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Brand name: Viagra TM

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Active ingredients: sildenafil

What it is used for

VIAGRA is indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in adult males. VIAGRA is not indicated for use by women.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Blue rounded diamond shaped film coated tablet engraved with "VGR 50" on one side and "Pfizer" on the other.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS) on April 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

To access RPBS medicines you must hold a DVA Gold Card, DVA Orange Card or DVA White Card (for some medicines only). To learn about Department of Veterans' Affairs health cards, visit Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient sildenafil

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)

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Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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