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What You Should Know Before Buying or Using Online Viagra

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Updated July 03, 2014

Online Viagra may seem too good to be true. The idea that you can order online Viagra without ever talking to a sexual partner or a doctor might feel like a great relief. But like so many things that seem too good to be true, the reality of online Viagra can be quite different than the stock photo fantasy plastered on websites and spam emails across the Internet. Here are some things to know before you add that online Viagra to your shopping cart.

How Viagra Works, Side Effects, and Costs of Online Viagra
Make sure you start by understanding how the real FDA approved Viagra works, what its side effects are, and how much you should expect to spend. At legitimate online pharmacies, online Viagra will be no different than the Viagra you purchase at your local drug store, but unless you know what to expect, you won’t know if you’re getting ripped off online.

The Pros and Cons of Using Online Viagra
Online Viagra may seem like a sexual dream come true, but it really only delivers on one promise, that of firmer erections (and keep in mind, it doesn’t work for all men). The fact is that in some studies almost half the men who tried Viagra chose not to refill their prescriptions. There are many reasons to use online Viagra, and probably just as many not too.

Ordering Online Viagra
Make sure you know how to order online Viagra and where to order it from to ensure that the online Viagra you order is the same drug you receive in the mail.

Beware of Cheap Online Viagra That’s Too Cheap
Many legitimate online pharmacies have sales and promotions, and buying online Viagra will likely be cheaper than buying it in the store. But many websites offering “cheap Viagra” or “discount Viagra” are actually selling what they call “natural Viagra” or “herbal Viagra” which has nothing to do with the real drug. These products should be avoided as they are potentially dangerous and the companies pushing them are trying to trade on a legitimate brand to make a fast buck.

Talk Before You Buy Online Viagra
The second great danger of buying online Viagra is that you can purchase it without ever talking to a real person. Viagra may help with firmer erections, but it won’t improve your sex life, make you a better sexual partner, or bring passion and excitement to a sexual relationship where it didn’t exist before. To do those things you have to work on your sexual relationship, and part of that work is talking about sex.

Sources:

Giannitsas, K., Konstantinopoulos, A., Patsialas, C., Perimenis, P. “Preference for and Adherence to Oral Phosphodiesterase-5 Inhibitors in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction” Patient Preferences and Adherence Vol. 2 (2008): 149–155.

How to Get a Viagra Prescription. Pfizer.

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