A widely available solution, highly effective in increasing blood flow to the penis for easier erections.

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Erections really aren’t that easy. For a lot of younger men as well. About 40% of men have erection difficulties by age 40. But help is here.


Viagra Connect (Sildenafil) works by inhibiting an enzyme known as PDE5 associated with muscle contraction in penile tissue. It allows the blood vessels to relax and expand, leading to increased blood flow into the penis and Voila you have an erection! Don’t forget it works only when you are sexually stimulated and there is some va va voom. Find out more in ERECTIONS 101.

Howeffectiveis it?

80% of men get the results they want from Viagra Connect - a strong erection.

Light some candles, put on some Barry White, game face on. We’re back in business.

Why has hard got harder?

Your brain, heart, hormones and a few other bits and bobs all need to come together – this can be tricky at any age. Sometimes these things don’t gel so well, and you can’t get or stay hard enough to have satisfactory sex - this is known as erectile dysfunction. Viagra Connect is one option for men with ED, whatever the cause, it usually helps.

HOW TO USE Viagra Connect


You still need to be sexually aroused for it to work, so everything needs to be exciting. You’ve got this.


Take a pill an hour before you want to have sex. Viagra Connect starts to work within 30-60 mins and maximum erection potential happens around the 1 hour mark.


Viagra Connect lasts for around 4 hours, (sometimes longer for some lucky men)! So relax, no need to rush.


What causes ED?

There are many causes of ED, generally split into psychological or organic/psychological causes (such as medications, hormonal, neurovascular, anatomical factors). In many patients it can be a combination of factors, and so we advise having a checkup by a doctor. We give comprehensive guidance on what you should have checked with our prescription message.

What I need to know about Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect, released March 2018 by Pfizer, is the first pharmacy (P) medicine for erectile dysfunction to be made available without prescription, it is the brand of our medicine containing sildenafil 50 mg and available to men aged 18 years and over. It has been used widely to treat ED and has a well-tolerated and effective medicine with an established safety profile, available over the counter without prescription to eligible patients.

Viagra Connect vs Sildenafil?

Viagra Connect contains the same active ingredient and strength (50mg) as in our generic (unbranded) Sildenafil tablets. It works just in the same way, and has the same safety and effectiveness profile. Which brand suits you? The choice is yours.

Why is Viagra Connect available over-the-counter without a prescription?

Sildenafil – the active ingredient in Viagra Connect – has been available for a number of years, but as a prescription-only medicine. Viagra Connect is the first oral medicine available in the UK approved for to purchase over the counter (OTC) for erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment from the pharmacy and registered online pharmacies. Pfizer were able to successfully lobby for their branded Viagra to be offered without the need for prescription.

What are the differences between ED medicines?

Medications for erectile dysfunction; such as Sildenafil (Viagra), Tadalafil (Cialis), Vardenafil (Levitra) all work similarly to each other but there are subtle differences with how quickly it works and it’s duration. Sildenafil for example is known to last for 4 hours whereas Tadalafil is known to last upto 36 hours. Some men prefer certain brands from experience whilst others may choose a certain brand to suit their sex lives.

When and how to start treatment/should I start treatment?

Approximately 40% of men are affected by ED at age 40 and nearly 70% of men at age 70. So it's very common. However, the statistics show most men don’t seek treatment for it.

So if your having erectile dysfunction, don’t ignore it. There is plenty that can be done to help. You should also have a health check and see what might be causing it.

If you decide to treat the problem, an oral medication like Sildenafil is the most popular and common way to start. Many men find it really improves their sexual confidence to have access to it in their time of need. So over time their erections improve, and they can stop needing medication.

For others, it’s just there whenever they need it and that's ok. Provided you take it as prescribed, it's not doing you any harm.

We are experts at prescribing for erectile dysfunction online. We’ll ensure it's safe for you, and give all the advice and guidance you need. We’re here for you. Remember! It may take upto 8 attempts before establishing whether this product is right for you.

