Because my congenital medical qualifies me for medication like this, I was on Viagra on NHS prescription from when I first asked my GP if it was safe for me to take something like Kamagra on private prescription.
Until about three months ago, when Pfizer's patent expired. When that happened, I was switched to a generic, "Sildenafil" generic, which hasn't had the same effect, which may be psychological.
When I needed to see my GP about something else yesterday, I asked if I could go back onto Viagra. He explained that, if he prescribed them [which apparently cost 15 times as much as the generic], eventually the CCG [the next tier above Health Centres in the NHS set-up] would look at that "extravagance" and may reduce my Health Centre's ability to prescribe.
Excuse me quoting myself, but I wanted to take on a stage what I wrote in that post.
When I saw my GP last week, it was the day after I should have rung for my repeat prescription of Sildenafil, which is collected from my GPs by the Boots branch in the small town where I now live. Because I knew I was going to be seeing the GP the day after, I asked him to write out this month's script, which he did.
I didn't have to time to go Boots so put the prescription in my wallet. Where it remained until yesterday when I went to do some shopping at an Asda branch in a neighbouring town which has a pharmacy. They had the Sildenafil in stock so I got my 4 tabs for this month there. When I got home, I put them in the bathroom cabinet and discovered that, although they were a generic, they were the same shade of blue as Viagra.
I know it sounds a bit paranoid, but I now can't wait to try them and discover whether they have a better effect than the white ones I've been getting from Boots.