Can I buy Levitra over the counter?

15th January 2021

Levitra is a highly effective erectile dysfunction medication that is well tolerated and has a 5 hour window of effectiveness. Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction may wish to try the drug and they may be wondering whether or not they’ll need a prescription to do so.

Can I buy Levitra over the counter?

Levitra is a prescription-only medication so it’s not possible to buy it over the counter. However, if you use an online prescription service like UK Meds then you can still order Levitra without needing to visit your GP in person.

Simply fill out an online questionnaire, a qualified prescriber will review it and your medicine can be delivered to you the very next day.

How to use Levitra

Levitra is available in 3 different strengths; 5mg, 10mg and 20mg. The standard dose is 10mg but your prescriber may recommend a different strength based on your personal circumstances. For example, if it’s your first time using Levitra (or any erectile dysfunction medication) then you may be best to start on the 5mg tablet. Or on the other hand, men who are older or have underlying health conditions may require the 20mg strength in order to feel the effects.

If you’re taking Levitra, then you should take it 30-60 minutes before you plan on engaging in sexual activity. There are also some other factors to bear in mind before taking Levitra. For example, if you eat a large meal or one that’s high in fat before taking it then you may notice that the effects are admonished slightly or that the medicine doesn’t work as well as hoped.

For optimum results, you should take Levitra after a light meal and either without alcohol or just a moderate amount. A small amount of alcohol shouldn’t affect the way Levitra works but if you binge drink beforehand then it’s unlikely to help you to achieve and maintain an erection.

Levitra alternatives

Levitra is a popular ED drug choice because it’s well-tolerated, has minimal side effects and has a 5 hour window of effective. However, it’s not the only option.

Viagra is a popular brand and it (with its generic version Sildenafil) is another medicine with a 5 hour effective window. It is slightly lower in cost then Levitra so some choose it for this reason. Side effects with Viagra include a stuffy nose, headaches and lightheadedness so if you suffer with any of these after taking Viagra then you may consider swapping to Levitra.

If you’re hoping for a slightly more spontaneous sex life then Cialis may be the right choice for you. It has a 36 hour window of effectiveness which has earned it the nickname of the “weekend pill”.

Spedra is another erectile dysfunction medicine and its main benefit over the other choices is how quickly it gets to work. While the other options should be taken 30-60 minutes before sex, Spedra only requires 15-30 minutes before it starts to take effect!

Can I buy any ED drugs over the counter?

While Levitra, Spedra and Cialis are all prescription-only medicines, there is a version of Viagra that you can buy from a pharmacy without the need for a prescription. Viagra Connect contains 50mg of Sildenafil and can be purchased from any pharmacy (high street or online).