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FIND ANSWERS
TO YOUR
QUESTIONS ABOUT
BRAND NAME 
VIAGRA!

VIAGRA has been the name you have turned to for more than 20 years. Find the answers to some of your questions, like how to get and stay on BRAND NAME VIAGRA.

VIAGRA has been the name you have turned to for more than 20 years. Find the answers to some of your questions, like how to get and stay on brand name VIAGRA.

Know what to ask for
  • Why should I ask for brand name VIAGRA?

    Some people prefer the brand name over the generic version. If you prefer the brand name, ask for it by name.

  • Who invented VIAGRA?

    VIAGRA is the original brand first invented and developed by Pfizer. Other companies then sometimes develop medications that are pharmaceutically equivalent to the brand name. These are known as generics.

  • Brand name vs. generic: what’s the difference?

    The brand name medication is the one first invented and developed by Pfizer. Other companies then sometimes develop medications that are pharmaceutically equivalent to the brand name. These are known as generics. According to Health Canada, the generic medication should contain chemically identical, but not necessarily physically identical, medicinal ingredients and may vary in non-medicinal ingredients, preservatives, flavour, shape, colour, packaging, or labelling.

    • SIMILARITIES
    • Active ingredient(s)
    • Active ingredients are the substances in drugs that are responsible for the beneficial health effects experienced by consumers.
    • POTENTIAL DIFFERENCES
    • Colour
    • Shape
    • Taste
    • Inactive ingredients
    • Preservatives
    • Packaging
Know what’s available to you
  • My pharmacist offered me generic sildenafil citrate. Can I still fill my prescription with brand name VIAGRA?

    Yes — just ask your pharmacist to fill your prescription with brand name VIAGRA. To be sure, ask for VIAGRA by name.

    Exercise your right to choose.

  • Is VIAGRA available in pharmacies across Canada?

    Yes! The brand name VIAGRA you have turned to for more than 20 years is available at Canadian pharmacies.

  • Where can I buy VIAGRA?

    The only way you can get real VIAGRA is with a prescription from your physician, filled at a pharmacy. At the pharmacy, just ask your pharmacist to fill your prescription with brand name VIAGRA. To be sure, ask for VIAGRA by name.

Know what to look for
  • What does brand name VIAGRA look like?

    Image of both sides of the blue VIAGRA
pill

  • Are VIAGRA pills blue?

    Yes — here’s what they look like:

    Image of both sides of the blue VIAGRA
pill

  • How will I know I’m getting brand name VIAGRA at the pharmacy?

    It’s brand name VIAGRA only if it says Pfizer on the pills and packaging. So check before you leave the pharmacy to be sure you are getting brand name VIAGRA.

  • Won’t my pharmacist tell me if I’m given the generic?

    Most times yes, but sometimes no. Some provinces do not require pharmacists to tell their patients if they have been switched from the brand name medication to a generic, from one generic to another, or from a generic back to the brand name medication. That’s why it’s always a good idea to specifically mention if you prefer to take a generic or the brand name medication to the pharmacist and to always check the medication you receive.

  • What will I pay for brand name VIAGRA?

    In Canada, per pill, brand name VIAGRA is priced the same as most generic versions.

    Your total prescription cost for the brand name may vary, however. It includes different components, such as the actual medication list price, distribution fees, dispensing fees, and mark-up. The list price of brand name VIAGRA has been set by Pfizer to match the list price of generic versions.

    The list price is the only component that Pfizer can control. The pharmacy mark-up and dispensing fee, the wholesale distribution fee, and the private payer co-pay may vary between the brand name and the generic version. These fees are determined at the discretion of individual pharmacies, wholesalers, and private insurance plans, respectively.

    Ask your pharmacist for details on your prescription cost.

  • Is counterfeit medication dangerous?

    Yes, counterfeit drugs are a serious health hazard. Fake VIAGRA may be manufactured under unhygienic conditions with unknown, questionable, or even contaminated ingredients.

    The only way you can get real VIAGRA is with a prescription from your physician, filled at a reputable pharmacy.