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Jan 12 2019

Do you need Viagra here in Australia?

Viagra, known in industrial circles as sildenafil citrate, is a well-known erectile dysfunction medicine created by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and approved for use in Australia in 1998. It appears as a small, blue, rounded diamond-shaped tablet that is engraved with the phrase “VGR 50” on one side and “Pfizer” on the opposite side. Viagra also comes in several strengths in Australia, specifically 20 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg tablets. When taken an hour before planned sexual activity, Viagra works by relaxing the blood vessels in the penis which allows blood to flow into the penis and remain trapped in the penis to create a natural erection. The medicine will keep for 5 years, provided it is stored in a dry place that is below 30 degrees Celsius. It is also contraindicated (dangerous to take with) against nitrates, a common medicine for heart problems, so please be sure to discuss with your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex and that you are not on any prescriptions which could potentially interact with the Viagra to cause a negative side effect. Viagra should also be avoided if you are experiencing, or are being treated for angina, (chest pain) or other heart issues as Viagra can cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure in some patients.

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What makes Australia’s experience with Viagra interesting when compared to places like America (where the drug originated) is its approval for use in the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, an Australian medical program that provides government-subsidized assistance to individuals who need the drug, which is only available through a doctor’s prescription in Australia. This medicine was available through PBS as of December 1st, 2018. Access to RPBS medicines would require you to hold either a DVA gold card, DVA orange card, or a DVA white card The expected cost of PBS-subsidized prescriptions is approximately .20 for a packet of four tablets.

Although many websites offer to ship Viagra over-the-counter to your door, care must be made to be certain that you are not receiving counterfeit pharmaceuticals (as many packed that contain more than four tablets are!), as well as prepare for a slightly higher price (- government cost, much higher ‘street prices’).

Despite its efficacy, it does have a few side effects which should be reported to your doctor upon discovery, namely: headache, diarrhea, upset stomach, dizziness, heartburn, runny or stuffy nose, nosebleeds, and flushed appearance. You should also call your doctor or head to the hospital if you experience an erection lasting longer than four hours as this is a symptom of priapism, a potentially dangerous condition where blood is unable to flow from the penis after the erection. In the event of an overdose, immediately call the Poisons Information Centre at 13 11 26, or head to the nearest hospital. Other side effects which are more rare may be encountered or discovered. If you experience new or any worsening symptoms, please be sure to report these effects to your doctor, or directly to the Therapeutic Goods Administration website at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems”

Written by John Rogers

I am a GP. I have been working in Melbourne since 2006.


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