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7 Reasons to Only Choose Trusted Viagra Sellers

Viagra is still widely counterfeited. There’s no reason to buy it from sketchy sources when it can be ordered online safely, and with oversight from US-licensed physicians and pharmacists.

 

Viagra, or products claiming to be Viagra, are sold online from all over the world, at a bewildering range of price points.

Viagra can be obtained online safely, as long as you can confirm that you are buying it from a trusted source. There are countless scam artists out there who are more than happy to separate people from their money and then send them knock-off Viagra or steal their payment and identity information. Your health and your finances are important, so you have to protect both when you shop online for Viagra. Here are 7 reasons you should only buy from trusted Viagra sellers.

Viagra Is One of the Most Counterfeited Drugs Ever

Viagra is one of the most counterfeited medications – if not the most counterfeited – ever. It’s the perfect drug to fake, because it’s fairly high priced, it addresses a need of tens of millions of men, and it addresses a problem that many men have difficulty talking about, even with their doctors. Recent busts in California and in the UK show that enthusiasm for counterfeiting hasn’t died down, and that’s after Pfizer’s patent protection ran out in the UK and generics became available at low cost.

Importing Drugs Is Illegal Except in Narrowly Defined Instances

Sure, border agents tend to look the other way when a busload of senior citizens returns to the US from Canada after having visited pharmacies there. But the letter of the law is that except under strictly defined circumstances, importing prescription drugs into the US is illegal. And those strictly defined circumstances don’t include finding “Viagra” for a dollar a pill in Malaysia. If you get caught, you’ll lose a lot more than just the money charged to your credit card for the product.

Those Canadian Sites May Not Really Be Canadian

Foreign peddlers of substances purported to be Viagra know that Americans love Canadians and implicitly trust them. They also know that crossing the border to get cheaper prescription drugs is a fairly common practice. That’s why they try to convince you that they’re located in Canada when in reality they may be located anywhere. Unless you see a verifiable Canadian street address and phone number and verify for yourself that they are legitimate, you can’t trust that a “Canadian” site is actually in Canada.

Do You Really Want Cheap Drug Peddlers to Have Your Payment Information?

Viagra is a fairly pricey drug, and will continue to be in the US probably until the year 2020, when Pfizer’s patent for the drug runs out here. Does it really make sense to hand over personal and credit card information to someone claiming to have Viagra for a couple of dollars per tablet? If you’re lucky, they’ll just be sugar pills, but still, they have your payment information. Is entrusting these businesses with such sensitive information really wise? Online theft and identity theft are very real, and extricating yourself from an identity theft situation is protracted and painful.

You have to be careful who you share your credit card information with.

 

Trusted Sellers Will Help You Verify Authenticity

Pfizer assigns lot numbers to batches of Viagra, and when those lots are sold out, the lot numbers are retired. Sellers of fake Viagra reuse old lot numbers. If you buy Viagra from a trusted source, you’ll have the information you need to confirm that it’s the genuine product and not a knock-off. One of the fake lot numbers, 314833021, is so common that scientists for Pfizer who analyze suspected counterfeit pills have it memorized. It’s turned up on counterfeit Viagra shipments in many places around the world.

You’ll Have One Less Thing to Worry About in Romantic Situations

If you are a man with erectile dysfunction, and you obtain Viagra from a trusted source, that means when you find yourself in a romantic situation with your partner, you don’t have to have any second thoughts about whether you purchased a fake product. You don’t have to wonder if you might have purchased a product containing wallboard, printer ink, rat poison, or an anti-diabetic drug. When you’re alone with your partner, you certainly don’t want to be thinking about what’s actually in the medication you just swallowed.

You’re Making the Right Decision for Your Health and Lifestyle

Finally, you should always choose a trusted source for purchasing Viagra because it’s your health. If you find a source selling something that is supposed to be Viagra for a couple of dollars, it’s probably fake, and in a worst case scenario, it could be seriously harmful. Sure, Viagra is a fairly expensive drug, but risking your health to save a few dollars can really put a crimp in your enjoyment of time spent with your partner, as can an unexpected trip to the emergency room. Taking chances is simply not worth it.

What to Look for in a Trusted Viagra Source

If you’re uncomfortable dropping off a prescription for Viagra at your local pharmacy, you’re not alone. Just make sure you choose your online source for Viagra carefully. First, choose a source that’s physically located inside the United States to avoid the problem of illegally importing medication. Look for a street address (not a P.O. Box) and phone number you can verify.

Make sure your source for Viagra requires a prescription before dispensing it. These sellers allow you to fax or email a prescription, and people who don’t have a prescription may be connected with licensed physicians who can issue one. Your online Viagra source should also work with pharmacists who are licensed to work in the US. If a seller of Viagra doesn’t require a prescription or doesn’t work with pharmacists, stay away. It’s a good idea to call up the company’s customer service line to ensure someone answers and knows what they’re talking about. A legitimate source won’t mind your checking up to make sure they’re the real thing.

eDrugstore.com has been a trusted provider of Viagra for over 20 years, serving over half a million customers. We work with US-licensed pharmacists and offer genuine Viagra at competitive prices. We’re also committed to outstanding customer experience, quick, convenient shipping, and the highest standards for privacy and online ordering security.

Don Amerman has spent more than three decades in the business of writing and editing. During the last 15 years, his focus has been on freelance writing. For almost all of his writing, He has done all of his own research, both online and off, including telephone and face-to-face interviews where possible. Don Amerman on Google+