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Can’t I just buy generic Viagra from an online pharmacy?

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 22, 2018.

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by Drugs.com

Counterfeit Viagra is rampant and you should be aware that purchase of a medication from most online, unverified pharmacies or websites may be tainted, counterfeit, or completely ineffective. These products may be imported from foreign countries that have substandard quality control measures. Viagra has been involved with online sales and Internet fraud due to its rapid success, famous name, and preference for confidentiality by some men. In fact, some seized counterfeit Viagra products have contained no drug at all.

According to Pfizer, roughly 80 percent of the top 22 online “pharmacies” that came up in search results for the phrase "buy Viagra" were selling counterfeit pills. In addition, products sold as "all-natural", "herbal", or “generic” Viagra claim to enhance performance; however, these illegal products have not undergone FDA review or approval. Fraudulent Viagra products containing unknown chemical ingredients may pose a serious health risk. Testing by Pfizer has revealed some tainted products contained toxins such as blue printer ink or drywall, and dangerous prescription drugs such as amphetamines (“speed”).

However, with a valid prescription, you can purchase brand name Viagra or generic Viagra from an online verified pharmacy if you live in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. The prescription will be delivered confidentially to your home.

Follow this link from Pfizer to learn more:
https://www.viagra.com/getting/fill-your-prescription-now

References:

https://www.drugs.com/fda/counterfeit-purchased-mexico-133.html
https://www.viagra.com/getting/avoid-counterfeits

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