Kamagra in the UK

Dr. Babak Ashrafi

Medically reviewed by

Dr Babak Ashrafi

Last reviewed: 21 Nov 2022

Kamagra is a drug that’s usually sold as an erectile dysfunction medication. It’s produced in India, and is often available without a prescription. A lot of people purchase exported Kamagra from India because they see it as a cheap alternative option to licensed treatments like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra.

Kamagra claims to contain 100mg of sildenafil citrate (the active ingredient in Viagra), and carries an increased likelihood of side effects. Due to this, and the fact it is, ilegal to purchase, unlicensed and unregulated, ordering Kamagra is a huge risk, and completely unnecessary when there are safe, licensed treatments readily available in the UK.

Read on to learn more about Kamagra, the different types of Kamagra, and the dangers of using it.

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What is Kamagra?

Kamagra is an unlicensed medication that is usually sold online to treat erectile dysfunction in men. According to the manufacturer Ajanta Pharma, it contains 100mg of the active ingredient sildenafil, the same ingredient found in other ED treatments like Viagra, Viagra Connect, and sildenafil. This means it should work in the same way as these medications by increasing blood flow to your penis, making it easier to get and maintain an erection. However, 100mg of Sildenafil citrate is the highest dose a doctor would prescribe in the UK, and you would never usually be prescribed this if you haven’t used the medication before. This is to make sure your body doesn’t react negatively to the medication, and allows the doctor to lower or increase your dose based on your health, needs and how it’s affecting you. Without the advice of a doctor, or a prescription, medication can be dangerous.

Kamagra comes in two forms, Super Kamagra and Kamagra Oral Jelly, both of which are not approved for use in the UK, making it illegal to buy or sell either. Without getting your medication on prescription, you’re not only purchasing illegal medication, but you’re also taking medication without the advice of a doctor, which could lead to dangerous side effects or unwanted results. You should only ever take prescription medication when it has been prescribed to you by a doctor. This is entirely for your own safety.

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Super Kamagra

Like Kamagra, Super Kamagra is an unlicensed medication that is illegal to buy or sell in the UK. The difference between Kamagra and Super Kamagra is that Super Kamagra contains 60mg of dapoxetine as well as 100mg of sildenafil citrate.

Dapoxetine is a medication often found under the branded name Priligy, which can be used to treat premature ejaculation (PE). Both of these ingredients are only available in prescription medication in the UK, and there are no licensed medications that contain both of these in combination.

While the manufacturer of Super Kamagra claims the combination of both of these drugs should lead to more control over your sex life, there is little to no evidence that this the case. However, there is evidence that taking high doses of both of these medications in combination without the advice of a doctor can lead to dangerous side effects and unwanted results.

If you are dealing with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, you should speak to your doctor about safe and effective treatments for both conditions.

Kamagra Oral Jelly

Kamagra Oral Jelly is not approved as a medicinal product in the UK.

Kamagra Oral Jelly is a gel that dissolves on your tongue that’s available in different flavours. According to the manufacturer, it contains 100mg of sildenafil citrate, just like Kamagra. The manufacturer also claims that taking this medication in this way is not only easier, but makes it work faster. There is no official evidence that taking sildenafil citrate as a gel that’s absorbed through your tongue makes it work faster or makes it more effective.

If you need erectile dysfunction treatment that gets to work faster than Viagra or Sildenafil, there are options available.

Spedra: Spedra is the fastest acting ED medication, and gets to work in just 15-30 minutes, which is still faster than Kamagra Oral Jelly claims to. Speak to your doctor if you think Spedra might be more suitable for your needs.

Cialis Daily: Cialis Daily is a form of erectile dysfunction treatment you take every single day, so it’s continually working. This means you don’t need to worry about taking a pill before sex, and you’re always ready when you need to be. We can provide Cialis Daily if it’s safe and suitable for you to take.

How does Kamagra work?

If Kamagra does only contain the active ingredient sildenafil citrate, it should work in the same way as erectile dysfunction treatments that also contain it like Viagra, Viagra connect and sildenafil. These medications work by increasing blood to your penis, making getting and maintaining an errection hard enough for sex easier. However, as this is an unlicensed medication, there’s no way to be 100% sure it contains the ingredients it says it does. If Kamagra doesn’t contain this ingredient, it could work differently and produce unwanted or dangerous results.

Is it illegal to order Kamagra online?

Buying Kamagra or any other Kamagra products is illegal, whether this is online or in person. In the UK, it is illegal to buy prescription-only medication unless you have a prescription from a doctor. Selling or ordering Kamagra online is a criminal offence that could result in a fine or even imprisonment.

