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Buying Viagra Online – The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth So Help Me Pfizer.
Is Viagra really safe to buy online? The truth.
Viagra, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s name for a drug called sildenafil citrate, is the most sought after medication on the Internet. You can save a lot of money buying Viagra online, but you can also risk getting a fake or tainted product which endangers your health. Here’s how to stay safe and save money.
First, the quick facts on Viagra savings: Sixteen tablets of Viagra 100mg in a U.S. pharmacy can run you about $600. You can buy the real, brand name product online, distributed by Pfizer, from a licensed pharmacy outside the U.S. at a discount ranging between 75-80%. Yes, men with a valid prescription can buy that same quantity of Pfizer-manufactured Viagra 100mg (En Español) for $126.99 (instead of $600) at a PharmacyChecker.com-approved international, non-U.S. online pharmacy.
While this discount is huge, you can also buy legally manufactured, safe and effective generic versions of Viagra 100mg at even greater discounts (about 95% off). Pfizer doesn’t want you to know and understand that generic Viagra, meaning legally manufactured sildenafil citrate, is not counterfeit, it’s just much lower cost sildenafil citrate. A generic version of Viagra is not available in U.S. pharmacies and won’t be until late 2017, but it is lawfully available in India, and now in Canadian pharmacies as well! Generic medications are not the exact same as their brand counterparts but have the same active pharmaceutical ingredients and almost always the same therapeutic effect. However, if you import generic Viagra into the U.S., even for your own use, then you may be violating Pfizer’s intellectual property (patent) rights. Not surprisingly, Pfizer is fighting down to the wire to prevent a generic version of Viagra from being sold at U.S. pharmacies. To the best of my knowledge, Pfizer has never sued an individual for importing a generic version of Viagra for personal use – although I’m guessing they would like to.
If you live in the U.S., it’s technically prohibited under federal law to purchase most medication from outside the U.S., but, according to experts at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the FDA doesn’t take enforcement actions against people who import small quantities (up to a 90 day supply) of medication for personal use.
Viagra remains a prescription drug in the U.S., and reputable pharmacies outside the U.S. will require that you provide them with your prescription: one obtained through an in-person consultation with your healthcare provider.
Pfizer is outspoken in its communications with the Americans public that buying Viagra without a prescription is unsafe. However, Pfizer made a push for Viagra to be sold without a prescription in the European Union (EU). The company stated: “Pfizer believes that access to Viagra 50mg without a prescription in a pharmacy setting in the EU would provide valuable benefits to male patients suffering from ED (erectile dysfunction).” EU regulators said no. Their reasoning was sound: men with ED should see a healthcare provider to make sure there was not a more serious underlying condition causing the ED in the first place.
Buying Viagra online without a prescription is dangerous. A peer-reviewed study about online pharmacies showed that online pharmacies that are not credentialed by PharmacyChecker.com, or other credentialing groups, and don’t require a prescription, are more likely to sell counterfeit Viagra, including fakes with dangerous ingredients. Interestingly, out of 365 combined purchases of Celebrex, Lipitor, Nexium, Viagra and Zoloft made in the study, the only counterfeit drugs received were counterfeit Viagra.
Buying Viagra that is marketed through email is also a really bad idea . The most reputable online pharmacies are not behind those annoying messages that pollute your inbox with solicitations to buy Viagra.
Finally, you may have seen online offers for herbal remedies for erectile dysfunction. No herbal ingredient or product has been shown to be as effective as Viagra . (Extracts of yohimbe bark, containing the compound yohimbine, were used for erectile dysfunction before there was Viagra, but, due to inferior efficacy, they are now rarely used). Unfortunately, many herbal sexual enhancement supplements are now being illegally spiked with pharmaceutical compounds like that in Viagra, but these can be dangerous for many reasons, including the fact that the amount of active compound and its identity are not disclosed on labels. Our sister website, ConsumerLab.com, frequently publishes warnings about such ED products.
It’s kind of amazing that Viagra was discovered accidentally. In the late 1990s Pfizer was testing sildenafil citrate to treat cardiovascular disease. People participating in those tests realized – bang, zoom, – this drug has a great side effect! That its creation coincided with the rise of the Internet is hard with irony. The Internet, to Pfizer’s dismay, has helped people obtain lower cost Viagra, which eats into Pfizer’s profits – but hasn’t it also served to wildly popularize the drug – exponentially boosting Pfizer’s sales?
