Viagra Connect: Now Available at Phelans Pharmacy

February 03, 2021 2 min read

Viagra Connect

Viagra Connect® is now available, without a prescription, to patients over 18 years with Erectile Dysfunction (ED), and involves just a brief consultation with one of the Phelans pharmacists.

ED is defined as the persistent or recurrent inability to get or maintain an erection, and affects more men than people realise. It is something that can occur at any age, but it becomes more common as men get older.

Viagra Connect® is a well-established and well-tolerated treatment and successful treatment can also have emotional benefits for many men with ED, helping them to regain their self-esteem, self-confidence and relationship satisfaction, says Mark Sajda, Superintendent Pharmacist at Phelans Pharmacy.

“Men are often reluctant to talk about it, but here in Phelans we try to make it as easy and discreet as possible. We will do a brief patient consultation, where you will be asked a few questions in relation to your health and any medication you may be taking,” he explains.

The pharmacist will use a consultation guide to assess the suitability and to ensure that Viagra Connect® is safe and appropriate for you.

He adds “ED can be associated with a number of underlying conditions, e.g. high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease. As a result, we advise all men to consult their doctor within 6 months for a review of any potential underlying conditions and risk factors associated with ED.

There are some reasons why Viagra Connect® may not be suitable and our pharmacists will be able to advise you on this.”

Lifestyle is important. Eating healthily, taking regular exercise, quitting smoking and moderating alcohol intake will all help to reduce the risk factors for ED and these changes will also improve general health and may help to reduce the risk of heart disease.

He concludes “Our pharmacists are available 7 days a week, and whether you have a consultation over the phone or in one of our consultation rooms, they will put you at ease.”

Viagra Connect® is available without prescription in all Phelans Pharmacies and online at www.phelans.ie.