What is Kamagra?
Dr. Aysha Butt is the Medical Director of FROM MARS, and is a GP Partner at Woodcote NHS Medical Practice.
Ok, so you’re looking for the right erectile dysfunction meds for you. You’ve heard of something called Kamagra. Apparently, it’s cheaper than Viagra and you’ve also heard you can get chewable tablets and even an oral jelly. Sounds interesting, right?
But is it legal in the UK? And should you try it? Here’s all you need to know about Kamagra.
WHAT IS KAMAGRA?
Kamagra is a brand name of a range of erectile dysfunction (ED) products, including Kamagra pills, Kamagra chewable tablets, Kamagra effervescent tablets, and Kamagra jelly.
Kamagra products contain the same active ingredient as Viagra, called sildenafil citrate. They’re used for the same reason as Viagra; to help men get and keep an erection that’s hard enough for sex.
HOW DOES KAMAGRA WORK?
Kamagra products work in broadly the same way as Viagra and other ED medications that contain the active ingredient sildenafil citrate. They relax muscle tissue and blood vessels, improving the flow of blood to the penis, making it easier to get an erection when you’re turned on.
WHO MANUFACTURES KAMAGRA?
Kamagra is made by Ajanta Pharma Limited, a pharmaceutical company based in India. Ajanta Pharma makes branded generic medications.
Generic medications are copies of meds that are no longer protected by a patent. Branded generics are generic meds that are sold under a new brand name, like Ajanta Pharma’s Kamagra brand.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KAMAGRA AND VIAGRA?
Kamagra is a generic copy of Viagra, so in terms of how it works and the effect it has, there should be no difference. A Kamagra pill with 50 mg of sildenafil citrate in it should have the same effect on you, and the same side effects, as a 50 mg Viagra pill.
The main differences are price and the range of products Kamagra comes in. Viagra is usually taken in pill form, whereas you can buy Kamagra tablets, Kamagra oral jelly, and Kamagra effervescent. Kamagra is generally much cheaper than Viagra too.
But, there’s another difference. And this one’s a big one. Unlike Viagra, Kamagra hasn’t been licensed for sale in the UK.
IS KAMAGRA ILLEGAL TO BUY IN THE UK?
Although Kamagra is legal in some countries, it can’t be sold legally in the UK.
This is because Kamagra hasn’t been authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA); part of the UK government Department of Health. The MHRA ensures all medicines sold in the UK meet certain standards of safety, quality, and efficacy. This hasn’t been done for Kamagra, meaning it can’t be sold or bought in the UK.
WHERE CAN I BUY KAMAGRA?
Kamagra can’t be sold legally in the UK, however it is often sold illegally by drug dealers and online.
Don’t be tempted. It might seem like Kamagra is just another version of Viagra. You might think its illegality is just a technical thing. But there are a number of risks of buying medications illegally.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BUYING KAMAGRA?
Here are two good reasons why you shouldn’t buy ED meds illegally:
YOU DON’T HAVE A PRESCRIPTION
Viagra, and other products which contain sildenafil citrate, are prescription medications. This means you need to talk to a doctor before you can buy them legally.
A doctor needs to assess your symptoms and medical history to make sure the ED drugs are suitable and safe for you to use. You might have a condition which means you can’t take them, or you may be taking other medications which could interact with ED drugs. If you skip this step and buy ED medications without a prescription, you’re risking your health.
THE MEDS MIGHT BE COUNTERFEIT
There’s a huge market for counterfeit drugs, especially online. These are medications that look real, have the manufacturer logo on them, but are made illegally by someone else.
Counterfeit drugs can’t be trusted, as they often don’t contain as much active ingredient as they claim or any at all. They can also contain dangerous filler substances, with research finding some absolute horrors, like commercial-grade paint and gypsum in fake ED pills.
And here’s the issue with buying Kamagra online. If a website is willing to sell you Kamagra illegally, then it’s probably willing to sell you fake Kamagra too. To put it bluntly, if you buy Kamagra online, you have no way to know whether you’re buying the genuine product or a fake copy which could be harmful to your health.
SAFER ALTERNATIVES TO KAMAGRA
If you’ve got ED, then the answer to your problem isn’t to buy illegal, and possibly fake, ED meds.
Lots of different things can cause ED, from performance anxiety to pornography addiction, to medical problems. You need to find out what’s behind your ED if you want a permanent solution and you want to make sure you haven’t got a serious medical condition. ED can be an early warning sign that you have heart problems, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a hormone imbalance, so you need to get yourself checked out.
If you’re interested in using ED medications, then don’t go down the Kamagra path. If Viagra is too expensive for you, there are generic versions of Viagra you can buy legally in the UK that work just as well but for a lower price, like sildenafil.
You can order both Viagra and sildenafil as well as other ED meds directly from us at FROM MARS. Simply start your online consultation with us by telling us your medical history and symptoms. If approved, you’ll receive a treatment plan from our doctors within two hours, and your ED meds will be shipped to you for free the very next day.