81 Comments.
How can, or who can provide me with a prescription other than having to contact a doctor each time? Or can you provide me with a reputable.
canadian supplier who is safe, as some companies will ask you a few questions, supposedly with a doctor Ok ing the buy. Or is that bad also?
For the very reasons provided in this blog post, we strongly urge you not to buy prescription medication, including Viagra, without a valid prescription.
Sooooo we get “raped by big PHARM. They are thieves… Americans are sick and tired of getting” gouged ” by them… It’s a racket and everyone knows it… For Christ’s sakes why can’t they be honest??
I have a prescription of Viagra 100 mg-12 tablets-
Where can I get it filled cheap?
You can compare prices for Viagra 100mg at verified online pharmacies here:
what is the safe place to buy generic viagra.
do they work and can I have the name and place to buy them.
Have a prescription of Viagra 100mg 8 tabs where in Canada can i get it filled at the discount price?
Hi Tony, You can compare prices for Viagra 100 mg on PharmacyChecker.com. Click here: https://www.pharmacychecker.com/brand/price-comparison/viagra/100+mg/
There are online pharmacies with on staff DRs who will do a free online consult with you to make sure you aren’t in a dangerous combo Ned, etc.
Hi Jim – Our online pharmacy Verification Program only allows such online pharmacies that have express permission by law to offer “remote consultation” toward a prescription. Be careful when buying from such sites. Often the remote online consultation with a provider is not adequate for a prescription to be written.
I have a Valid Rx from a licensed U S physician for Cilias 5mg. BUT My Aetna and Blue Cross insurance plan WILL NOT allow me to purchase it… This is for Pulmonary Hypertension to be taken Q Day. The plans only allows 5 pills a month…. 5 pills regardless if it is 5 mg or 50 mg. only 5 pills for a life threatening medication….WHY when I can get the medication (30 or 3 months of 90 pills)thru a Canadian Pharmacy for less than my co-pay….AND BOTH INSURANCE Companies have review this and said “Tuff Luck”
TO FINISH so what is the difference in the Canada medication and can I use it…I would like to live a little longer…and the physicians…have said ONLY the Cilias will work..
If you’re referring to brand Cialis, opposed to generic tadalafil, then you can buy it online at prices much lower than in the U.S. The brand drug may or may not be dispensed from Canada so check with the online pharmacy first. Here are price comparisons: https://www.pharmacychecker.com/brand/cialis-prices.
can i buy reliable viagra, with no fear, and where do you ship from and how long to get.
Hi Sarah – You can buy reliable Viagra online, as explained in this blog post. If you buy it internationally, it can take up to 2-3 weeks. You’ll need a prescription from your provider if you purchase it from a PharmacyChecker-approved online pharmacy.
I have been using generic Viagra for years and the generic (from India) works exactly the same as the high price Viagra brand. I get 140 genetic Viagra for $150 with express shipping and received in 5-7 days.
140, 100mg pills for $150? Can you say where this is and whether or not pharmacy checker has backed them as solid? Do you get a valid US prescription and email it to them? How does the process work for you?
From whom are you getting your via from?. I have been getting mine from Global Pharmacy for 40 pills for $135.
and the stuff is real enough for me. The shipping however takes almost a month.
I buy the pills from India too ..they work great .. I get 90 pills 100mg for 130$shipping and handling included .. I think people want to make it seem its a mistake buying outside of the country but I don’t buy it ..it’s greed .. like I said before I buy from India and it has given me no problem.
This is a valid point but consumers need to make sure they are buying from verified websites, such as those approved by PharmacyChecker.com. When it comes to India, we inspect the pharmacies in our program for high standards of pharmacy practice.
From what website.
Which site? I need a dependable replacement just in case mine disappears. Thx.
which site did you buy from, you mentioned you get from India, could you share the site please.
From what pharmacy? I’d like to order some from that pharmacy asap, please.
Hey Roy- just curious if you ever ended up getting a site to order from and if so -have you done so / are the pills legit / no problems ? Thank you !
Where from? What site Rony.
This seems too good to be true and probably is. My loved one has a valid prescription. Before I forward this link to him, can you tell me how to verify that Pfizer manufactured sildenafil citrate is available as you say and from where exactly? Where exactly can he find 16 100mg tablets for $126.99? I do not want to start clicking on the links contained herein and end up in Tanzania with a thousand spam emails. If this site is for real, you will help me out. I am a Viet Nam era veteran and he is a widower.
Viagra is sold much cheaper from pharmacies in other countries. Yes, I’m talking about the brand name Pfizer product. The international online pharmacies in our program sell it. Viagra is made in more than one location so you’ll have to ask the pharmacy about the Viagra you are purchasing from them.
