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Could Viagra Connect help you? Drug is now available over the counter.

SEX is an important part of most relationships and a lack of intimacy can put a strain on even the most solid partnerships. But Viagra Connect can help take the worry out of sex and achieving an erection, so all couples need to think about is relighting that romantic spark.

Need-to-with Erectile dysfunction is a common problem that affects thousands of men - and yet two-thirds1 do nothing about it and, of those who do, almost three-quarters1 wait two years before seeking help.

Men can feel embarrassed to discuss the condition and as a result it is misunderstood, and in many cases erectile dysfunction goes untreated.

Physical issues are the most common cause of the condition and it happens more frequently as men get older.

However, it can also be a warning sign of other underlying health issues2 such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart conditions, so the earlier someone has a check-up to determine the cause, the better.

In some cases the cause is psychological, issues3 such as depression, emotional problems and anxiety can have a negative effect on a man's ability to achieve an erection, and certain medications can also be a factor.

AVAILABLE NOW

Viagra Connect is now available from your pharmacist without a prescription packs of four and eight 50mg tablets - a dosage works in 74%4 of men - and contains same active ingredient as the prescription-only Viagra, Sildenafil.

Viagra Connect can be purchased by men aged over who are unable to achieve or maintain erection hard enough for sexual intercourse, who are fit enough sexual intercourse and n an ough urse, h for e not prevented from having it for other reasons, such as other medications.

The recommended dose of to-know Viagra Connect is one 50mg tablet with water approximately an hour before sexual activity, but it can work in 30 minutes. Viagra Connect will enable men to achieve an erection in response to sexual stimulation up to four hours after taking it.

For most men, Viagra Connect will work the first or second time they use it but some may need to use the product several times before achieving a response.

It is safe for continued use, but should only be taken once daily. Men are advised to book a checkup with their GP within six months of their first supply.

A pack of four costs PS19.99 (RSP) and an eight-pack is PS34.99 from LloydsPharmacy.

7 NEED-TO-KNOW FACTS ABOUT UT 7 OVER-THE-COUNTER VIAGRA

1 Viagra Connect works by increasing the blood flow to the penis

2 Men who can't get or maintain an erection hard enough for sex can benefit from taking Viagra Connect C

3 Viagra Connect contains the active as prescription-only Sildenafil, same activ ingredient prescripti Viagra

4 Sexual performance won't be improved by taking Viagra Connect, and it won't increase sex drive. However, a 50mg tablet will help most men4 (74%) who are experiencing on erectile dysfunction to achieve and maintain an erection

5 Viagra Connect should only be taken by men who are fit enough to have sex - those who don't get breathless or have chest pains after a brisk 20-minute walk or climbing two flights of stairs

6 Viagra will only be effective when a man is sexually aroused, it won't just automatically generate an erection

7 Men Men can usually still take Viagra Connect if they have well-controlled diabetes and hypertension, mild valvular disease and successful coronary artery bypass grafting, stenting or angioplasty

Discretion is assured at LloydsPharmacy

LloydsPharmacy has taken away the embarrassment factor when it comes to buying Viagra Connect over counter.

To purchase the medicine from the high-street pharmacist, customers can simply pick up a card off the shelf to hand over - they don't even need to ask for the product by name.

From then, pharmacists have a brief discussion before Viagra Connect is dispensed, to determine whether the treatment is safe for the patient to take, as well as offering advice on taking the medication and managing erectile dysfunction.

A pack of four is available for PS19.99. Visit your local LloydsPharmacy to find out more.

NEED TO KNOW NUMBERS

If a man smokes more than one packet of cigarettes a day he has a 50% higher chance of experiencing erectile problems

1/10 men around the world are thought to suffer from erectile dysfunction

High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity are common causes of erectile dysfunction

1in4 men of erectile dysfunction problems are due to physical issues men with ED are under 405 Statistics sourced from http://www.careukhealthcare.com/news/men-urged-not-to-ignore-impotence-problems-1

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Date:Apr 16, 2018
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