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Sildenafil Canada: All Your Questions About Generic Viagra In the True North Answered

Millions of Canadian men experience erectile dysfunction (ED). It can be distressing and embarrassing

The good news is that most ED is treatable. There are very effective ED treatments available in Canada. Oral erectile dysfunction medication, like sildenafil (generic Viagra), tadalafil (generic Cialis), and daily tadalafil, have been shown to significantly improve the quality of erections for most guys.

So why don’t people seek treatment?

Because it can be embarrassing to talk about.

We get it, and we’re here for you. We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions we hear from men about sildenafil in Canada so you can save yourself from feeling awkward asking them in person.

(And if you’re looking for a discreet way to get treated for ED, you can start your online visit. You’ll quickly talk to a medical professional who will review your case. If you’re approved, you can buy Sildenafil online and have it shipped to your door. No embarrassment necessary.)

All about Sildenafil in Canada

Sildenafil citrate is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction.

It’s classified as a PDE5 inhibitor because it inhibits an enzyme called Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). To make a long biological story short, inhibiting PDE5 helps increase nitric oxide in the penis tissue. And that helps blood vessels relax so more blood flows to the penis so it becomes rigid during sexual stimulation.

In other words, sildenafil helps the penis get and stay hard when men are exposed to sexual stimulation. It doesn’t cause erections by itself, it only helps guys get and stay hard when they are engaged in sexual activity.

Learn more: What Is Sildenafil? The Ultimate Guide

Sildenafil is also used as a medication to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure. We won’t discuss its use in-depth for high blood pressure in this article.

Does Viagra work?

Yep, there is a ton of clinical trials that have shown sildenafil is effective for most guys in improving erections during sexual encounters.

Sildenafil safety and side effects

Sildenafil is considered safe and well-tolerated by most men. However, a small percentage of men do experience side effects from sildenafil. The most common ones reported by research are:

  • Flushing skin (12% of participants in one review experienced this)
  • Headache (11%)
  • Dyspepsia (5%)
  • Visual disturbance (3%)

Other potential side effects include:

  • Nosebleeds
  • Upset stomach
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Low blood pressure
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Heart problems

Last, note that in a small number of cases, sildenafil can cause Priapism, which is an unwanted, persistent erection. Priapism requires emergency care to avoid permanent damage to the penis tissue. If your erection is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours, seek medical attention.

To reduce the risk of side effects of sildenafil, always check the packet insert’s safety instructions. Always take the medication with a prescription and under the guidance of a health care professional licensed to practice in Canada. And never take more than the prescribed dose.

Sildenafil vs. Viagra

Sildenafil is equivalent to Viagra, it’s just the generic version. Viagra is the brand-name drug manufactured by Pfizer Canada. Sildenafil is the generic drug version that is produced by other companies like Teva pharmaceuticals. The active ingredient in all of these drugs is the same: sildenafil citrate.

To be approved as a generic medication in Canada, manufacturers must prove that the generic versions are pharmaceutically equivalent to the brand name versions. That means that sildenafil has been shown to have the same effectiveness and safety profile as viagra.

The only real difference between the two is in the cost: sildenafil is much less expensive than branded Viagra pills.

Sildenafil and Health Canada

Viagra was first approved by Health Canada for erectile dysfunction in 1999. In 2012, when Pfizer’s patent was invalidated by Canada’s supreme court, they opened the door for generic viagra—sildenafil.

Note: Be wary of health products that have not been approved by Health Canada. Products you buy from illegal online websites have not been verified for quality and often contain harmful filler chemicals. They could be counterfeit drugs that pose serious health risks. That’s why it’s always important to buy sildenafil from Canadian clinics.

Yes, it’s legal to buy sildenafil in Canada, as long as you have a valid prescription.

It’s not permitted to buy or import sildenafil without a prescription. If you buy viagra, sildenafil, or other ED medications from illegitimate websites or foreign pharmacies, that’s illegal, and the medications could be seized by Canadian customs.

Note: You can buy sildenafil online legally from Essential Clinic. Just start your online visit with our healthcare professionals and find out if you’re approved.

Where is sildenafil available in Canada?

Where is generic viagra available in Canada? Anywhere you buy your prescription drugs, from your local pharmacy and online from Essential Clinic.

How can I buy sildenafil in Canada?

To buy sildenafil in Canada, do the following:

  1. Obtain a prescription. You can get a prescription from your healthcare provider or online during an online visit.
  2. Find the right product. Sildenafil may be the right product for you, but you may also be better off with tadalafil or tadalafil daily. Your doctor can help you choose the best option for you.
  3. Find the best price. Sildenafil is usually more expensive when you buy it from the pharmacy. Essential Clinic has some of the best prices in Canada.
  4. Complete your purchase. Buy sildenafil from Essential Clinic and we’ll ship it to you in a discreet package within two days.

Learn more: Sildenafil vs. Tadalafil vs. Tadalafil Daily: What Is the Best ED Medication?

How much does sildenafil cost in Canada?

The price of sildenafil in Canada depends on where you buy it.

Sildenafil 50 mg:

  • Essential Clinic: $10.53 per pill
  • Other online clinics: $11+ per pill
  • Canadian pharmacy: $15+ per pill

Viagra 50 mg:

  • Other online pharmacies: $27.05+ per pill
  • Canadian pharmacy: $35+ per pill

Note: We don’t recommend brand name Viagra because it’s much more expensive and is no more effective than generic sildenafil.

How much does Viagra cost in the USA?

Think you might get sildenafil cheaper south of the border? Think again. It can cost just as much if not more. We saw Amazon offering 30 pills of Viagra online for $2,800 US, or more than $3,500 Canadian. That’s about $117 per pill.

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Try sildenafil in Canada

Sildenafil is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. Research shows that it works and is safe for most men. That’s why it’s one of the most popular ED drugs around.

If you’re in Canada and want to see if sildenafil could help you, you need a prescription. But you don’t need to have an awkward conversation with your doctor.

Instead, have an online consultation with one of our medical staff right now.

Go to your online visit.


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Goldstein, I., Burnett, A. L., Rosen, R. C., Park, P. W., & Stecher, V. J. (2019). The serendipitous story of sildenafil: an unexpected oral therapy for erectile dysfunction. Sexual Medicine Reviews, 7(1), 115-128.

Health Canada (2021). Unauthorized products may pose serious health risks (Part 1) (February 18, 2021). Retrieved from

This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.