Breaking News
Home / Health / “Viagra Potency” UK reserves prescription requirement for Viagra
"Viagra Potency" UK reserves prescription requirement for Viagra

“Viagra Potency” UK reserves prescription requirement for Viagra

“Viagra Potency” UK reserves prescription requirement for Viagra

In the UK men can now buy potency pills without prescription in the pharmacy. This should slow down the trade in counterfeit tablets.

Viagra has been on the market for almost 20 years, sildenafil tablets help to prevent erectile dysfunction. Now Britain has decided to free a Viagra preparation in 50 milligrams of active ingredient per tablet from the prescription requirement. This is announced on Tuesday by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Men over the age of 18 can now buy the pills without prescription in the pharmacy. Prerequisite, however, is a conversation with the local technical staff. Among other things, men with severe cardiovascular disease or kidney failure should not simply receive the tablets in the pharmacy – but continue to only under medical supervision. Pharmacists may, if necessary, recommend taking a doctor.

According to MHRA, this step will help “guide men who would otherwise not seek help in the health care system”. So they would not be exposed to the risks associated with buying potency pills through illegal websites. In the past five years, the MHRA claims to have secured unauthorized and fake potency pills worth more than £ 50 million (€ 56 million). Counterfeits contain in part other active ingredients or the active ingredient in too high a concentration, whereby the intake can be very dangerous.

The EU refused

As early as 2008, Viagra manufacturer Pfizer had applied to the European Medicines Agency Ema to lift the prescription requirement for the active substance. However, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) had rejected the request .

Among other things, the decision justified the decision with the various causes underlying an erectile dysfunction – including diseases of the coronary vessels, which lead to circulatory disorders of the penis. Also, the information to take the drug is complex and the risks of wrong taking large, the Ema justified their decision.

After a long break Poland was finally the first European country to change the prescription requirement. In the spring of 2016, a generic drug manufacturer convinced the authorities to be able to sell their copy of Viagra without a prescription.

In 2014, New Zealand was the first country in the world to have abolished the prescription requirement for a sildenafil drug. In Germany, the topic is not widely discussed so far.

 Trending Articles:

About Naqvi

Check Also

Pedometer & Fitness Tracker

Pedometer & Fitness Tracker for PC ( Windows & Mac ) Free Download

Pedometer & Fitness Tracker for PC ( Windows & Mac ) Free Download Across the …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: