What is the difference between Viagra and Viagra Connect, and which one can you buy over the counter at Boots?

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AS of April 2018, erectile dysfunction medication Viagra is available to buy over the counter without the need for a prescription.

But where can you pick it up from and how much does it cost?

 Men over the age of 18 can now buy Viagra Connect over the counter Men over the age of 18 can now buy Viagra Connect over the counter

What's the difference between Viagra and Viagra Connect?

Viagra and Viagra Connect both have the same active ingredient, sildenafil citrate, which temporarily increases blood flow to the penis enabling an erection when aroused.

Typically Viagra comes in three doses, 25mg, 50mg and 100mg, but Viagra Connect is only available in the 50mg dose.

You can get hold of packs of four or eight tablets of Viagra Connect, with the blue diamond-shaped tablets looking the same as Viagra.

The only difference in the appearance is that Viagra Connect tablets have V50 stamped on the side, and Viagra tablets have VGR followed by 25/50/100 depending on the dosage.

 Typically Viagra comes in three doses, 25mg, 50mg and 100mg, but Viagra Connect is only available in the 50mg dose.Alamy Typically Viagra comes in three doses, 25mg, 50mg and 100mg, but Viagra Connect is only available in the 50mg dose.

Can I buy Viagra or Viagra Connect over the counter at Boots?

The Viagra available to buy has been marketed under the brand name of Viagra Connect.

As of April 16, 2018, Viagra Connect is available over the counter.

Men will be able to buy a pack of four pills from a pharmacist at Tesco, Asda and Morrisons for £19.99.

As well as at supermarkets, blokes will be able to pick up the erectile dysfunction medication from Superdrug, Lloyds Pharmacy and Well Pharmacy.

The pills were sold exclusively by Boots for two weeks before going on sale in other stores. Boots has also been selling them online.

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