Viagra Goes Generic… What’s Next?

Have you heard the big news? Pfizer and Teva Pharmaceuticals have released the generic version of Viagra, sildenafil, which is now available through Upscript. According to Teva Pharmaceuticals, there are an estimated 18 million men in the United States that have been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction, yet many have not been able to afford the treatment they need. The move to generic will save patients a significant amount of time and money for their medication.

So what might this mean for you? Welcome to Upscript.

For men suffering from ED, the transition to generic means easier, quicker, and more affordable methods of treatment are now available. Sildenafil is a prescription medicine that’s used to help a man with erectile dysfunction get and keep an erection while sexually stimulated. Prior to the transition, costs were as high as $65 per pill for the brand name prescription, since most insurance companies do not fully cover the treatment costs. At Upscript, we’ve created a platform that enables pharmaceutical brands to reach their patients in a more affordable and effective way. By cutting out the doctor’s office, long paperwork, and hefty bills, we’re able to offer sildenafil direct to more consumers via our website. All it takes is answering a few questions online, a brief digital consultation with one of our U.S. licensed physicians, and your medication will arrive right at your door.

The generic medication will allow more men diagnosed with ED to be confident and sustain healthy sexual relationships, without feeling embarrassed (don’t be!). Upscript ensures your privacy through your consultation and shipment process.

No insurance? Don’t fret — we don’t require a prior Viagra prescription or health insurance for our service. We believe that our patients deserve access to medications through experiences that work for them. So what are you waiting for? You’re just a few steps aways from receiving sildenafil — it all starts here.

What Causes ED & How Can I Prevent It?

You may think that erectile dysfunction is inevitable with age, and that if you don’t get medication for it, you’re out of luck. Fortunately, this isn’t always the case. Though there isn’t a one-size fits all solution or cure, there are ways you can try to prevent ED in your day-to-day life.

The primary factor of ED involves lack of blood flow to the penis, consequently resulting in a man not being able to get or stay erect. Thus, blood related health issues, such as diabetes or a faulty vein, can also play a role in experiencing symptoms of ED. Certain medications can also affect your nervous system in a way that makes it difficult for your body to produce an erection. Consult your doctor to see if your medication may be playing a role in causing impotence.

But what if you’re on the younger side and don’t have any blood related health issues? Well, there are quite a few reasons you may be experiencing signs of ED, which include lifestyle behaviors and psychological factors. According to Men’s Health Magazine, depression, stress, and exhaustion can play a big role in your ability to perform in the bedroom. Your poor habits may be to blame as well. Smoking regularly, heavy drinking, and food that are high in cholesterol could have a negative impact on your erection. Everyday Health notes that “for men under the age of 40, smoking is the biggest cause of erectile dysfunction.” Put that one at the top of your preventative list.

If kicking those habits don’t help, or you’re experiencing long-term issues, check in with a physician to see what is right for you. If you’re diagnosed with ED, don’t fret — there are treatments available. Consult with one of our licensed U.S. Physicians to learn more about your options and receive the medication you may need.