Publication date: 2018-09-17 02:00
One example of a branded medicine is Viagra, which was the original drug developed to treat erectile dysfunction. When the patent on Viagra ran out, other companies began developing medicines the generic (and cheaper) version of Viagra is known as Sildenafil, as this is the active ingredient in the tablet.
In the UK, everybody is entitled to free healthcare via the NHS. There are, however, certain circumstances under which charges are attached to NHS medical treatments. NHS care can often go hand-in-hand with long waiting times and overcrowded treatment centres. For these reasons, many patients opt to use private healthcare.
If you use a private GP through a service like Bupa, you can expect to pay for both the appointment and the medication. A GP appointment through Bupa is priced at £75, with additional services such as blood tests costing more. Online services offering a consultation tend to be cheaper, with administrative fees often costing around £65.
As an example, we looked at the pricing of erectile dysfunction medicines across three services: The Online Clinic, LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor and Boots. At The Online Clinic, a pack of Sildenafil and next day delivery is priced at £. At LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, a pack of Sildenafil is priced at £78 and available for free collection or delivery. At Boots, the erectile dysfunction service involves a face-to-face appointment, and is priced at £85 for an initial consultation and supply of medicine (with repeat medication starting at £67).
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