VIAGRA CONNECT

Viagra Connect: It can play a role in your love story

Is Viagra Connect right for you?

Daily life can sometimes get in the way of your sex life. When it does, Viagra Connect is here to help.

Who it’s for: Viagra Connect is for adult men (over 18 years of age) who have erection problems (EPs) – what doctors might call erectile dysfunction (ED).

Who it isn’t for: If you are a woman, a man under 18, or do not have EPs, then Viagra Connect isn’t the right treatment for you.

Are you taking other medicines? Some medicines can interact with Viagra Connect, so you’ll be asked what else you might be taking before you can buy it.

Do you have any other health conditions? Some men will have issues with their health that make Viagra Connect unsuitable for them. This is why you’ll be asked a few straightforward questions about your health before you can buy it.

For more information about who Viagra Connect is suitable for please read the Patient Information Leaflet, available from the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC), or speak to your pharmacist.

Simple to take

Take one Viagra Connect one hour before sex. Don’t take more than one tablet a day.

Any questions?

Viagra Connect is a treatment for men with erection problems. If you have any questions about how it works, or where to buy it, visit the FAQ.

How do I take Viagra Connect?

Viagra Connect: 1 tablet 1 hour before sex

When taking Viagra Connect, always follow the directions on the Patient Information Leaflet included in the pack:

• Take one tablet about one hour before sex

• Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water

• Do not take more than one tablet a day

Take Viagra Connect as directed to help you get the best results.

Try and do the following to get the most out of Viagra Connect:

• Get in the mood

Viagra Connect usually starts to work within 30–60 minutes, so you can be ready when you need to be. Remember, taking Viagra Connect isn’t going to give you an instant erection; you need to be sexually aroused for it to work. You and your partner should engage in foreplay, just like you would if you weren’t taking medicine for erectile dysfunction (ED) – the medical name for erection problems (EPs).

• Relax

There’s no rush. Viagra Connect works for up to four hours after you take it – it will still work within this period of time, in response to sexual stimulation.

• Watch what you eat

Viagra Connect can be taken with or without food. But if you take it after a meal that has a lot of fat in it, like a burger and chips, it might take abit longer to start working.

• Get familiar.

If it’s been a long time since you had an erection, try masturbating before having sex so you can get used to the feeling of having an erection again.

• Don’t give up

If Viagra Connect doesn’t work first time, don’t worry, getting used to having an erection again can take a while. Next time you’re ready, take another tablet – but never more than one a day.

• Keep your options open

If Viagra Connect doesn’t work for you after several separate tries, talk to your pharmacist or doctor. You might need a different treatment –either for your erection problems, or for a condition that is contributing to them.

• Always read the instructions.

The Patient Information Leaflet, which you’ll find in the Viagra Connect box, tells you exactly what to do to get the best results from Viagra Connect, so it’s worth reading. In fact, it’s essential.

Frequently asked questions about Viagra Connect

Q: What does Viagra Connect do?

A: Viagra Connect is a medicine that helps adult men with erectile dysfunction (ED) – the medical name for erection problems (EPs). It is available from Boots.com or your local Boots store and you don’t need a prescription to buy it.

Q: What’s in Viagra Connect?

A: 50 mg of the active ingredient sildenafil.

Q: How does Viagra Connect work?

A: It relaxes the blood vessels in your penis so more blood can flow into it. That means when you are sexually aroused you get and keep an erection hard enough for sex.

Q: How long does Viagra Connect last?

A: It stays active in your body for up to four hours. It then gets broken down by the liver and is removed in the faeces and urine.

Q: What are the side effects of Viagra Connect?

A: All medicines can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effect of Viagra Connect, affecting more than one in 10 men, is a headache. To find out more read the Patient Information Leaflet available from the electronic Medicines Compendium.

Q: Is there such a thing as ‘Herbal Viagra Connect’?

A: No. If a product is advertised as ‘Herbal Viagra Connect’, it is not Viagra Connect. Viagra Connect is not a herbal medicine.

About taking Viagra Connect:

Q: How long does Viagra Connect take to work?

A: About 30–60 minutes. You need to be sexually aroused for it to help give you an erection, but Viagra Connect works for up to four hours after you take it.

Q: How often can I take Viagra Connect?

A: You can only take one Viagra Connect tablet a day.

Q: Can I take Viagra Connect if I’m taking other medicines at the same time?

A: Some medicines can’t be taken with Viagra Connect. If you are taking other medicines, talk to your pharmacist about them. You’ll find more about this in the Patient Information Leaflet.

Q: Can women take Viagra Connect?

A: No. Only men aged 18 years and older with erectile dysfunction (the medical name for erection problems) can take Viagra Connect.

Q: What should I do if I’ve taken more than one tablet by mistake?

A: If you take more than one Viagra Connect tablet in a day you should seek medical advice.

Q: How do I get the best results from Viagra Connect?

A: Follow the instructions in the Patient Information Leaflet inside the Viagra Connect pack, or read the short guide above.

Q: What if Viagra Connect doesn’t work?

A: Viagra Connect should work the first or second time you try it. If you still aren’t getting and keeping an erection after several separate attempts, talk to your pharmacist or see your doctor. They will be able to talk to you about different treatments, or any other issues with your health that might be contributing to your erection problems.

VIAGRA CONNECT

Viagra Connect® 50mg film-coated tablets. Contains: Sildenafil. For Erectile Dysfunction in Adult Men. Always read the label.

PP-VUJ-GBR-0662 June 2021.