What is VIAGRA CONNECT®?
Viagra Connect® is a treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) containing 50mg of sildenafil. It is available to patients over 18 years with ED directly from pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription.
To save you time when visiting your local Hickey’s Pharmacy, complete the form (see link below).
Viagra Connect® as a treatment for Erectile Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient to have sex. For more information on Erectile Dysfunction read our guide here.
Erection problems can put a strain on relationships. They can also be a warning sign of a health condition or disease you might not be aware of. That’s why it’s important to take action and find a solution for your ED.
HOW DOES VIAGRA CONNECT® WORK?
Viagra Connect® is quickly absorbed - it takes 30–60 minutes to work. Do not take more than 1 tablet a day.
When you take it with a meal that has a lot of fat in it, like a burger and chips, your body will take longer to absorb Viagra Connect®.
Is Viagra Connect® right for you?
- Who it’s for: Viagra Connect® is for adult men (over 18 years of age) who have erectile dysfunction (ED).
- Who it isn’t for: If you are a woman, a man under 18, or do not have ED, then Viagra Connect® isn’t the right treatment for you.
- Are you taking other medicines? Some medicines can interact with Viagra Connect®, so you’ll be asked what else you might be taking before you can buy it.
- Do you have any other health conditions? Some men will have issues with their health that make Viagra Connect® unsuitable for them. This is why you’ll be asked a few straightforward questions about your health before you can buy it.
For more information about who Viagra Connect® is suitable for please read the Patient Information Leaflet, available from the medicines.ie website or speak to your pharmacist.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I VISIT THE PHARMACY TO GET VIAGRA CONNECT®?
A consultation with the pharmacist is required before any supply of Viagra Connect® can be made. We have private consultation rooms in all of our pharmacies.
Although ED is just another condition that we deal with, we appreciate that some men may be uncomfortable in requesting treatment. We want to make it as easy as possible for you.
You can ask to speak to the pharmacist when you visit the store and you only need to tell them why you are there.
We have created an on-line form (see below) where you can complete the questions prior to attending at the pharmacy. As part of completing this form you can also request a call from the pharmacist so that further advice and guidance can be provided over the phone. This will reduce your in-store consultation time with the pharmacist, which is very beneficial during the current Covid-19 epidemic. (You will still need to visit the pharmacy in person to collect your medication)
If you are worried about the questions you will be asked, just look at our online form below - we need to ask about any current medication and health conditions to ensure Viagra Connect® is a safe and appropriate treatment for you.
When you get Viagra Connect® we will give you a repeat supply slip. If you bring this in with you the next time you need to make a purchase, the pharmacist doesn’t need to ask all of the same questions again. They will verify that nothing has changed since your last purchase before making the supply.
The pharmacist will advise you to get a health check-up with your doctor as soon as you can within 6 months of first receiving Viagra Connect®. This is to check for any underlying medical problems that can sometimes be associated with erectile dysfunction.
Cost of Viagra Connect®?
- A pack of 4x 50mg tablets will cost €25
- A pack of 8x 50mg tablets will cost €45
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