Erectile Dysfunction :: Anti impotence drug Viagra available without prescription from Valentine’s Day

The anti-impotence drug Viagra will be available on the High Street without a prescription from Valentine’s Day, reported by BBC.

Impotence, often called erectile dysfunction, refers to the male’s inability to achieve or maintain an erection long enough to engage in sexual intercourse.

Boots the chemist is introducing a trial scheme at three of its branches in Manchester. Men aged between 30 and 65 will be able to buy four pills for ?50 after a consultation with the pharmacist.

The pilot scheme begins on 14 February – Valentine’s Day.

Viagra is a trademark used for the drug sildenafil citrate. First oral drug for male impotence, generic name sildenafil. Before the FDA approved Viagra in 1998, impotence was treated with surgical implants, suppositories, pumps, and drugs injected into the penis. Taken as a pill shortly before sexual intercourse, Viagra selectively dilates blood vessels in the penis, improving blood flow and allowing a natural sexual response. It works in about 70% of cases; it should not be used by anyone taking nitroglycerin or with heart problems, hypotension, hypertension, recent stroke, or certain eye disorders.