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Viagra will be available without a prescription from pharmacies

Viagra will be available without a prescription from pharmacies

Viagra will be available without a prescription from pharmacies

Viagra Connect - a newly branded name for the famous medicine for men suffering from impotence - will be available over the counter in the coming weeks.

Viatris yesterday announced the launch of the medicine to be known as Viagra Connect as a non-prescription, pharmacy-supplied treatment.

Sildenafil, commonly known by its brand name Viagra, was the first oral drug for erectile dysfunction to hit the market in 1998 and has been prescribed for more than 64 million men.

A spokeswoman said the hope is that the availability of Viagra Connect in Irish pharmacies will encourage men to get help for the condition.

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It should facilitate early diagnosis and the management of both erectile dysfunction and underlying cardiovascular conditions.

"In order to purchase the product, men will need to answer some questions about their health so that the pharmacist can determine whether Viagra Connect is suitable for them," the spokeswoman said.


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