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    What is the Difference Between Viagra, Viagra Connect and Sildenafil?

    An Introduction to Viagra

    Viagra is one of the most recognisable brands in the world and has garnered the status of being the ‘go to’ name for erectile dysfunction medication. Viagra has become one of the brands whose name is more recognisable than the actual name of the medication. More often than not, people suffering from erectile dysfunction will say that they need viagra as opposed to saying that they need erectile dysfunction medication. 

    Are there different brands of Viagra?

    However, people may not know that there are actually different brands of Viagra that you can purchase. These are regular Viagra, Viagra Connect, and Sildenafil. In this article, we will provide you with a guide to all three of these medications, giving you the information you require to know which medication would be best for you. We will cover the cost, availability, dosage, usage, effects, manufacturers, origins, legality, and general advantages of each medication. 

    Cost

    How much does Viagra cost?

    When purchased online from UK Meds, the cheapest price for Viagra is £24.99. This is for a pack of four tablets, with a strength of 25mg. For a higher strength tablet of 50 or 100mg, this price goes to £29.99 for four tablets. You can also purchase Viagra in quantities of 4, 8, 12, 16, 32, and 64 tablets.

    How much does Viagra Connect cost?

    Viagra Connect, when purchased from UK Meds, is available to buy in packers of 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 28, and 32, with prices ranging from £17.99 to £114.99. Viagra Connect is only available in one strength of 50mg. 

    How much does Sildenafil cost?

    Generic Sildenafil when purchased from UK Meds is available in the same strengths and pack sizes as branded Viagra. The cheapest price for generic Sildenafil is £11.99 for a pack of four tablets with a strength of 25mg. For a pack of four tablets with a strength of 50mg or 100mg, this price changes to £12.99 and £13.99 respectively. For packets containing larger quantities of tablets, prices will alter. Sildenafil is also contained in Eropid, which can be purchased from UK Meds also. The price of two 50mg tablets of Eropid is £7.95, with packet sizes ranging from 2 to 32 tablets.

    Availability

    Where can you buy Viagra online?

    Viagra is a prescription only medication, meaning it can only be purchased online with a prescription. Thankfully, you can do so online with UK Meds. 

    Where can you buy Viagra Connect online?

    Viagra Connect, unlike Viagra, is an over the counter medication, meaning that it can be purchased without the need for a prescription. You can purchase Viagra Connect from UK Meds.

    Where can you buy Sildenafil online?

    Much the same as Viagra, generic Sildenafil will require a prescription in order to be purchased online. Shop with UK Meds today to purchase your Sildenafil.

    Strength

    What strength of Viagra should I take?

    As previously mentioned, Viagra comes in strengths of 25, 50, and 100mg. For men under the age of 65, a dosage of 50mg is recommended. If the results are not what is desired, the dosage can be increased to 100mg. For people over the age of 65, it is recommended that they take a dosage of 25mg. 

    What strength of Viagra Connect should I take?

    Viagra Connect is only available in strengths of 50mg. The maximum dosage per day of Viagra Connect is 50mg, meaning it should only be taken once a day.

    What strength of Sildenafil should I take?

    Generic Sildenafil is similar to Viagra in the sense that it is provided in strengths of 25, 50, and 100mg. It is also recommended that people under the age of 65 take 50mg, with the dosage being altered based on results. For those over 65, a dosage of 25mg is recommended.

    Usage

    How do I take Viagra?

    One Viagra tablet is taken orally, once a day, around one hour prior to having sexual intercourse. You should not take Viagra more than once a day as this could have potential side effects.

    How do I take Viagra Connect?

    Viagra connect also works in a similar way. It should be taken around one hour prior to having sexual intercourse. One tablet should be taken orally using water to help.

    How do I take Sildenafil?

    Again, Sildenafil is very similar to Viagra and Viagra Connect. One tablet should be taken orally once a day, around one hour prior to sexual activity. 

