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Adeel Arshad

Authored on 24 January 2024 by Adeel Arshad,

Reviewed 24 January 2024 by Dr Ruch Karunadasa.

Are you paying too much for your medication?

If you’re using a medicine subscription service for erectile dysfunction medicines you might be paying too much for your medication!

Subscription services have become very popular over recent years, with many products and services available on subscription, where you pay monthly and it just turns up at your home.

It seems like everything is available on subscription these days, with Amazon being one of the first companies to popularise the concept of buying products on subscription. In the case of subscription household products, the pricing is transparent and they show you the discount if you commit to a recurring purchase. But this isn't the case for all subscriptions, where a subscription is the only option.

Erectile dysfunction is more openly discussed

In recent years the topic of erectile dysfunction is more commonly discussed and products such as are now available as a P-Line product that you can buy Viagra over the counter in any pharmacy after a short consultation with a pharmacist.

This is good to see and the perceived embarrassment of erectile dysfunction has greatly eased with access to treatment made more convenient for men. It is a simple fact of life that erectile dysfunction can happen to any man at any age, although it is more common over the age of 40, and it can be caused by a variety of reasons.

Treatment is safe and effective in most cases, but it should be prescribed safely and used appropriately.

The brand name Viagra is often used to describe erectile dysfunction medicines, however it is available in generic form as Sildenafil which is the active ingredient. Other erectile dysfunction treatments are available such as Cialis (or generic tadalafil), Levitra (Vardenafil) and Spedra (Avanafil).

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What is generic Viagra?

Generic Viagra is like any other generic medication, its simply the basic ingredient i.e. the drug in the branded version available without the branding. A good way to think of generic Viagra is like ibuprofen verses Nurofen, with Nurofen being the brand and ibuprofen the generic.

Generic Viagra is 100% safe if dispensed by a pharmacy and used appropriately.

Erectile dysfunction subscriptions services you may have seen on the TV

As more men start to explore the support and convenience of using erectile dysfunction medication we have seen a number of brands advertising on the TV with humorous adverts that may make you smile.

What these services don't tell you is that you are signing up to a subscription until you are reaching the end of the process order process and they don't tell you that it isn’t simple to stop your subscription once its started.

Often there is an attractive introductory offer that reverts to full price once you have received your initial prescription and you will not be surprised to learn that you may actually be paying twice as much for your medication as you should be. Often a subscription can be the most expensive way to buy Viagra.

Where to buy cheap Viagra

The best way to buy Viagra for less is to buy the generic version of the medication. Generic Viagra is the same as the branded Viagra you can buy from Pfizer. All generic Viagra medications are safe and 100% effective. The generic version of Viagra is sildenafil.

At PrivateDoc we sell our medications by the pack and in doing so we can offer patients the best pricing for Viagra and generic alternatives with no commitment or complicated subscription model.

We offer a simple service that is easy to access and easy to reorder from using our App or website.

If you want to get your erectile dysfunction prescription for less PrivateDoc is here for you, we also offer a regular retention discount sale for patients to take advantage of each month.

A common question, is can I get free Viagra? Erectile dysfunction medicines are generally not available on the NHS to most men and in cases where the NHS does support a prescription the normal prescription fee will be applicable, unless the patient is exempt.

I don't want to use Viagra, what are my options?

Some men experience mild side effects from Viagra that are unpleasant and they do not wish to use the treatment. If you have experienced side effects with Viagra it is likely that you will experience the same side effects with generic Viagra (Sildenafil), because it is the same drug.

The good news is that there are other options available such as Cialis (or generic tadalafil), Levitra (Vardenafil) and Spedra (Avanafil). PrivateDoc stocks the complete range of medications for erectile dysfunction so you have this choice. Cialis or generic tadalafil is the most popular alternative to Viagra, it has a longer half life and when taken as a low daily dosage it is very cost effective and there is no need to plan to take a pill to enjoy some intimate time with a partner.

Does PrivateDoc offer medication subscriptions?

We often get asked about subscription options at PrivateDoc and this may be something that we choose to launch for patients in the future.

We will ensure that any subscription from PrivateDoc offers the patient a saving on a normal prescription fee and is easy to pause or cancel.

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