The differences and similarities between Viagra and Viagra Connect

The differences and similarities between Viagra and Viagra Connect

Here is everything you need to know about the difference between Viagra and Viagra Connect...

Viagra and Viagra Connect are both popular Erectile Dysfunction drugs.  Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual health disorder where a man fails to get or maintain erections. This is very common amongst men, between the age of 40 and 60 and can cause great stress and distress if not treated. 

Several factors can cause ED:

  • Psychological/emotional issues like stress or anxiety
  • Alcoholism
  • Heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other diseases
  • Low testosterone levels

Depending on the cause of your erectile dysfunction, a doctor or medical practitioner can prescribe an ED treatment to you. However, medicines such as Viagra and Viagra Connect are known to be very effective in improving ED symptoms and can be ordered online.

The similarities and the differences between Viagra and Viagra connect:

Ingredients:

  • Viagra and Viagra connect both contain the same active ingredient, sildenafil citrate which treats ED.

Packaging:
  • The packaging of both the drugs is different, however the contents of the tablets are the same. 
Manufacturer:
  • Both products are a brand of sildenafil produced and manufactured by Pfizer. 
Prescription and non-prescription drugs:
  • The main difference between Viagra and Viagra Connect is that Viagra Connect can be bought from a pharmacy without a prescription from a doctor. 
  • Sometimes Viagra Connect is referred to as 'over the counter Viagra'. This is so, because it is available to buy over the counter at any pharmacy after a quick assessment by the pharmacist. 
  • However the Viagra tablets need to be prescribed by a doctor. 

Strengths:
  • Another difference is that Viagra Connect is only available in the 50mg strength. 
  • While three strengths of Viagra tablets can be prescribed: 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg.

Effectiveness and efficiency: 

  • Viagra and Viagra Connect are essentially the same drug, with the same active ingredient, just in different strengths which is what makes Viagra Connect safe as an 'over the counter' drug. This is why they are equally efficient and effective. 
  • Viagra Connect is said to be 74% effective in improving erections. As long as you are not experiencing any side effects, you can try the tablets on at least 4 separate occasions. 
  • If there is still no effect, speak to your doctor. Your doctor may increase the dose or prescribe another ED treatment. Taking Viagra Connect when drinking alcohol may also make the drug less effective. 

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