re here to help. But unfortunately, the widespread reluctance to seek proper medical advice means many unregulated and illegal drugs claiming to be ED treatments are being sold online. One of these is Kamagra Jelly.

With the promise that it works “just like Viagra”, Kamagra Jelly might seem an appealing option at first glance. But what is Kamagra Jelly, and what are you really getting if you order it online? And are there any safe alternatives if you want to get your treatment online only?

While speaking to a medical professional about the effective ED treatments should be your first port of call, here’s our guide to all things Kamagra Jelly…

What is Kamagra Oral Jelly?

Kamagra Oral Jelly has been sold online as an ED medication for a long time. Originating from India, Kamagra is available as jellies that dissolve in the mouth, or in tablet form, in varying doses from 20mg to 100mg. Kamagra claims to contain the active ingredient Sildenafil Citrate – the same active ingredient as Viagra and the generic treatment that’s now available: Sildenafil.

In legitimate ED medications, Sildenafil Citrate is a PDE5 inhibitor, and can work wonders for your sex life. By disrupting the PDE5 enzymes that are in charge of muscle contractions in the penis, blood vessels are allowed to expand and relax, increasing blood flow and meaning that achieving and maintaining an erection is easier for many men. But all is not necessarily as it seems when it comes to Kamagra…

Where Can I Buy Kamagra?

Simply put, there is no legitimate way to purchase Kamagra, and it is illegal to buy Kamagra in the UK and Europe. Many unlicensed websites will sell Kamagra as a medically-approved ED treatment, but this isn’t true. Although Kamagra claims to contain Sildenafil Citrate, it is an unlicensed and unregulated substance – and therefore can pretty much contain anything. It is not authorised by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency) in the UK, and therefore isn’t a controlled substance.

Why Do People Buy Kamagra?

Kamagra has always been available to buy online without the need for a prescription, so many men have taken the risk of buying this unlicensed treatment to avoid talking to their GP, pharmacist, or even their partner. Furthermore, before the patent expired on branded Viagra tablets and generic treatments hit the ED market, Kamagra was the only cheaper alternative for those who couldn’t afford Viagra.

Thankfully, there is no reason to take the risk anymore, with the wealth of legitimate erectile dysfunction treatments now available and the growing normalisation of men talking about their problems and focusing on their own wellbeing.

Affordable licensed generic treatments, like Sildenafil, are now readily available and are helping millions of men to improve sexual performance, without the possible risk factors of using unlicensed medications like Kamagra, or the financial outlay of branded Viagra tablets.

Is Kamagra Safe to Use?

Due to the fact that it is an unlicensed medication, no. Taking Kamagra is not a safe way to treat your ED.

Despite being sold in regular-sounding doses, there is no way of telling what ingredients a Kamagra Jelly or tablet may contain. It may contain much less Sildenafil Citrate than advertised, and therefore have absolutely no effect on you, causing much more stress and concern over your ED problem than you need. At the opposite end of the scale, the Kamagra might actually contain a much higher dose of the active ingredient – which can potentially cause serious side effects like priapism (which, FYI, can cause lasting damage to your penis) and poses a real risk to your health. 

Equally as troubling as either of these scenarios is the fact that there’s no accounting for other substances contained within the Kamagra product. It’s a gamble to trust what it says on the webpage.

What Are Safe Alternatives to Kamagra?

Safe alternatives to Kamagra are the many licensed ED treatments now available – such as Sildenafil and Tadalafil. Although not as well-known as their branded counterparts (Viagra and Cialis), these medications contain what they say they do and they’re medically approved – unlike unlicensed Kamagra.

Sildenafil is the most similar ED treatment to Viagra, in both the way it works and how long it works for – but not in price. Taken approximately an hour before you plan to have sex, the effects last around 4 hours, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Tadalafil works in a similar way to Viagra and Sildenafil, except once taken, the effects can last up to 36 hours. So, it is often referred to as the “weekend pill” for those wanting a more spontaneous experience.

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Cialis (Tadalafil)
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Key Takeaways…

In a nutshell, we do not recommend Kamagra. It can’t be guaranteed to be safe, due to being unregulated. This means it might not be effective, or it may even cause damaging side-effects. 

Now there are affordable alternative ED treatments available online – which can be ordered online and discreetly delivered to your door with minimum fuss – there really is no need to buy Kamagra. So we’d advise you not to take the risk. If you’re in any doubt, speak to a medical professional.


Is erectile dysfunction curable?

Many men will experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction at some point in their life, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. Doctors are always there to help, as are we, and there are plenty of safe, affordable, and effective treatments available for sufferers of erectile dysfunction.

What is Kamagra?

Kamagra Oral Jelly is an Indian treatment for ED which is both unregulated and illegal in the UK and Europe. Whilst it claims to contain Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, it is unsafe. There’s no way to know exactly what’s in Kamagra, and serious side-effects can include priapism, which may cause lasting damage to your penis.

Why do people take Kamagra?

Kamagra, though illegal, is available to buy cheaply, and without a prescription, online. Since there is a stigma surrounding erectile dysfunction, many men have turned to Kamagra in the past because they could purchase it without having to talk to a doctor about their ED.

Should I take Kamagra?

No, you should not take Kamagra under any circumstances. Erectile dysfunction is very common, and nothing to be ashamed of. We recommend talking to your doctor about your ED, who will likely recommend one of two safe, effective, and affordable, regulated ED drugs: most likely Sildenafil or Tadalafil.

While we've ensured that everything you read on the Health Centre is medically reviewed and approved, information presented here is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

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