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Can I get medication for erectile dysfunction (ED) on the NHS?

Yes, medication for erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is available on the NHS.

What type of medication for erectile dysfunction is available on the NHS?

Generic Viagra such as generic sildenafil and apomorphine hydrochloride is available.  

Avoid buying erectile dysfunction drugs on the internet

It's possible to buy ED medication on the internet, but this is not recommended. These medications are not regulated, and the amount of active ingredients in them can vary, with some leading to unpleasant side effects.

Treatment for ED depends on what’s causing it. If ED is caused by a medical condition, treating this condition may resolve the problem. Therefore, if you think you have symptoms of ED, it’s important to see your GP.

Read more information about treatments for ED, including lifestyle changes that could help.

Read the answers to more questions about men’s health.

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Page last reviewed: 04/11/2014

Next review due: 15/11/2016