29 Jan 2021

Viagra Connect now available without prescription

Viatris has launched VIAGRA CONNECT (50mg sildenafil citrate film-coated tablets) in Ireland. Viagra Connect is now available as a non-prescription, Over-The-Counter (OTC) Pharmacy medicine for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) in men aged 18 and over.

Erectile Dysfunction is a common condition that can affect men with increasing age. It can occur occasionally or frequently and men are able to self-recognise the condition, which can vary in severity.

“As a leader in Men’s Health, Viatris is pleased to provide men a safe and convenient way to treat their erectile dysfunction,” said David Delaney, Director of Europe Policy & Market Access, Viatris. “Our hope is that the availability of VIAGRA CONNECT in pharmacies will encourage men to seek help, and thereby facilitate early diagnosis and management of both ED and underlying co-morbid cardiovascular conditions.”

The results of a recent observational study conducted in the UK, showed that increasing access to erectile dysfunction treatments via the pharmacy resulted in greater engagement with healthcare providers and the healthcare system with an increase in ED related quality of life.

Viatris has implemented an extensive training and education programme with pharmacists to ensure VIAGRA CONNECT is supplied in a way that supports patient safety. In order to purchase VIAGRA CONNECT, men will need to answer some questions about their health so that the pharmacist can determine whether VIAGRA CONNECT is suitable for them.

Hickey’s Pharmacy have launched an online form for patient convenience - questions can be responded to in advance of visiting the pharmacy. The Viagra Connect online form is available here.

VIAGRA CONNECT 50mg Film Coated Tablets. Contains: Sildenafil. For men age 18 years and over with erectile dysfunction*. Always read the label. Maximum dosage frequency is one 50mg tablet per day.

*subject to suitability