    Effects

    How long does Viagra last?

    When you take Viagra an hour before engaging in sexual activity, the effects will last for around two to three hours. The length of time the effects will last vary depending on the strength you take and your metabolic rate. It is important to note that Viagra will only work when you are sexual aroused, and is designed to help maintain erections, not provide them. 

    How long does Viagra Connect last?

    In the same was as Viagra, Viagra Connect is designed to help maintain a health erection when sexually aroused. Viagra Connect will also stay in your system for the same amount of time as Viagra.

    How long does Sildenafil last?

    Sildenafil will also last for a similar amount of time and depends on the strength you take as well as your metabolic rate. Sildenafil can last in your system for between four to six hours, however, erections should not usually last for longer than four hours as this can lead to complications.

    Manufacturers

    Who manufactures Viagra?

    Viagra is manufactured by Pfizer, one of the most well known manfuactures of pharmaceutical products in the world, and one of the leading providers of COVID-19 vaccines.

    Who manufactures Viagra Connect?

    Viagra Connect is also manufactured by Pfizer, with Viagra Connect and Viagra being two of the companies flagship product lines.

    Who manufactures Sildenafil?

    Sildenafil is manufactured by many different companies all over the world, including Pfizer. Sildenafil is produced under different brand names, including Viagra and Eropid.

    Does the manufacturer make a difference to the medication?

    Sildenafil is a generic medication and can be produced by any manufacturer, and the Pfizer version of Sildenafil is branded as Viagra. There is no real difference between the medications and the manufacturer. The only real difference that there could be is where the medications are made. This can have an impact on the price of the medication.

    Origins

    Where does Viagra come from?

    Viagra was first invented in 1989 by British Pfizer scientist Peter Dunn, and was initially considered to be a medication to help treat high blood pressure and chronic heart disease. When it was reported many men experienced similar side effects, it was repurposed as a treatment for erectile dysfunction.

    Where does Viagra Connect come from?

    In 2018, Viagra Connect became the first over the counter version of Viagra that was openly sold in the United Kingdom. Viagra Connect does not require a prescription, making it the first erectile dysfunction medication of its kind.

    Where does Sildenafil come from?

    Sildenafil Citrate is also the name of the medication that was discovered in 1989 by Peter Dunn, giving Sildenafil the same origin story as Viagra.  

    Legality

    Is Viagra legal in the UK?

    Viagra can be sold in the UK legally, as long as the person buying it has a valid prescription. It is illegal for someone to sell Viagra to a patient if they do not have a prescription.

    Is Viagra Connect legal in the UK?

    Viagra Connect on the other hand can be sold completely legally without the buyer having a prescription. Viagra Connect was the first product of its kind to be sold as an over the counter medication.

    Is Sildenafil legal in the UK?

    Sildenafil is a generic medication, and is again prescription only, much like Viagra. It is illegal for someone to sell Sildenafil without a valid prescription being provided first. 

    Advantages

    Viagra, Viagra Connect and Sildenafil all have advantages that make them a viable option to purchase. Below is a table presenting the three best advantages of each product.

    What are the advantages of Viagra?

    What are the advantages of Viagra Connect?

    What are the advantages of Sildenafil?

    Available in different strengths.Available to buy over the counter.Cheaper than Viagra and Viagra Connect.
    Tried and tested medication for ED.Available in more packet sizes than Viagra.Available in different strengths.
    Reliable results with manouverability of dosage if needed.Similar effects to Viagra, without the prescription.Lasts just as long as Viagra and Viagra Connect.

    What alternative forms of ED treatments are available?

    There are also alternative treatments for ED available to men suffering with sexual dysfunction than just typical oral PDE5 inhibitor medication such as Viagra and Cialis. These include penis creams for erectile dysfunction such as Alprostadil cream (also referred to in it's branded form as 'Vitaros cream').

    What is the Difference Between Viagra, Viagra Connect, Eropid and Sildenafil?

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