Sildenafil and tadalafil (P medicines) 

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This pharmacy guide will help you and your pharmacy teams supply sildenafil/tadalafil over the counter (OTC) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) quickly and safely, in line with its marketing authorisation.

It covers all the considerations before supply as well as a summary of the product information so you can be satisfied that the supply will be clinically suitable and used responsibly and appropriately.

Sildenafil is licensed as a pharmacy (P) medicine and available OTC as Viagra Connect 50 mg tablet and tadalafil is also licensed as a P medicine and available OTC as Cialis Together 10 mg. 

First Published: 30 June 2023

Sections on this page

  • Sildenafil and tadalafil 
  • Decision-making process for supply 
  • Quantity to supply and repeat requests 
  • Supply to the person’s representative 
  • Counselling 
  • Record keeping 
  • Summary of product information 
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Alternative treatments 
  • Confidence in consultation skills 
  • Education for pharmacy teams 
  • Vulnerable adults and children
  • Further information 

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