I do have prescription but having a hard time finding a Legit Canadian pharmacy online that i can buy brand viagra. 16 100mg tablets for $126.99 sounds fair price and i was wondering if you recommend any website that i can buy this from?
I’d like to point out that we do not recommend any one pharmacy over another, but you can view some of the pharmacies we have verified on our Pharmacy Ratings Page: https://www.pharmacychecker.com/online-pharmacy-ratings.asp. Or look for the PharmacyChecker Seal on the pharmacy website.
I hope this is real?? I had bought some pills years before but the never asked any question.. its costing me over $50 a pill in my location.. I Google this and it put me to this site. I have perception for this pill so please help ..
We recommend you only use verified online pharmacies that require a prescription.
Please see more here:
Is it possible to get a prescription for Viagra online? I know that some of the pharmacies in the US that sell Viagra online have consulting physicians that will write prescriptions. Are you aware of any independent physicians that will do so online for a reasonable fee?
PharmacyChecker.com requires all pharmacies that we verify to only dispense medications based on prescriptions that are written by a doctor and submitted by the consumer.
Can someone recommend a reliable online pharmacy for affordable Viagra? I have a prescription, but my previous supplier seems to be out of business.
We do not recommend specific pharmacies, but you can search for verified international online pharmacies at PharmacyChecker.com.
my doctor will not write any ascriptions on paper – all must be sent via the web to the pharmacy. Thus my problem. Where can I find a doctor that does it the old fashioned way – a paper script in my hand? Florida, 33701? anyone?
I have checked pharmacies on PharmacyChecker.com then crossed checked them on another website(legitscript.com / safemedsonline.org)and so far the other website is telling me all the pharmacies so far are unapproved as legit or are in fact ‘rogue’ online pharmacies. Not sure who to believe. I think anyone on here just want to know a legit online pharmacy that several people can say they have used and have received real pills. It is costing me $30 a pill for 50mg Viagra with the current Pfizer discount promo that I can only use two more times then it will be the regular $60 a pill at my local pharmacy.
I’ll just refer you back to the title of the blog post for the truth. Regarding LegitScript/Safemedsonline: they call international online pharmacies “unapproved” that sell medication, including real, safe and effective medication to consumers in the U.S. Studies show that online pharmacies in our program sell only genuine medication and require a prescription: http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2013/09/12/buying-viagra-online-its-very-likely-fake-and-possibly-dangerous-new-data-say/#ffb190673c02.
I’m interested in what choice you make.
Hi Tom, I might be able to help but what state do you live in?
I am looking for the safest online pharmacy to pick up some generic Ciallis or Viagra.
I do have a prescription for Ciallis.
But can only afford “generic”
Do you have any suggestions? The link above send me to one where it’s VIAGRA (not generic) and the prices are better, but still high.
You can compare prices for Sildenafil, the generic version of Viagra here:
I found the generic listing but which of those are reputable?
All of the pharmacies listed on PharmacyChecker.com have to follow the same verification standards, which include verification of pharmacy license, pharmacy inspections, as well as compliance with proper business practices, include privacy policies and safeguarding of customers’ financial information.
Hi i am living in iran . I checked all Pharmacys here but they do not have.
original Viagra. Could sugesst me where or how can i get Viagra.
Many of the online pharmacies we verify ship worldwide, however I don’t know if they ship to Iran.
You would need to consult the pharmacy to find out which countries they ship to.
Please consult our pharmacy ratings page and look for pharmacies that list “Worldwide” in the “Ships To” column:
I have a prescription for a quantity of (30) 100 MG Viagra pills. I have compared prices on this site and the only one pharmacy offers specifically the quantity of “30” which is more costly than lesser quantities. Why is this and can I go for a cheaper offer and will they honor my 30 script?
Pharmacies can be filled for a lower quantity than prescribed by the doctor. The remaining quantity would be available for a subsequent refill.
Pharmacy pricing varies based on many factors and often times the cash price for prescription medications (for both domestic and international pharmacies) will have a cheaper cost per pill for larger quantities.
So here is a problem I rarely see addressed: I have had a prescription for Viagra from my personal Dr. for many years. The cost to buy here in the U.S. is now prohibitive. All the Dr.’s want to send your new prescription electronically to the pharmacy where you have been buying your Viagra in the past. It becomes really difficult to get your hands on your own, legal, paper prescription. Once it is sent electronically to your current pharmacy, you are locked into another year of prices I can’t afford. If your Dr. knows you want the prescription for an out of Country pharmacy, such as an Isreali pharmacy, they won’t give it to you. I tried. Any suggestions?
