Viagra Connect

Viagra Connect is an over-the-counter medication designed to help men get and keep erections.

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50 mg

2 tablet(s) - £11.95

4 tablet(s) - £19.99

8 tablet(s) - £34.99

12 tablet(s) - £51.99

16 tablet(s) - £79.99


What is Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect is a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) in men over 18 years old. ED happens when you repeatedly find it difficult to get and keep an erection during sex.

The active ingredient in Viagra Connect, sildenafil, is a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor that works by improving the blood flow to your penis. It’s important to remember that Viagra Connect will only work when you are sexually aroused.

How to take Viagra Connect

To take Viagra Connect:

  1. Swallow 1 tablet whole with a glass of water 1 hour before you want to have sex
  2. You should get an erection once you are sexually aroused after taking Viagra Connect
  3. It usually takes 30 to 60 minutes for Viagra Connect to start working
  4. Do not take more than 1 Viagra Connect tablet in a 24 hour period

Try not to worry if you do not get an erection the first time you use Viagra Connect. You might need to get used to timing when you take your tablet and when you want to have sex.

Remember you can only take 1 Viagra Connect tablet a day. If you take Viagra Connect and it does not work, do not take another tablet on the same day.

If Viagra Connect does not work for you after you’ve tried it 8 times, speak to your doctor.

If you take too much Viagra Connect, contact your doctor right away.

You can take Viagra Connect with food or on an empty stomach. Viagra Connect may take longer to start working if you have recently eaten a fatty or greasy meal.

Do not take Viagra Connect with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. This can interfere with how the medicine works.

Drinking lots of alcohol can make it more difficult for you to get an erection. Alcohol can also make the side effects of Viagra Connect stronger, such as getting headaches or feeling hot and flushed.

To make sure Viagra Connect works for you, try not to drink lots of alcohol before taking it.

How does Viagra Connect work?

Viagra Connect contains the active ingredient sildenafil citrate. Sildenafil works by temporarily relaxing your blood vessels so more blood can flow into your penis.

Sildenafil works on specific chemicals that your body releases when you are sexually stimulated. This means you’ll only get an erection if you are sexually aroused and not at any other time.

Viagra Connect does not help delay ejaculation, though a lot of men with premature ejaculation will also suffer from erectile dysfunction.

How effective is Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect has been used for many years for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Many clinical trials have shown that Viagra is effective in helping men to get and maintain erections.

It usually takes 30 to 60 minutes to see results and you should be able to get an erection for up to 4 hours after you take Viagra Connect.

If you struggle to get an erection even after taking Viagra Connect for up to 8 times, speak to your doctor. They may consider changing the dose of Viagra to a more suitable strength.

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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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Last reviewed: 27 Jan 2022




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