Why I need a prescription to buy Viagra

Viagra is only available on prescription to treat erectile dysfunction and buying it without one can be dangerous to your health. Why?

Published: Wednesday 20 July 2016

Viagra Prescription

Viagra is a popular treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence, which is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection for sexual activity. Many men turn to the Internet to avoid talking to their GP about their condition. However, Viagra is only available on prescription to treat erectile dysfunction and buying it without one can be dangerous to your health. Why?

There are several distinct possible causes of impotence, which can be simply due to decreased libido. However, ED can be a result of an underlying condition for which you should seek medication advice. Once the root cause has been dealt with, symptoms including erectile dysfunction should improve as well. 

Erectile dysfunction can be an indication of:

  • A condition affecting blood circulation such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or diabetes
  • Irregular hormone levels due to a condition
  • Unhealthy lifestyle choices - smoking, drinking excessively and stress
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Tissue damage or an injured penis
  • Conditions affecting the nervous system such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s Disease

Due to the potency and side effects of the medication and for your safety, patients have to be diagnosed with erectile dysfunction and prescribed the medication by a doctor before they can take drugs such as Viagra. It is particularly dangerous if you are taking the drug with other medications (for example, the combination of Viagra and nitrates used to treat heart conditions can severely lower your blood pressure) or if you have a pre-existing condition. Adding Viagra to the mix can create some serious complications and may even cause you harm. 

Also, if you attempt to buy medication online without a prescription, you cannot be sure that your are not being sold counterfeit drugs. It is currently illegal for pharmacists to sell Viagra without a prescription, so beware of fakes and their potentially detrimental effect to your health. Talking about ED is still considered taboo in our society and some men may feel uncomfortable discussing their issues with their GP so they scour the Internet in search of a site where they can buy Viagra without a prescription. For this reason, UK registered and regulated online pharmacies are a godsend. Men can fill in a questionnaire detailing their condition and their medication history to be reviewed by a UK licensed doctor. If the doctor does not spot a particular danger or another root cause for the ED, you can buy the medication with a prescription. 
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