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A 19-year-old male asked:

My boyfriend is 21 and wants to try viagra (sildenafil). is there a certain brand? or something safe we could purchase over-the-counter no prescription needed?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
No: There is no form of viagra (sildenafil) that is available without a prescription, nor should he take viagra (sildenafil) without discussing it with his physician. Every drug has side effects that can be dangerous in people with specific medical histories. Viagra (sildenafil) is not a simple drug to enhance normal sexual performance. It is medical therapy for erectile dysfunction. His doctor can determine if it is appropriate for him.
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Not advised: Unless your boyfriend has erectile dysfunction (extremely rare for a man his age) he is not going to find a doctor to prescribe him viagra (sildenafil). Taking medications like this when you don't really need them can cause serious problems and even permanent damage.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Viagra is the brand name for sildenifil. Congeners are Cialis and Lovitra. Using it to enhance sex at 21 seems like an abuse. These cost about $20/pill, and can cause painful, protracted erections. Stick with what you have.
May 14, 2012

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