Purchasing and acquiring your prescription medications no longer always requires the traditional wait in line at the local neighbourhood pharmacy. This includes medications for your erectile disfunction, like Viagra.

There are a couple of ways to purchase Viagra, in the brand name form or the generic form. Viagra does require a valid doctor’s prescription. Once this is obtained, it can be purchased from a brick and mortar pharmacy or through an online pharmacy. It is illegal to purchase or sell Viagra without a prescription from a qualified professional.

Buying Online

Online pharmacies have made getting prescriptions filled exceedingly convenient. Your doctor can send the prescription directly to the pharmacy, which will fill it and send it directly to your door. Much time is saved.

However, there are many things to be aware of when purchasing medication online and it is important to do your research. All online pharmacies must obtain a legally valid prescription from a doctor before any medication can be dispensed. This means getting either a paper prescription or an electronic one. The individual can post the prescription at this point, but an email prescription is not valid.

Here are some tips on what to look for when purchasing Viagra online:

  • Look to see that the website requires the aforementioned valid prescription, otherwise it is illegal.
  • Check for claims that the company sells ‘generic’ ED drugs. Many country’s drug regulating institutions have not approved sales of these generic drugs online. This means the medication could be counterfeit and could have adverse effects.
  • There are only three doses of the drug available. These doses are 25, 50, and 100 milligrams in tablet form. Any other form, like a supposedly “extra strength” or fast dissolving version are not approved or safe. This also includes claims of soft tab or for Women.
  • Always check for phone numbers and addresses. This help to ensure that the site is not selling unregulated drugs from overseas.
  • Be sure to check for Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) and other online pharmacy accreditations. These will ensure that the site is reliable and secure.

Doing your homework is ultimately for your safety, both economically and physically. An illegitimate pharmacy at best could overcharge you for a regular Viagra, at worse could sell you a fake or an unregulated version of the drug that could potentially be dangerous.

However, despite the above cautions, there are many conveniences to buying online.

Some of the many advantages to safely and legally obtaining Viagra online are as follows:

  • Ease of being able to compare sites for different prices in order to find the best one.
  • There is often a greater availability of medication online, especially those who may be confined to home, or live a distance from a pharmacy.
  • The ability for the customer to be able to talk to a pharmacist in the privacy of their own home.
  • Much easier access to written information about the medication. There is also easier access to online references and other sources of information that are not available at traditional storefronts.
  • Especially for medications like Viagra, the embarrassment associated with going into a store and picking up a medication and talking to a pharmacist is alleviated and the consumer’s privacy is completely protected.

 

Online Pricing

A big motivation for those who like to buy medication online is that the medication is usually considerably cheaper, especially if purchasing in larger quantities. The bigger the quantity purchased, the bigger the savings for the consumer. But again, always be certain to verify any websites being used as licensed vendors for prescriptions.

How to Order Online

This can sometimes be a tricky process if it is the first time ordering medication online. The first step is to always have a conversation with your doctor and receive a prescription for Viagra. Some doctors are willing to provide you with an electronic prescription if you know that you will choose an internet pharmacy.

Some online pharmacies offer many ways to get the medication desired. Sometimes it’s as easy as choosing the treatment that one is looking for, select options desired, choose brand, and then select start consultation.

At this point the consumer will be directed to a free online consultation in the form of a series of short questions that look into medical history and related treatment. These are the same types of questions a doctor would ask in a typical setting. At the end of the question portion, if the doctor has deemed the answers suitable the order will then be reviewed and approved or rejected by an approved registered doctor.