Nearly here … generic Viagra (sildenafil) for all …


On Monday December 11 (next week) phase I of the availability of generic Viagra will kick in (here in the US), and those of us who need / want this product to help cope with ED should see a roughly 50 percent drop in the price as a generic version comes available from Teva as well as from Pfizer itself. However …

In 6 months’ time, when the initial 180-day exclusivity period runs out for the first company to demonstrate its ability to provide a generic formulation of the drug (Teva), we can expect the price to drop like a stone because multiple generic companies will want to be able to meet demand for this product.

Of course you are still going to need to get a prescription for Viagra from your physician, and your insurance provider still may or may not cover this product, but it will become a lot more affordable for all those who want it on June 11, 2018 … and you will know that you are getting the right stuff, not some ineffective knock off.

3 Responses

  1. A local pharmacy has been advertising for some time it has 20 mg available generic sildenafil at loooow price.

  2. I am confused. I’ve been using generic Viagra prescribed by my US doctor and filled in any US pharmacy for a long time.

  3. Dear John and Peter:

    I am pretty sure that what you have actually been getting is the generic version of a drug called Revatio, which also uses the same active agent (sildenafil) as Viagra. However, Revatio was originally approved for the treatment of a condition known as pulmonary arterial hypertension. Revatio lost patent protection a while ago.

    If any pharmacy has actually been promoting “generic Viagra”, they have actually been breaking the law. They could — as tarhoosier states — have promoted “generic sildenafil” or “generic sildenafil, containing the same active ingredient as Viagra”.

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