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You & VIAGRA connect

Is VIAGRA connect right for me?

Who cannot take VIAGRA connect?

Men under 18 years of age
Only men aged 18 years and older and who have erectile dysfunction (ED) are suitable candidates for VIAGRA connect. If you are under 18 and think you have ED symptoms, talk to your pharmacist or make an appointment with your doctor who can advise you further.

Women
VIAGRA connect has not been tested on women, so the effects on their health are unknown.

Men who do not have ED
VIAGRA connect will not help you if you do not have ED symptoms. It will not enhance your erection, sexual performance or help with other conditions, such as premature ejaculation. Speak to your pharmacist or doctor about any health concerns you may have.

Men taking certain medications
Some medicines can interact with VIAGRA connect, so you will be asked about medicines you take before you can buy the product.

Men with certain health conditions
Some men will have health issues that would make them unsuitable candidates for VIAGRA connect. You will also be asked about your health before you can buy the product.

For more information about who VIAGRA Connect is suitable for, please read the Patient Information Leaflet.

How to take VIAGRA CONNECT for the best results

50 mg, blue VIAGRA Connect pack
 

Where can I get VIAGRA CONNECT?

VIAGRA CONNECT is available without a prescription to help men with erectile dysfunction (ED)

 

You can buy VIAGRA connect from your pharmacy – without a prescription

Buying VIAGRA connect at the pharmacy

Pharmacists are trained to help men treat their erectile dysfunction (ED) symptoms.

A physical examination will NOT be necessary during your visit to the pharmacy.

The majority of pharmacies in Ireland now have a private consultation area where you can speak to the pharmacist in complete confidence.

The pharmacist will not give you a physical examination ­or ask you personal questions about your sex life – they will just ask you a few questions about:

  • Your symptoms

  • Your general physical health

  • Any medicine you might be taking

This is to confirm that you have ED symptoms and to confirm treatments suitable for you.

If VIAGRA CONNECT is suitable for you:
The pharmacist will sell you the product and advise you how to take VIAGRA connect correctly. The pharmacist will also advise you to visit your doctor as soon as possible within 6 months of your first VIAGRA connect purchase to ensure the underlying cause of your ED symptoms are investigated. Always read the Patient Information Leaflet in the pack.

If VIAGRA CONNECT is not suitable for you:
The pharmacist will recommend that you visit your doctor, who can then give you a health check-up and suggest the best treatment for you.

 

 

Most pharmacies in Ireland have private consultation areas, so you can have a discreet conversation with a pharmacist about VIAGRA connect

What to expect at the pharmacy?

Not sure how to ask the pharmacist for VIAGRA connect?

The pharmacist will be available to talk to customers, but might be in the dispensary rather than at the front counter.

You can ask one of the pharmacy staff, who may be serving at the counter, if you can talk to the pharmacist directly.

You do not need to say why you want to talk to the pharmacist, just that you would like to have a quick word.

Here are a few examples of what you could say to the pharmacist:

I'm interested in buying some VIAGRA connect

I’ve read about VIAGRA connect and would like to know more

If you require privacy, you could say the following:

Can I talk to you privately about something?

Can I have a private word with you?

 

50 mg, blue VIAGRA Connect blister pack of 4 tablets

 

VIAGRA CONNECT takes 30 to 60 minutes to work, so you can be ready when you need to be

 

Remember these guidelines to get the most out of VIAGRA CONNECT:

  • Get into the mood. VIAGRA connect usually starts to work within 30 to 60 minutes, so you can be ready when you need to be.  Remember, you will not get an instant erection just by taking VIAGRA connect. You must be sexually stimulated for it to work.  You and your partner should engage in foreplay just as you would if you were not taking a medicine for erectile dysfunction (ED)

  • Take your time. Be patient and relax.  There is no rush. You can wait up to 4 hours after you take VIAGRA connect before having sex – it is designed to work within this time in response to sexual stimulation

  • Eat smart before you start. VIAGRA connect can be taken with or without food. If you take VIAGRA connect after a high fat meal, for example burger and chips, it may take a little longer to start working 

  • If it has been a while since you had an erection try masturbating before having sex to get used to the feeling of having an erection again

  • It can take time to get used to having an erection again. So, if VIAGRA CONNECT does not work first time, don’t worry. Just try again, but remember that you can only take 1 tablet a day

  • If VIAGRA CONNECT did not work for you after several separate occasions, talk to your pharmacist or doctor as you may need an alternative treatment

  • ALWAYS read the patient information leaflet inside the pack to make sure you take VIAGRA connect correctly

How do I take VIAGRA connect?

