• Intimate Health for Men

  • Did you know that the “little blue pill” is available over the counter from your Pharmacist?

    Many men at some time of their life will have problems getting an erection or keeping an erection. This problem is more common with increasing age and has many possible causes from being overweight, having diabetes or being a smoker to stress, depression or performance anxiety.

    The good news is that Sildenafil also known as Viagra, Vedafil or Silvasta can be purchased without a prescription at Life Pharmacy Blenheim following a discreet, confidential consultation with a trained pharmacist to determine eligibility for supply.

    Consultation with the pharmacist will take about 20 minutes the first time and will include a short health check including taking your blood pressure. Repeat supplies will only take a few minutes to supply, provided your health hasn't changed since.

    Sildenafil isn't suitable for all men.

    Some men should not take erectile dysfunction (ED) medicines. For example, men on certain medications or men who have had a recent heart attack or stroke. Your Pharmacist or Doctor will need to ask you some general health questions to ensure that Sildenafil is appropriate for you.

    Criteria for supply of Sildenafil include:

    • Male aged 35-70 years old
    • Suffer from erection problems / erectile dysfunction
    • Have not recently had a heart attack or stroke or taking certain medications including nitrates.

    You MUST NOT take Sildenfil if you are taking nitrate medicines which are prescribed for angina (chest pain) or heart problems, or guanylate cyclase stimulators like adempas (Riociguat) for pulmonary hypertension. It may cause a severe drop in your blood pressure which may be difficult to treat. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently being, or have been, treated for angina or heart conditions.

    If you would like to know more about Sildenafil treatment for erectile dysfunction or find out if it might be right for you, have a chat with your pharmacist.