Sildenafil soon to be OTC in the UK

It is hoped that this will curb counterfeit trade

British men will soon be able to buy a low-dose version of sildenafil (Viagra) over the counter, thanks to a reclassification of the drug from schedule 4 to schedule 3.

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The UK medicines’ regulator reports that it has seized more than $A88 million worth of unlicensed and counterfeit erectile dysfunction medicines over the past five years.

The move to downgrade the drug’s classification is expected to curb this illegal online activity by making it more accessible.

The change to pharmacist-only status follows a safety assessment, according to a report in the