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Buying Viagra: What you should know

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Men can now purchase the impotence tablet Viagra Connect without a prescription at some UK drug stores.

Health professionals hope it will imply more guys get assist for impotence – a condition believed to impact as much as one in 5 adult males, 4.3 million in the UK.

Like any medication however, the drug can trigger side-effects and ought to not be misused or abused.

What should males think about prior to purchasing and attempting the little blue tablets?

Who can have it?

Viagra Connect is just for guys who have impotence.

No-one under the age of 18 can purchase it, although females may be able to purchase it on behalf of their partner if the pharmacist is pleased it is suitable to give it.

And it will not be offered to guys who are not clinically fit enough to make love. This consists of males with serious heart or capillary issues.

As a guideline of thumb, males who end up being really out of breath or experience chest discomfort when doing light workout, such as climbing up 2 flights of stairs, ought to not take these tablets.

Can it be purchased off the rack?

No. You will have to ask the pharmacist for it, who will then inspect it is safe for you to take.

A package of 4 tablets will cost £ 19.99.

Do males wishing to purchase need to speak with somebody and be analyzed?

You can ask at the drug store counter for a peaceful word or to have a discussion in a personal space if they choose – most drug stores now have personal assessment centers.

The pharmacist will inquire about signs, basic health, and other medications you may be taking. They ought to not ask individual concerns about your sex life or sexual orientations.

You ought to not require a physical exam.

Will it work?

In numerous cases yes, however it is ineffective for everybody.

The drug unwinds the capillary in the penis to assist blood circulation and will assist attain an erection in action to sexual stimulation.

It can be taken with or without food, although it might take a bit longer to begin working if you have actually simply had a huge meal.

You ought to take it about an hour prior to you prepare to make love.

Do not take it with grapefruit or grapefruit juice, due to the fact that this can impact how the medication works.

And do not take more than one 50mg tablet each day.

If it has actually been a long time given that you had the ability to keep an erection or get, it might take a number of efforts prior to you have the ability to attain one.

Drinking great deals of alcohol can likewise make it harder to obtain an erection.

What if it is too strong?

Talk to your pharmacist or medical professional if you believe it is too strong – the drug’s results last too long or are too effective.

Sometimes unpleasant and extended erections lasting longer than 4 hours have actually been periodically reported by guys taking the drug.

Although not likely, if this does occur, look for instant medical support.

What other side-effects might there be?

Very typical (might impact more than one in 10 individuals):

  • headache

Common (might impact approximately one in 10):

  • lightheadedness
  • colour tint to vision or blurred vision – some individuals begin seeing a blue shade
  • hot flushes
  • obstructed nose
  • queasiness

Stop taking the tablets and look for instant medical attention if you have a major side-effect such as:

  • chest discomfort
  • abrupt reduction or loss of vision
  • an allergy (eg problem breathing, wheeze and swelling of the lips, eyelids or face)
  • a seizure or fit

Drug clashes

People on nitrate tablets for angina ought to not take Viagra Connect. That likewise opts for individuals taking leisure poppers (amyl nitrite).

There is likewise a clash with a medication called riociguat and an HIV medication called ritonavir.

Make sure you inform the pharmacists about any treatments you are taking so they can inspect it will be safe for you to likewise have Viagra Connect.

Pharmacists must recommend guys to schedule a follow-up visit with their physician within 6 months of beginning on Viagra Connect due to the fact that impotence can in some cases signify other hidden conditions, consisting of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Can I get it anywhere else?

GPs can recommend it. And some drug stores will be offering it online, after a virtual assessment.

Always inspect that the seller is trusted. Drugs from uncontrolled sellers might be phony, risky and inefficient.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43539523

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