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The active ingredient in Viagra®


Sildenafil is the active ingredient in Viagra, which is FDA approved to treat ED. It improves blood flow to the penis by relaxing blood vessels and smooth muscle. The result is a harder and longer-lasting erection. We offer this popular ED treatment at a fraction of the brand name price.

* 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 care…Read more

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

What is Sildenafil?

Sildenafil (aka, sildenafil citrate) is proven to combat erectile dysfunction and help you get hard when the time is right. Sildenafil citrate is a well known PDE5 inhibitor that has been prescribed by doctors across the US for the last 20 years, ever since the FDA approved Viagra in 1998.

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Hims offers access to genuine sildenafil online. Through our platform, you can get evaluated for ED treatment discreetly, skipping in-person conversations, physical trips and complicated insurance issues. First, you'll be securely connected online to a medical provider licensed in your state to evaluate you and answer any questions. If determined to be appropriate by the provider, you can be prescribed sildenafil, tadalafil or other prescription ED drugs, which will be delivered right to your door at a pace that suits you. Ongoing adjustments are made simple by contacting a provider through our platform. Basically, we aim to redefine quality care.

How to take Sildenafil

Sexy time is meant to be sexy. Take sildenafil exactly as your provider tells you. Typically sildenafil is recommended to be taken on an empty stomach about an hour before you plan to get busy, and you should be able to keep that erection strong for as long as it’s needed. Ain't no one have time for bad sexy time.

Sildenafil side effects

Some men experience a tingly feeling in their body, headaches, temporary visual symptoms and other side effects from sildenafil. Make sure to read all the important safety information and other patient information that comes with your prescription. If you are experiencing side effects that are bothersome or persistent, use our platform to talk to a provider who can recommend adjustments to your treatment.

Viagra vs Sildenafil

The main difference is branding and price. Viagra is a brand name medication invented by Pfizer, while sildenafil (or sildenafil citrate) is the active ingredient in Viagra that’s responsible for its positive effects on treating erectile dysfunction.

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If you are interested in a prescription, Hims will match you with an independent physician who will evaluate whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for the prescription product and if appropriate, may write you a prescription for the product.

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