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The different ways of getting ED drugs

The different ways of getting ED drugs

Erectile dysfunction drugs have become increasingly available and more widely accessible. This allows more men to get the treatment they need when they encounter erectile dysfunction problems.

However, the issue is still a sensitive one for many and online options can provide a discreet way to seek help without having to attend a face-to-face appointment.

In India, you can get ED medication only through prescriptions. On this page, we’ll discuss the various ways you can get ED drugs.

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How can I get Viagra in person?

If you want to get Viagra in person at a local pharmacy, you’ll first need to have an appointment with a doctor. During your consultation the doctor will be able to assess your condition and decide what ED medication will be suitable for you. Once they write a prescription for your ED medicine based on your diagnosis, you’ll be able to choose a pharmacy where you can pick up your medication in person. You’ll still need to answer some questions about your health and symptoms to make sure it’s suitable.

Can you get Viagra over the counter?

In India, you need a doctor’s prescription to get Viagra – and to get one of these you will need to answer a few questions with a doctor. Only when the doctor agrees that this medication could help you, will they be able to provide you with a prescription.

Once you have the doctor’s prescription, you can walk into any local pharmacy to get your ED medication. It is important to answer the doctor’s questions with complete honesty for them to be able to help you with the right medication.

Getting Viagra from local pharmacies

05EASE-linked-conditions (1)Once your doctor helps you with a prescription for the right medication, you will find that most local pharmacies near you, stock ED medication. It’s become so widely accessible, in fact, that if you were to Google ‘Viagra near me’ you’d likely find local pharmacy options close to you.

Your doctor will usually prescribe ED medications that either contain Sildenafil, Tadalafil or Vardenafil based on your interaction with them. You may be able to get natural supplements from local pharmacies which are anecdotally used to treat ED and libido. These include a number of plant and root-based medications, but there is little evidence to suggest they work.

Where can you get your ED medication online

Lots of ED medications are available online from a number of regulated pharmacies, like us here at Treated. It’s important to ensure you source ED medication safely from a licensed provider.

If you’re getting your treatment online in India, sellers need to be registered as a pharmacy with the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). E-pharmacies also have to be registered with the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), India’s primary drug regulation and licensing authority.

Getting Viagra from online pharmacies

promise1-1.svgOnline pharmacies have become more common, accessible and better regulated in recent years.

Legitimate online pharmacies that are registered with the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), work with qualified prescribing staff and ensure that ED medication is only issued based on a doctor’s prescription.

What does the process involve?

07How-to-stop-an-erection-e1652111467887Firstly, you can expect to take an online doctor’s consultation for ED. This might be a phone or video call, but could also come as an online questionnaire. You’ll be asked about your general health and ED symptoms, as well as any health conditions you may suffer or medicines you currently take.

Once the ED questionnaire is complete, it’ll be reviewed by a healthcare professional who is registered to prescribe. You can check the status of independent prescribers on the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI).

If the doctor thinks ED treatment is safe and suitable, they may recommend treatment and write an e-prescription. The pharmacy will then dispense your medication and it’ll be shipped directly to you.

Buying ED drugs safely online

When you buy ED drugs like Viagra, Manforce, or Suhagra online in India, it’s important to ensure you’re doing it safely and within the law.

Though laws have adapted to better regulate the internet, and what you can purchase online, it’s still possible to buy potentially dangerous treatments for ED. To ensure you’re consulting safely, and whether the medication you are getting is genuine, there are some checks you can make:

  • Registered pharmacy – only pharmacies that are registered with the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) can sell pharmacy medication online. Check for their logos on e-pharmacy websites.
  • Registered prescribers – you can only buy ED drugs online if you have a pre-existing prescription from your doctor who must be qualified by the National Medical Commission and should be enrolled in the Indian Medical Registry. You can always ask your doctors for their registragition id.
  • Price Regulation – the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is a government led body that enforces prices and availability of the medicines in India. To ensure that the online pharmacy you choose is abiding by the price regulations set by the NPPA, make sure you conduct a quick online check regarding the prices listed at other pharmacies online.
  • Legitimate online pharmacies and treatment providers will want to provide you with accurate information about the medicines that is sourced well. It might be worth double checking the information on a reputable health source like the The Department of Pharmaceuticals.
  • Be wary of websites that offer discounts like ‘buy one get one free’ offers or use phrases like ‘buy Viagra online cheap’. This could be a sign of illegitimate sellers engaging in prohibited sales tactics to try and lure you into buying.
  • Lastly, if you’re ever unsure about anything online remember you can always speak to your own doctor instead.

Talk to us about ED treatment

You can also get Suhagra and Viagra online right here at Treated. We’re registered with the PCI which is regulated by the Government of India and we only employ registered prescribers for you to consult with.

Our experts are on hand to guide you through getting your ED treatment. Answer some basic questions about your health and symptoms, which we’ll then review. You can subscribe to the best ED medication plan to suit you, which is inclusive of regular delivery and unlimited access to our medical team.

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