There are legal ED alternatives to Kamagra that are regulated and approved in the UK, such as:

  • Viagra, from £18.00
  • Cialis, from £39.00
  • Levitra, from £40.00

You can also find many ED treatments under the generic tablet name. These are usually cheaper than the branded alternatives but contain the same active ingredient and work in the same way. These include:

Licensed online medical practices like ZAVA offer a completely legal and safe way to request ED treatment online. Patients only have to fill out a short medical questionnaire, which is checked by a doctor to make sure it’s right for you. If your chosen treatment is suitable based on your medical history and symptoms, our doctors will prescribe it. Your chosen treatment will then be sent to your home, in discreet packaging.

Is taking Kamagra dangerous for your health?

Taking Kamagra can be dangerous for your health. As it’s an unlicensed medication, there is no way to be certain it contains the ingredients it claims to. This means there could be other ingredients that may be dangerous to your health or cause unwanted side effects. There is also no way to guarantee the medication has been produced safely or in line with UK guidelines. These guidelines are in place to protect you and to make sure medication is always produced safely.

We strongly advise against taking Kamagra for the following reasons.

Impurities

Kamagra is manufactured in India and is not subject to UK production regulations for medicinal products. This means there is no guarantee it does not contain impurities or harmful additives. There have been cases documented where patients have been poisoned from taking Kamagra. This is one of the main reasons you should only ever take medicine that’s been legally prescribed to you by a doctor.

Side effects and interactions

Kamagra can cause side effects, which can be harder to predict or understand without knowing exactly what ingredients it contains. The manufacturer of the drug says it contains 100mg of sildenafil citrate, but as they’re not subject to UK production regulations, this may not be the case. Even so, Sildenafil requires a prescription in the UK as it is not suitable for all patients and can lead to significant side effects and interactions if you have certain medical conditions or take other medications. For example, taking sildenafil with nitrates for heart problems can lead to a sometimes life threatening drop in blood pressure.

On top of this, 100mg is considered the highest dose of sildenafil that a patient would be prescribed in the UK, and it wouldn’t normally be prescribed to someone starting treatment for the first time. This is because your doctor may want to start you on a lower dose to see how your body reacts to the medication, and whether it causes side effects or not. At the dose claimed to be in Kamagra, you are more likely to get side effects and react badly to the medication if it isn’t suitable for you.

Maximum dose

According to the manufacturer, Kamagra contains 100mg of sildenafil citrate per tablet. This is the maximum daily dose of sildenafil and carries an increased risk of side effects. It is usually only prescribed when treatment with lower doses is unsuccessful. Taking any more than this dose is extremely dangerous, especially when you can’t be certain how much sildenafil citrate is in Kamagra due to its production not being subject to UK production regulations.

It might not work

Without speaking to a doctor before getting your medication, you can’t be sure if it’s the right treatment for you or if it will work. Erectile dysfunction has many different causes, and some can’t be treated with Sildenafil. If this is the case, you could be taking an illegal, possibly dangerous medication and still not get any results. By going to a doctor, you can ensure you’re getting a safe and suitable treatment for you and insight into what could be causing your erectile dysfunction. This is important as erectile dysfunction can be caused by more serious health conditions that need further medical intervention than erectile dysfunction treatment. If you’re worried about your health or have erectile dysfunction, you should always speak to a doctor before trying any medical treatment.

What inexpensive alternatives are there to Kamagra?

There are plenty of safe and legal alternatives to Kamagra that are just as affordable. You can also get treatments on the NHS, which will only have a prescription charge of £9.35 per item.

If you’re looking for the most affordable treatments, we recommend generic versions over branded treatments. Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are all branded treatments, so they cost more. However, their generic counterparts are all readily available. These medications contain exactly the same ingredients and work in the same way.

You can get sildenafil (generic Viagra) with prices starting from £9.95 and tadalafil (generic Cialis) from £19.00. Both the branded and generic versions require a prescription.

Does Kamagra work for women?

Sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient in Kamagra, is not approved for treating women. This is because there is currently no clear evidence that shows Sildenafil works for women.This means Kamagra is unlikely to work for women.

The manufacturer, Ajanta Pharma, offers a medication for women called Lovegra. If the manufacturer's information is correct, it also contains sildenafil, so is unlikely to work for women. Like Kamagra, Lovegra is not approved as a medicinal product in the UK, so buying or selling it is illegal.

Conclusion

Kamagra is an illegal medication that is not approved in the UK. Purchasing illegal medications can result in a fine or even imprisonment. As you cannot confirm what is in Kamagra, there is a real risk that it could cause serious side effects or interactions with medications you're taking. Buying or taking Kamagra is an entirely unnecessary risk when there are safe, prescription treatments readily available. If you need help with erectile dysfunction, start a consultation with us today, and our doctors will make sure you’re on the right treatment for you.

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Medically reviewed by:
Dr Babak Ashrafi Clinical Lead for Service Expansion

Babak studied medicine at King’s College London and graduated in 2003, having also gained a bachelor’s degree in Physiology during his time there. He completed his general practice (GP) training in East London, where he worked for a number of years as a partner at a large inner-city GP practice. He completed the Royal College of GPs membership exam in 2007.

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