Taking VIAGRA connect as directed can help you get the best results

When taking VIAGRA CONNECT, always follow the directions on the Patient Information Leaflet included in the packaging:

  • Take one tablet about 1 hour before sex

  • Swallow the tablet whole with water

  • Do not take more than one tablet a day

What are the side effects of VIAGRA connect?

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the Patient Information Leaflet. For more information, please read the Patient Information Leaflet, available on www.medicines.ie

You can also report side effects directly to: www.hpra.ie. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

What is in VIAGRA connect?

VIAGRA connect contains 50 mg of the active ingredient, sildenafil. Remember that you can only take one pill a day.

What Is VIAGRA connect?
What is VIAGRA connect?

VIAGRA connect is a medicine available without a prescription from pharmacies that helps treat symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) in adult men.

What Is VIAGRA connect?
How does VIAGRA connect work?

VIAGRA connect relaxes the blood vessels in your penis, so blood can flow more easily through them and into your penis. This helps men with ED get and keep an erection firm enough for sex when sexually stimulated.

How does VIAGRA connect work?
How long does VIAGRA connect stay in your system?

VIAGRA connect remains active in the body for up to 4 hours. It is then broken down by the liver and removed from the body in the faeces and urine.

What Is VIAGRA connect?
What are the side effects of VIAGRA connect?

You can find out more about the side effects of VIAGRA connect from www.medicines.ie.

If you have experienced side effects when taking VIAGRA connect, you can report them to: www.hpra.ie. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

How do I take VIAGRA connect?
How long does it take for VIAGRA connect to work?

VIAGRA connect takes about 30 to 60 minutes to work. You must be sexually stimulated for it to help you achieve an erection, but you can wait up to 4 hours after you take VIAGRA connect before having sex – it will still work within this time. Remember you can only take one pill a day.

How do I take VIAGRA connect?
How often can I take VIAGRA connect?

You can only take one VIAGRA connect pill a day. Do not exceed the recommended dose.

How do I take VIAGRA connect?
Can I take VIAGRA connect if I am taking other medicines at the same time?

Some medicines cannot be taken with VIAGRA connect. You should talk to your pharmacist or doctor, who can tell you if the medicines you are taking can be taken with VIAGRA connect. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for more information.

Is VIAGRA connect right for me?
Can women take VIAGRA connect?

Only men aged 18 years and older with erectile dysfunction are suitable candidates for VIAGRA connect. Women cannot take VIAGRA connect.

Is VIAGRA connect right for me?
What should I do if I’ve taken more than 1 tablet by mistake?

You can only take 1 VIAGRA connect pill a day. If you have taken more than this, you should seek medical advice.

How do I take VIAGRA connect?
How do I take VIAGRA connect for the best results?

Always follow the instructions in the Patient Information Leaflet inside the VIAGRA connect packaging for the best results.

How do I take VIAGRA connect?
What if VIAGRA connect doesn’t work?

VIAGRA connect should work the first or second time you try it. If you still cannot get and keep an erection after several separate attempts, talk to your pharmacist or see your doctor, who can recommend alternative treatments. Remember that you can only take one VIAGRA connect pill a day.

How to take VIAGRA connect?
Where can I buy VIAGRA connect?

You can buy VIAGRA connect from your local pharmacy.

Where can I get VIAGRA connect?
Can I get VIAGRA connect without seeing a doctor first?

You can buy VIAGRA connect at the pharmacy. You’ll need to answer some questions about your general health and any medicine you might be taking. You should see your doctor as soon as possible within 6 months of your first purchase of VIAGRA connect for a health check-up.

Buying VIAGRA connect

Who can I talk to about erectile dysfunction (ED)?

You can talk privately to your pharmacist. It is also a good idea to talk about ED with your partner – like most issues couples face in life, it is better to face them together as a team.

 

Treatments for ED?
Is there such a thing as “Herbal VIAGRA connect”?

If a product is advertised as “Herbal VIAGRA connect”, it is not VIAGRA connect. VIAGRA connect is not a herbal treatment.

What is VIAGRA connect?

ED treatments are among the most commonly counterfeited medicines in Europe

Counterfeits

How do I know I am buying genuine VIAGRA connect?

VIAGRA connect is available for sale at pharmacies.

Counterfeit medicines are dangerous because they are not manufactured safely or inspected by regulatory authorities.

In 2010, an estimated 2.5 million men in Europe were exposed to illicit sildenafil products. 

Here are just a few of the ingredients found in counterfeit medicines:

  • Brick dust

  • Rat poison

  • Boric acid

  • Antifreeze

  • Floor wax

  • Mercury

  • Lead

  • Arsenic

  • Road paint

  • Too much or too little active ingredient, or no active ingredient at all

 

Buying VIAGRA connect:

VIAGRA connect is clinically proven to treat ED symptoms and is available over the counter at your local pharmacy.

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