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How to Get ED Medicine Online

December 15, 2018 Read Time - 3 minutes

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Ryan has a background in geochemical research and enjoys writing on technical subjects like health and science. He lives in Salt Lake City, UT and can be found recreating in the local mountains.

How to Get ED Medicine Online

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is fairly common, affecting 40% of men over 40 years old. Whether it’s more convenient or you want to keep a low profile many men with ED prefer to get ED medicine online.

Unfortunately, there are many scammers out there who try to take advantage of men with ED or sexual performance anxiety. Some scams and non-prescription alternatives can be harmful to your health and will affect more than just your wallet.

If you are offered ED medication without talking to a doctor first, that is a red flag.

Luckily there are online resources to help men safely get ED medication from top doctors such as PlushCare.

How To Get ED Medicine Online: The Must Know Dangers

Buying ED medications online involves the risk of losing money, and damaging your health.


WebMD states that, “by some estimates, more than half of ED drugs sold online are fakes.”

There are no non-prescription medications for erectile dysfunction that are effective alternatives. If you come across an advertisement for these be wary.

Some websites claim to sell reputable prescription medications such as Viagra, but are selling fake products. If you don’t need a prescription and prices seem too good to be true, they probably are.

Harmful and Hidden Ingredients

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that labels of non-prescription ED supplements do not list all of their ingredients, some of which can be harmful.

These hidden ingredients might include actual prescription medications, such as sildenafil. This means that even if the ingredient is the same as a prescription medication, the dosages are unknown and possibly dangerous. You can check products flagged by the FDA on their public notifications of tainted sexual enhancement products.

Furthermore, all drugs that are effective treating erectile dysfunction have possible side effects. You won’t be able to discuss the side effects of prescription drugs if they are hidden.

Drug Interactions

Some non prescription ED alternatives such as herbal Viagra have extremely dangerous interactions with other prescription medications, particularly for those who take nitrates. Be sure to speak with a doctor before taking ED medications or supplements of any kind.

  • Book on our free mobile app or website.

    Our doctors operate in all 50 states and same day appointments are available every 15 minutes.

  • See a doctor, get treatment and a prescription at your local pharmacy.

  • Use your health insurance just like you normally would to see your doctor.

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How to Get Ed Medicine Online Safely

Before buying ED medicine online, make sure that the online pharmacy is legitimate.

  • Phone Number. A simple way to check their legitimacy is to find a phone number, if they do not provide a way to contact them by phone then they are untrustworthy.
  • Prescription or Non-prescription? Medications for erectile dysfunction require prescriptions, if an online pharmacy is advertising that no prescription is necessary, consider that a red flag.
  • Licensure and Standing. You can always check the licensure and standing of a pharmacy through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.


PlushCare is an affordable, trusted, and safe place to get an online ED prescription in just 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Schedule an appointment to video chat with a PlushCare physician.

Step 2: Video chat with a world-class PlushCare doctor to discuss your medical history, your current medications, and your desired prescription.

Step 3: Pick up your prescription from your local pharmacy.

Book an appointment with a PlushCare physician and get an ED prescription today that you can trust is safe and effective.

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