Over-the-counter VIAGRA (sildenafil)

Sildenafil citrate is the choice drug for sexual dysfunction in patients with underlying diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, vascular problems, neurological dysfunction and sex hormonal imbalances.

In the year 2000, the sales of sildenafil citrate reached more than 92 percent in the global ED market. Nowadays, it remains the key drug of choice for physicians for the treatment of patients with erectile dysfunction.

But the entry of Cialis and Levitra as well as generic sildenafil citrate (non approved status in US as of writing), considerably decreased the global share stock of Pfizer to about 50%.

To counter this, in 2007, the http://www.viagrageneric.net/ pharmacy chains in England announced and pushed-up over-the-counter sales of Viagra. Any eligible males in the age group of between 30 and 65 years could purchase VIAGRA (sildenafil citrate) tablets over-the-counter.

After consultation with a pharmacist with blood pressure check-ups and glucose/cholesterol profiling, they could buy up to four tablets, without prescription. This move increased the over-the-counter purchase of sildenafil citrate across Europe and in other western countries.

In the third world countries such as India and China, sildenafil citrate is the most abused, recreational drug often used to increase the sexual drive and for better performance.

Some athletes used the drug in sports events for better physical performance and to enhance blood circulation to the muscles to decrease oxygen demand and fatigue. But these benefits are not scientifically proved by the researchers and some of them speculate that this may be a placebo reaction.