While some U.S. states now have laws that require that prescriptions are submitted electronically, in many cases you can request that your doctor give you a prescription so that you can use it out of state or for price comparison purposes.
Please see this blog post on NY laws by our CEO Dr. Tod Cooperman:
Also see this post on the situation in Florida by PharmacyChecker’s pharmacist and Vice President for Verification and Information, Kelly Ann Barnes:
Excellent article. I am planning on getting my prescription, and using one of your recommended pharmacies on-line.
I have a question.
I bought from another site and got 70 Pills for $140. It seemed to work fine. Great deal at $2/pill, but definitely no prescription.
I hear on here that you can get 16 pills for $124. Yes, that is much better than $50/each. ($800), an 85% savings, but I also heard that you can also find a 95%.
Do any of your pharmacies offer it up at $5/pill?
Many of the online pharmacies that we verify offer that medication at significant savings, in some cases more than 80%.
Why would you pay more than $1 a pill.
I don’t and they are available everywhere.
I have a cautionary tale. I tried to purchase viagra without a script on a web site picked at random. They took my credit card info and used it for other purchases. Fortunately my credit card company caught it right away and shut down my card. I feel foolish but thankful. I have a scrip for Cealis, but am used to viagra. I don’t like the idea of it being in my system for so long.
I had something similar. i ordered from Canadian Pharmacy and got a call a week later from my credit card company asking me if i was in London cause someone used my card.
have prescription 6 vigara 100 mg.
I have a prescription that was automatically sent to the pharmacy from my dr. Will the pharmacy give me that script is in writing or can the script be transferred to a Canadian pharmacy?
Sean – I don’t know. Some pharmacies will transfer it and others won’t. It’s great idea for some research and a blog post. We’ll get back on this! Thanks.
I need help with viagra.
Hi Sylvester – Well, hopefully this blog post gave you some insight into the price of Viagra online and buying it safely.
Hello Sylvester, I might be able to help you. What state are you located in?
Do prescriptions expire? I have one about a year old from my doctor can I still use it?
You can’t use an expired prescription when ordering from a PharmacyChecker-approved international online pharmacy.
I would like to get viagra at the cheapest price.
Nonsense. Been buying online for years, never had a problem. They are trying to scare u to take your business. Period.
^ I hope that you are right. I just order Viagra 200mg 30pill for $100 with shipment from a website call [DELETED ONLINE PHARMACY NAME] i am not sure how legit is this but i will let you guys know. I found out that the pharmacy is in Canada but my shipment of pills are coming from India.
Thank you for sharing the truth to buy Viagra Online. I order Viagra 50mg 20pill at very reasonable price from Affordable RX Meads who is trusted source from PharmacyChecker.com.
I am amazed how expensive it is.. I have 30 name brand 100mg Viagra and 2 Levitra 20mg left…still fresh, was for exhusb, bt don’t need now. They shld really just be legal for adults, OTC take at own risk. Ppl buy psuedo.. to make meth…jst dumb. I hope this will get taken care of for those who need bc I spend enough on my meds that don’t even touch cost of these, I cant imagine. But, the pharm game is a strong one…far too much $ for them to gain.
I got a prescription for Viagra 100mg and had it filled for the first time at my neighborhood pharmacy. I have 5 more refills but of course they kept the paper prescription. Do I have to go back to my doctor to have them write another one? Viagra has really helped me but I don’t think I can keep spending hundreds of dollars.
To buy Viagra from a PharmacyChecker-verified online pharmacy you will need a valid prescription. Check with the pharmacy to see if you can transfer the prescription. If not, then you would have to get another prescription from your doctor. Don’t buy from sites that don’t require a prescription, as I note in this blog post.
I been buy on line for years 300 ….100mg for less than a buck apeace never had a problem.
Ben where do you get it from. Would like to use a site that someone had used without problem.
Great useful post. Thank you.
I’ve purchased 100mg of Suhagra from 2 sites listed on pharmacychecker.com (Suhagra is generic Viagra mfg by Cipla in India — a VERY well known pharmaceutical company).
It cost me about $24 for 24 pills including S&H.
I’m 100% satisfied with both companies (it appears they are both owned by TVB Group International). For me, the product works exactly the same as Viagra. I’ve noticed zero difference in the therapeutic effects.
i bought from an email that said canadian pharmacy. when i got the package like a month later it was in a white envelope taped together from India? is this medicine safe?