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Brand name: Viagra

Viagra is a brand of tablets containing the active ingredient sildenafil. It is available only with a doctor’s prescription.

Viagra is used to treat impotence in men. Impotence occurs when a man cannot achieve or maintain an erection long enough to have sex. Viagra works by relaxing the blood vessels in the penis, which increases blood flow to the penis and causes an erection. You have to be sexually excited for it to work. Viagra does not increase your sex drive. Viagra is not for use in women.

Viagra is swallowed whole with a full glass of water about one hour before you intend to have sex.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: sildenafil

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Viagra 50 mg film-coated tablet, 4

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

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

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
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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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
1 tablet: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
1 tablet sample pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
12 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
3 tablets sample pack: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
8 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
Pack type 2
Pack type 2
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 October 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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