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Who should take it

Viagra Connect is not suitable for everyone. When consulting with men seeking it, the 
Viagra Connect Checklist should be followed. Below is an explanation of who Viagra Connect is and isn’t suitable for.

Who is Viagra Connect suitable for?

Only adult men aged 18 years or older who have erectile dysfunction (also known as erection problems (EPs)) can use the product.

Viagra Connect is licenced for packs of 2, 4 and 8 tablets. There are some contraindications or special warnings which mean that in certain circumstances the product cannot be used by men with EPs.

Who must not use Viagra Connect?

  • Men aged under 18 years, as it is not indicated for this age group.
  • Women, as it is only licensed for use in men aged 18 years and over.
  • Men who do not have EPs.
  • Viagra Connect will not enhance men’s erections and will not help with premature ejaculation.
  • Men allergic to sildenafil.
  • Men using a different dose of sildenafil or another ED treatment.

Men with the following health problems must not use Viagra Connect:

  • Men with hypotension (<90/50 mm Hg) must not use Viagra Connect.
  • Men with previously diagnosed mild, moderate or severe hepatic impairment (e.g. liver cirrhosis)
  • Men with previously diagnosed severe renal impairment.
  • Men with anatomical deformation of the penis (e.g. Peyronie's disease) or in patients with sickle cell anaemia, multiple myeloma or leukaemia.
  • Sildenafil is contraindicated in patients who have loss of vision or an inherited eye disease (e.g. retinitis pigmentosa).
  • Men who have any bleeding issues (e.g. haemophilia) or an active stomach ulcers.
  • Rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or gglucose-galactose malabsorption.

Men with the following cardiovascular (CV) issues must not use Viagra Connect:

  • Men who get very breathless or experience chest pains with light or moderate physical activity.
  • Men who have been advised against sexual activity because of a CV problem.
  • Men with a recent history (in the last 6 months) of stroke or myocardial infarction.
  • Patients with increased susceptibility to vasodilators or those with the rare syndrome of multiple system atrophy.


Men taking the following concomitant medications must not use Viagra Connect:

  • Nitrates for chest pain (nicorandil or other nitric oxide donors e.g. glyceryl trinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate/dinitrate).
  • Amyl nitrate or 'poppers' for recreational purposes.
  • Riociguat or other guanylate cyclase stimulators for lung problems.
  • Ritonavir or saquinavir (for HIV infection).
  • CYP3A4 inhibitors such as cimetidine (for heartburn), itraconazole or ketoconazole (for fungal infections), erythromycin (antibiotics), or diltiazem (for high blood pressure).
  • Alpha-blockers such as alfuzosin, doxazosin or tamsulosin (for urinary problems or high blood pressure).

Essential Information for Supply

This booklet contains essential information to help you determine if Viagra Connect is the correct treatment for men with erection problems. 

Download the Viagra Connect Checklist

This optional checklist gives guidance on whether Viagra Connect is the correct treatment and includes an assessment of the man’s overall fitness for sex.

Viagra Connect Checklist
Viagra Connect Checklist_0.pdf