Viagra Prescription Cost Nhs

Can you get Viagra (sildenafil) on the NHS?

You will need to make an appointment with your GP. They may wish to carry out an assessment of your erectile dysfunction, and what the cause might be. Erectile dysfunction can be a result of existing health and lifestyle factors such as diabetes, smoking and obesity. Your doctor may want to discuss these issues with you before prescribing sildenafil. There is usually a limit of 4 tablets of sildenafil per month, that can be prescribed on the NHS. If you wish to have more, you will need to obtain a private prescription. You can also buy Viagra over the counter, however, it is usually cheaper to obtain a private prescription.

How much is sildenafil on an NHS prescription?

As of April 2021, the price of any item on an NHS prescription is £9.35. This price usually increases once a year and is likely to increase to £9.55 by April 2022. You do not have to pay for a prescription if you fall into a certain category. For example, if you have certain health conditions such as diabetes or cancer, you are over 60, you are receiving income support or jobseeker’s allowance. You should ask your pharmacist if you unsure whether you have to pay for your prescription or not. If you receive 2 or more regular prescription items per month, you could qualify for a “prescription prepayment certificate”. This is a scheme where you pay £30.25 every 3 months, or £108.10 every 12 months. The prescription prepayment scheme allows you to receive an unlimited supply of medication within the period you have paid for.

How can I buy Viagra?

Viagra is not available on the NHS as it is blacklisted, which means a doctor cannot prescribe it on an NHS prescription. If you wish to obtain Viagra (the branded version), you will need to make a private appointment with a doctor. A doctor will probably charge for their time, and you will have to pay for the private prescription at a pharmacy (If you make a private appointment with your registered GP, they are unlikely to charge you, but you will still have to pay for the cost of the medication on a private prescription). High street pharmacies can charge any price they like, and tend to sell Viagra at a higher cost to online pharmacies. Alternatively, you can order Viagra from an online pharmacy, after completing an online medical consultation. Prices are usually cheaper and you will avoid paying a consultation fee.
Viagra Connect is available to buy online, as well as in most high street pharmacies. If you choose to visit a pharmacy, you will need to have a consultation with a pharmacist before purchase.

Is it safe to buy Viagra and sildenafil online?

Before ordering any prescription medication online, it is important to check the validity of the website. All online pharmacies must display an EU Common Logo (please note, due to Brexit, UK pharmacies are exempt from this as of 1st January 2021). This ensures that the pharmacy you are purchasing from is legal and the medication you are buying is genuine and safe to use. You can also visit the General Pharmaceutical Council to check that the pharmacy is registered. These measures are a legal requirement for all online pharmacies, and are put in place to protect buyers. Websites that do not have this information on their site are illegal and you run the risk of ordering medication that may be counterfeit.

Whilst all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it is not intended to be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please speak to your doctor.

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