Can you overdose on Viagra?

Can you overdose on Viagra?
Eddie is a subscription service that delivers Viagra Connect to your door quickly and discreetly.

If you believe you have taken too much Viagra or are experiencing adverse side effects, call 111 or 999 immediately.

You may have heard horror stories in the news about men who have taken (far!) too many of the little blue pill and done themselves some serious damage. A man in Columbia had to have his penis amputated after “intentionally” taking too much Viagra, and someone who took 35 doses “for laughs” ended up in hospital.

These stories sound horrendous but thankfully they’re pretty rare. For every horror story you hear there are millions of occasions where Viagra does no harm at all.


Be honest

Unfortunately, like all medicines, Viagra can be dangerous if you take it incorrectly. When you get a Viagra prescription from your doctor, or buy Viagra Connect from a pharmacist or online subscription service such as Eddie, you’ll be asked a series of questions about your medical history.

These questions make sure you don’t have a medical condition or are taking another medicine which will make it unsafe for you to take Viagra Connect.

Some combinations can have dangerous consequences, so keep your doctor or pharmacist updated in changes to your health and medicines. For example, if you’re taking nitrates alongside Viagra, your blood pressure risks dropping to a dangerously unsafe level.

Be totally honest with your doctor about all medicines you’re taking, even those you’ve purchased over the counter, to reduce the risk of side effects.

Follow your doctor’s advice on dosage

Your doctor will advise you on the recommended dose you should take, which is usually 50mg. If you’re taking Viagra Connect purchased from a pharmacy, it’s only available as a 50mg tablet. If you’re taking Viagra for the first time and it doesn’t have an effect, don’t panic, and don’t take more. It can take up to 8 attempts for Viagra to have its effect, so don’t worry if you don’t have instant success.

If after 8 attempts you’re still not having any luck, speak to your doctor. They may choose to up your dose, or offer you a different type of erectile dysfunction (ED) medication. Do not change the dose you take without your doctor’s authorisation.


Follow the instructions

Viagra and Viagra Connect, like all medicines, can be dangerous if taken incorrectly. But if you answer your doctor’s or pharmacist’s questions fully, follow their advice and read the information in the packet, you’re only likely to encounter mild side effects, like headaches, flushing and back pain.

If you want to order Viagra Connect safely and discreetly, but don’t want to have to speak to a pharmacist in person about it, you can order a subscription online from a service such as Eddie. For your safety you’ll still have to answer the same questions about your health and medicines, but you can do it from the comfort of your home.


Eddie is a service that delivers Viagra Connect discreetly to your door. Treatment is available as a monthly subscription or one off purchase, starting from £19.99. Simply answer some questions from our pharmacist and you can purchase Viagra Connect in as little as 60 seconds.

Viagra Connect won’t give you an instant erection. You need to be sexually aroused for it to work and won’t help you if you don’t have ED symptoms.

Content Marketing Officer
Content Marketing Officer
Libby Mayfield

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