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The same active ingredient, sildenafil, as Viagra with a new attractive price. We are happy to make our generic for Viagra cost 90% less than its branded version. Better sex at a lower price will leave you and your partner’s sex lives and savings intact.

From $4 per dose

Dosage options: 25mg, 50mg, or 100mg.

* Prescription products require an online consultation with a physician who will determine if a prescription is appropriate.

* Risks of this medication can include flushing, headache, nausea, dizziness, chest or arm pain and in rare cases, changes in vision or loss of sight. Seek emergency…Read more

This page has been medically reviewed by Peter J. Stahl, MD.

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What is generic for Viagra?

The generic for Viagra contains the same active ingredient, sildenafil, as branded Viagra at 90% of the cost. Sildenafil (aka, sildenafil citrate) is proven to combat erectile dysfunction and help you get hard when the time is right.

How does sildenafil work?

Sildenafil (generic for Viagra) may have a lower price tag, but it works exactly the same as brand-name Viagra. Formulated with sildenafil citrate, generic for Viagra is “bioequivalent,” which means that in the eyes of the FDA (and your penis), there is no difference. Sildenafil citrate is a PDE5 inhibitor - a specific type of drug that helps relax your blood vessels and increase blood flow to your penis during sexual stimulation. The great news? It works quickly when the moment is right to help enhance your sex life.

How to get sildenafil (generic Viagra)

Sildenafil is not available over-the-counter in the United States. You’ll want a prescription and authentic pills from a trusted source. At Hims, you’ll connect with a licensed medical provider to see about a prescription for generic for Viagra. If prescribed, we’ll send you genuine generic for Viagra in discreet packaging. Simple as that.

Sildenafil side effects

Generic Viagra is generally well-tolerated. The most common side effects are headache, lightheadedness, flushing, temporary abnormal vision, stuffy nose, sleep problems, back pain or upset stomach. Talk to your provider about adjustments if side effects are bothersome and seek medical attention immediately if side effects are severe.

Viagra vs sildenafil

The generic form of Viagra has the exact same active ingredient (sildenafil) as Viagra and is required by law to work the same in the body. If cost is important to you, the generic for Viagra is better than Viagra because the generic drug is available at 90% of the cost of Pfizer’s brand-name drug, which we also carry.

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Frequently asked questions about Sildenafil (generic Viagra)

What is generic Viagra?
Generic Viagra contains sildenafil, the same active ingredient as brand-name Viagra, which means that it is just as effective for the treatment of erectile dysfunction as the original ED medication.
Generic Viagra is a PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitor, which works by blocking the PDE5 enzyme, which in turn temporarily relaxes smooth muscle and improves blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. Other similar PDE5 inhibitors are Cialis (tadalafil), Levitra (vardenafil) and Stendra (avanafil).
Learn more about PDE5 inhibitors.
What does generic Viagra (sildenafil) look like?
While Viagra is easily recognizable as the “little blue pill,” the generic for Viagra comes in many different colors and shapes. Authentic pills may be white or blue, round or diamond, etc.
How much does the generic for Viagra cost?
The cost of a generic for Viagra tablet varies based on the strength of the dose of sildenafil it contains, but generally costs anywhere from about $4 to $10 per dose, compared to $50 to $70 per dose for brand-name Viagra. Through Hims, generic for Viagra costs 90% less than branded Viagra. Generic for Viagra is the best way to get the same effect and dosing as Viagra with the lowest price.
Read more about the cost of generic Viagra and brand-name Viagra on our blog.
What is the generic name for Viagra?
The generic for Viagra is called sildenafil citrate, which is the active ingredient in Viagra. This means that the generic form of Viagra will have the same therapeutic effect, but at a lower cost.
Are generic forms of Viagra safe?
Yes, generic forms of Viagra are just as safe as Viagra. Both Viagra and generic for Viagra were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat ED and millions of men have used Viagra or the generic for Vviagra to treat their erectile dysfunction. Generic medications do not compromise the safety of a medication. The cost is lower than brand name medication for many reasons, most notably because the brand name medication is no longer legally protected against competition from other manufacturers.
Generic for Viagra may not be safe for men with some pre-existing conditions or who are taking medications that may interact with the drug. If you have (or have ever had) heart problems (such as a heart attack), heart disease, irregular heartbeat, angina, chest pain, narrowing of the aortic valve, heart failure, heart surgery, pulmonary hypertension including pulmonary arterial hypertension, stroke, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, a deformed penis shape (Peyronie’s Disease), priapism (an erection that lasts for more than 4 hours), sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, leukemia, retinitis pigmentosa (a rare genetic eye disease), severe vision loss (such as NAION), bleeding problems, stomach ulcers, liver problems or kidney problems (such as kidney dialysis), you may be at higher risk for adverse effects. If you have any of these health conditions, or any other health condition, tell your healthcare provider. Your provider should be aware of all medical conditions, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications that you are taking.
Who makes generic Viagra?
Multiple companies make generic for viagra, including Teva Pharmaceuticals and Greenstone, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.
How long does it take for sildenafil to work?
Take sildenafil (generic for Viagra) about one hour before sexual activity, as it takes about 30 minutes to an hour to begin working.
Check out our guide on how to take Viagra for best results.
Do other medications interact with sildenafil?
If you are currently taking any over-the-counter, recreational or prescription drugs or supplements, tell your healthcare provider. Some medications, like nitroglycerin (nitrates), isosorbide dinitrate, riociguat, ritonavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole, alpha blockers and “poppers”, have well-documented drug interactions with sildenafil and could cause serious side effects. If you are currently taking a PDE5 inhibitor, like Revatio for pulmonary arterial hypertension, talk to your doctor about adjusting your dosage.
There are also some rare, serious side effects of sildenafil, namely an allergic reaction, loss of vision/hearing, or priapism, an erection lasting for more than four hours. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of these serious side effects.
Where can I buy generic Viagra?
You can get the generic for Viagra through an online or local pharmacy with a prescription from a licensed medical provider. Generic for Viagra is not available over-the-counter. To get genuine generic for Viagra, ensure that you are seeing a healthcare provider licensed in your state and have your prescription filled by a qualified pharmacy, one that is licensed in your state and has 3rd-party accreditations like LegitScript.

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