How long does Viagra Connect work for?

The maximum effect is around 1 hour after taking, although its onset is typically 30-60 minutes after taking a dose. Its onset may be more rapid if taken on an empty stomach. Viagra Connect remains in your system and is effective for 4-6 hours.


If present, side effects from taking Viagra Connect are usually mild and temporary.

The most common side effects of Viagra Connect are: headache, flushing, dyspepsia, nasal congestion, dizziness, nausea, hot flushes, vision changes (such as having a blue color tinge, or blurred vision).

Please read the patient information leaflet carefully for a full list of side effects and advice.

Cautions & Getting the most out of the treatment

Do not take more than one dose of Viagra Connect in a 24-hour period, and take it as prescribed, as outlined without your treatment plan.

VIAGRA will only work if you are sexually aroused, so you still need to engage in some foreplay if you want it to work.

Having a large meal with Viagra Connect may slow down the absorption and so it may take longer to have an effect.

Do not drink large amounts of alcohol or take recreational drugs before you plan to take sildenafil. Drinking too much alcohol can reduce your ability to get an erection and this may prevent you from getting the maximum benefit from the tablets. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol with Viagra Connect could also result in your blood pressure to drop dangerously low.

It is recommended that you do not drink grapefruit juice with Viagra Connect. This is because grapefruit juice can increase the amount of Sildenafil in your bloodstream and this makes side-effects more likely.

You should not take Viagra Connect if you are using any other products or taking any other medicines to treat erectile dysfunction at the same time.

Who should not take Viagra Connect?

Women or children

Men for whom sexual activity may be inadvisable. These men should be referred to their doctor. This includes men:

  • whose doctor has advised that they are not fit enough for any physical and/or sexual activity.
  • who feel very breathless or experience chest pain with light or moderate physical activity, such as walking briskly for 20 minutes or climbing two flights of stairs.
  • who have had a recent (6 months) acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or stroke.

Men who have any other heart problems or are under a doctor’s care for any of the following:

  • Low blood pressure or uncontrolled high blood pressure.
  • Unstable angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat or palpitations (arrhythmia).
  • A problem with one of the valves in the heart (valvular heart disease).
  • A problem where the heart muscle becomes inflamed and does not work as well as it should (cardiomyopathy).
  • Heart problems causing blood flow issues (e.g. left ventricular outflow obstruction, aortic narrowing) or severe cardiac failure.
  • Men with hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
  • Men taking nitrates (nicorandil or other nitric oxide donors e.g. glyceryl trinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate or isosorbide dinitrate) for chest pain
  • Men taking ‘poppers’ for recreational purposes (e.g. amyl nitrite)
  • Men taking riociguat or other guanylate cyclase stimulators for lung problems
  • Men taking ritonavir (for HIV infection)
  • Men taking CYP3A4 inhibitors, e.g. saquinavir (to treat HIV infection), cimetidine (a heartburn treatment), itraconazole or ketoconazole (to treat fungal infections), erythromycin or rifampicin (antibiotics) or dilitiazem (for high blood pressure)
  • Men taking alpha-blockers, such as alfuzosin, doxazosin or tamsulosin, which are medicines to treat urinary problems due to enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or occasionally to treat high blood pressure
  • Men with anatomical deformation of the penis (such as angulation, cavernosal fibrosis or Peyronie's disease)
  • Men who have loss of vision in one eye because of non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy (NAION) or known hereditary degenerative retinal disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa
  • Men with galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption
  • Men with previously diagnosed hepatic disease or severe renal impairment
  • Men with any of the following: sickle cell anaemia, multiple myeloma or leukaemia men with any bleeding issues (e.g. haemophilia) or that have active stomach ulcers women
  • Men without erectile dysfunction
  • Men under 18 years of age

What else do I need to read?

Please read the 'Patient Information Leaflet' supplied with your medication. This provides important information.