Viagra is on sale for £19.99 in Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Superdrug


  • Asda, Tesco and Morrisons are providing the medication in their stores
  • A pack of four costs £19.99 and can be bought at branches with a pharmacy
  • Men will need to have a consultation with the pharmacist prior to purchase 

Amanda Cashmore For Mailonline

Men across the UK will be able to buy Viagra without a prescription in supermarkets with pharmacies, after health officials reclassified the drug.

Asda, Tesco and Morrisons are providing the erectile dysfunction medication – costing £19.99 for a pack of four – at branches with a pharmacy in store from today.

Only those over 18 will be able to purchase Viagra, and they will have a consultation with the pharmacist prior to purchasing it.

Asda, Tesco and Morrisons are providing the erectile dysfunction medication - costing £19.99 for a pack of four - at branches with a pharmacy in store (file photo)

Asda, Tesco and Morrisons are providing the erectile dysfunction medication - costing £19.99 for a pack of four - at branches with a pharmacy in store (file photo)

Asda, Tesco and Morrisons are providing the erectile dysfunction medication – costing £19.99 for a pack of four – at branches with a pharmacy in store (file photo)

Men must answer questions to check the drug is suitable before they buy. Some, such as those with heart problems or taking certain ‘interacting medicines’, will still need a prescription. 

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced last year that it would be reclassifying Viagra Connect tablets following a public consultation.

Experts said making the tablets more widely available will help sufferers of erectile dysfunction (ED) who might not feel able to visit their GP.

Officials hope the move will also help steer people away from buying drugs from websites operating illegally and selling unlicensed or counterfeit impotency medicines.

Officials hope the move will also help steer people away from buying drugs from websites operating illegally and selling unlicensed or counterfeit impotency medicines (file photo)

Officials hope the move will also help steer people away from buying drugs from websites operating illegally and selling unlicensed or counterfeit impotency medicines (file photo)

Officials hope the move will also help steer people away from buying drugs from websites operating illegally and selling unlicensed or counterfeit impotency medicines (file photo)

The MHRA said that ED medicines are a ‘popular target’ for criminals selling unlicensed and counterfeit medicines.

When the decision to reclassify Viagra was made, Mick Foy, MHRA’s group manager in vigilance and risk management of medicines said: ‘This decision is good news for men’s health.

‘The move to make Viagra Connect more widely accessible will encourage men to seek help within the healthcare system and increase awareness of erectile dysfunction.

‘Erectile dysfunction can be a debilitating condition, so it’s important men feel they have fast access to quality and legitimate care, and do not feel they need to turn to counterfeit online supplies which could have potentially serious side effects.’

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