Viagra Connect - Erectile dysfunction treatment
  • Works in 1hr, lasts up to 4hrs
  • Effective in 60-70% of cases
  • Works in the same way as Viagra and Sildenafil

Viagra Connect (branded Sildenafil)

Viagra Connect is available only in 50mg doses. For many men, it's an effective ED treatment.

Viagra Connect - Erectile dysfunction treatment
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Alternative treatment: Sildenafil

  • Works in 1hr, lasts up to 4hrs
  • Effective in 60-70% of cases
  • Works in the same way as Viagra and Sildenafil

Generic or branded treatments?

Some treatments contain the same active ingredient but are sold under different names. If the active ingredient and the dosage are the same, the treatments will have the same effect and work in the same way. 

Generic Branded
Same active ingredient
Works in the same way
Often less expensive

About Viagra Connect

  • Taking Viagra Connect

    Take one tablet 1hr before sex. Works best on an empty stomach. Effects can last for up to 4hrs. Never take more than one tablet within 24hrs. Alcohol will limit Viagra Connect's effectiveness. Do not combine Viagra Connect with other ED medicines.

  • How it works

    Viagra Connect's active ingredient (sildenafil citrate) increases blood flow to the penis. It enables a firmer, longer-lasting erection if you are sexually aroused.

    The treatment will not resolve the underlying physical cause of your ED or increase your sexual desire.

  • Side effects

    Side effects are uncommon, but can include nausea, vomiting, back pain, diarrhoea and an allergic rash. Some men also experience facial flushing, headaches, light headedness, nasal congestion, indigestion, palpitations (racing heartbeat), and blurred vision.

    For full information on side effects and correct use, see the patient information leaflet.

  • Effectiveness

    Viagra Connect treats ED in 60-70% of cases. If you have eaten a large meal or drunk more than 1-2 units of alcohol, you may find it is less effective.

    We advise trying an ED treatment 8 times before giving up, considering a higher dose, or seeking an alternative.

  • Strength and dosage

    The only available dose is 50mg. If you require a higher (100mg) or lower (25mg) dose, you can try Sildenafil or Viagra, which contain the same active ingredient. Your age, height, weight, and the severity and cause of your ED will affect which dose is suitable.

    Higher doses come with an increased chance of developing side effects.

  • Safety: taking other medicines

    If you are taking alpha-blockers (such as doxazosin or tamsulosin), you should wait at least 6 hours between taking those and taking Viagra Connect.

    You will be unsuitable for Viagra Connect if you are taking nicorandil or nitrates, such as GTN spray or isosorbide mononitrate tablets to treat angina.

    It is important that you let us know which prescription, over-the-counter medicines and recreational drugs you are taking so that we can prescribe Viagra Connect safely.

  • Alternative treatments

    Some men find counselling helpful as a means of exploring and treating psychological causes for ED.

    If Viagra Connect does not work for you, contact us via your Patient Record so that we can discuss your treatment options. View all our ED treatments.

  • Reordering & subscription

    To reorder Viagra Connect, go to your Patient Record and select ‘reorder’. You will be required to fill in the online questionnaire each time you reorder.

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