You might have heard of Kamagra as a treatment sold for managing erectile dysfunction (ED). If you search for the product you’ll find thousands of results - but you’ll also see that no legitimate pharmacy in the UK sells it. That’s because it’s illegal to buy or sell Kamagra in the UK and Europe.
The product is produced in India, and is often sold online to those looking for a cheap alternative to ED treatments available in the UK, such as Viagra and Cialis. However, just because it’s available to buy cheaply online, that doesn’t mean it’s an effective, safe, or legitimate product. But as Kamagra can be purchased without a prescription, it’s very easy to get hold of.
Kamagra is sold in the form of a tablet or jelly, and is believed to contain the active ingredient sildenafil citrate. This is the same active ingredient that’s in Viagra, and Viagra’s generic version, Sildenafil. Because it contains the same active ingredient, it’s thought that Kamagra works in the same way that medicines like Viagra do.
It’s illegal to buy or sell Kamagra in the UK and Europe.
Sildenafil citrate is a type of PDE5 inhibitor, a family of medicines which relax the body’s blood vessels. By relaxing blood vessels in the penis, blood can flow more easily, making it less difficult for a man to get an erection.
However, when you buy medicines such as Kamagra online without a prescription, you can’t be sure of what you’re getting. In the UK and Europe, it’s illegal to purchase Kamagra. As you can now buy Viagra Connect without a prescription in the UK, there’s no need to look to dubious websites to purchase illegal alternatives to Viagra discreetly.
In a word, no. Kamagra is believed to contain sildenafil as its active ingredient, but when you purchase a product online illegally, you can’t be sure what you’re actually getting. Just because it says one thing on the packaging, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee what’s inside. As it isn’t authorised for sale by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the UK body that decides what medicines can be sold), the ingredients are not controlled.
Kamagra isn’t necessarily safe to take, as you can’t be sure of what’s in the product.
In short, when you buy Kamagra, you could be getting absolutely anything. You might be purchasing a product that doesn’t contain any of the active ingredient, or it might have other dangerous substances it in instead. Even if you do buy Kamagra which has sildenafil citrate in, the dose might be too low - or worse, too high. A higher dose of the active ingredient increases your risk of experiencing adverse side effects, such as priapism. As well as your health, you’re also risking your bank details when you purchase from illegal websites.
Even though Viagra has been around for over 20 years, and the conversation around erectile dysfunction has been happening for just as long, there’s still some stigma around the matter. 42% of men who experience erectile dysfunction don’t seek help for their problem within two years. This is down to a combination of embarrassment, and the cost of treatment.
For a while, purchasing products such as Kamagra online was the only way around this. Some men thought that despite the dangers and illegality, it was a risk worth taking if it meant they didn’t have to speak to their doctor, and maybe even their partner, about the problem.
42% of men who experience erectile dysfunction don’t seek help for their problem within two years.
Now, there’s no need to go to the lengths of purchasing illegal products in order to get around the barriers of cost and embarrassment. Since April 2018, Viagra Connect has been available without a prescription. This means you can now buy ED treatment by speaking to your pharmacist, or after speaking to one online.
If your health isn’t enough of a reason to steer clear of Kamagra, hopefully your wallet is.