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Can I Get Viagra without a Prescription?

You will need a prescription to purchase Viagra or any other erectile dysfunction drug in the United States. You can get a script from your doctor or through a complimentary online consultation with one of eDrugstore’s team of licensed U.S. physicians.

Nobody is denying that it would be convenient to purchase Viagra without a prescription.
Even if it cost what it does now, men could save time and the expense of a visit to the doctor’s office if Viagra were available over the counter. And let’s not forget that many men are self-conscious about buying Viagra. Even though erectile dysfunction (ED) affects tens of millions of men, it’s only in the past 15 to 20 years that people have become more comfortable discussing the condition and getting the real facts behind it. There are still plenty of myths about ED, and many men are still reluctant to discuss the condition, even with their partners and doctors.

It makes sense that Viagra without a prescription would make life easier for a lot of men. But the truth is there are some men who should not take it. Most men with ED get relief with Viagra and the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. However, for a small subset of men, the drug can be dangerous.

It’s Prescription for a Reason

Viagra didn’t start out as a medication for ED. When it was first researched more than 20 years ago, the compound in Viagra, sildenafil citrate, was being studied as a treatment for a painful type of heart disease called angina. It didn’t work so great as a treatment for angina, but the side effect of better erections was duly noted, and eventually, research continued into sildenafil as a treatment for erection problems.

In the years since Viagra made its stunning debut as a blockbuster drug for ED, sildenafil has been studied as a treatment for an enormous range of medical conditions affecting both men and women, including stroke, pulmonary hypertension, altitude sickness, and menstrual cramps. Sildenafil causes blood vessels to relax and increase blood flow, and not just in the penis, so it could potentially have plenty of medical uses. But it’s a powerful drug, and so far the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not concluded that Viagra’s safety profile makes it a good candidate for an over-the-counter drug.

No-Prescription Websites?

Sure, if you enter the words “Viagra without a prescription” into a search engine, you will get plenty of results reassuring you that you can simply hand over your payment information and get Viagra (or something purporting to be Viagra) without bothering with a prescription. But there are many reasons why you should never do this.

For one thing, these peddlers know that men don’t want to go to the trouble of getting a prescription, and they may not want anyone to know that they need Viagra. Promising that they’ll get Viagra without a prescription makes it easy to separate men from their money. And if the shipment never arrives, or arrives and is fake, how many men are going to draw attention to themselves by reporting it?

For another, fake Viagra can be dangerous. Some of the less dangerous ingredients found in counterfeit Viagra include house paint, printer ink, and drywall material. Other knock-off Viagra has been much more dangerous, with one batch of fake Viagra actually killing people in Singapore in 2008. It contained an anti-diabetic drug that lowers blood sugar, and it killed 11 men and put 24 into comas.

Are There Other Safe Options?

Order no-prescription Viagra online and you’re likely to end up with a counterfeit drug that’s ineffective and possibly hazardous to your health. 


First of all, most doctors aren’t going to bat an eyelash if you say you might have ED and would like to try Viagra. You can bet that the average doctor is going to see half a dozen more “sensitive” health conditions by the end of the day. They know that ED typically isn’t “all in your head” or due to relationship problems, but a problem of blood flow. And Viagra has been on the market long enough to have an extensive safety profile. So don’t be afraid to broach the topic with your doctor.

Once you have that prescription, if you don’t want to visit your neighborhood pharmacy and risk seeing neighbors or co-workers, you can submit your prescription to any number of reputable online pharmacies and have Viagra shipped to you.

But what if you don’t have a prescription and for whatever reason don’t want to book an appointment with your doctor? You still have options.

How Online Facilitators Work

Online medical facilitators work with pharmacists to dispense Viagra by prescription. Some of them offer services where they can connect men who don’t have prescriptions to medical doctors who can consult with them online, make a determination as to whether they’re good candidates for Viagra, and then, if appropriate, issue a prescription for it. A medical facilitator may charge separately for this service or may include it in the cost of filling the prescription.

Look for a medical facilitator with a verifiable U.S. street address and a phone number that matches up in terms of the area code (even if they have a toll-free customer service number). Don’t be afraid to call and ask questions. Trusted medical facilitators aren’t afraid of questions.

Don’t Take Chances

Sending your credit card or bank account information to an unknown entity from the web that promises you Viagra without a prescription isn’t smart. If it were your brother or your best friend, you’d probably tell him not to do it, so don’t get caught in it yourself. No matter how many rogue “pharmacies” the FDA, Interpol, and other agencies shut down for selling counterfeit Viagra, new ones pop up, and it’s almost impossible to eradicate them. In February of this year alone, there have been major busts of people selling knock-off Viagra in California, South Africa, and the UK.

Conclusion

Buying Viagra without a prescription is dangerous and illegal, but fortunately, you have other options. eDrugstore.com is a medical facilitator that has been working with US-licensed pharmacists and doctors for over 15 years, serving over half a million customers in that time. eDrugstore.com offers competitive prices, ships products quickly, and holds itself to the highest standards of customer service and online privacy and 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+