People are always complaining that they can’t afford to pay $13 for a Viagra pill. Who can blame them? It’s not as if you can put a bottle of pills on layaway (or would want to, for that matter). So a lot of folks are left “frustrated” in more ways than one.
As a matter of fact, it was the cost of Viagra that drew me into online conversation in the first place. I was doing some research on Caverject, an injectable ED drug, when I stumbled onto a men’s discussion group. Somebody was complaining bitterly about the cost of Viagra. He said it made him especially depressed when he took a pill and “the money went to waste.” Am not sure exactly what the guy meant, but I felt sorry for him. So I posted a message informing him and all the others that you can get the generic stuff from India for $2.50 a pill.
I find the whole idea of paying for sex repugnant. But Ted pointed out that men have been doing this since the beginning of time. Specifically, he noted: “A guy gets married, and he ends up paying through the nose”. (Smart-Alec slept on the couch that night.)
I have to mention that it is illegal to import generic ED drugs from abroad. I do not encourage lawbreaking, and I understand the need to protect intellectual property. But I also realize that there are countervailing societal and personal issues involved here, which optimally, the law should take account of.
For one thing, it’s not in the interest of society for people to be running amok because they’re sexually frustrated. And I think it’s inhumane to deprive people of sex because of the price tag. Especially prostate cancer patients.
So, if you are unlucky enough to be the first Viagra customer to be prosecuted for violating the applicable patent laws, I suggest you plead NECESSITY as an affirmative defense. A lot of people say they can’t live without sex.
You won’t believe this, but I just read a post from a guy in another group who said he ordered some ED drugs from India, and next thing he knew the “Homeland Security Department” was knocking at his door. Is wanting to have sex a terrorist act? If so, they better start expanding Gitmo. And God help us all if this is what our nation’s “protectors” spend their time doing.
Anyway, to the point: There is a company in India which sells cheap ED meds, which I believe to be reputable. It is called:
There is also a toll-free number you can use for ordering. It is available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST:
Ted used them a couple of times *last year* and was very satified with the results :-)). In fact, T. called Customer Service for some info, and he spoke with a real-life rep “next door” in Jersey!
Once, husb ordered some generic Cialis which did not arrive on time (held up by US customs, apparently). So he notified the company, and they promptly sent him another shipment. Then the original package arrived, and lucky Ted ended up with a 2-for-1 deal.
The company I mentioned is located in India, and they ship medications directly from there. Canadian pharmacies import generic ED meds for their American customers from the same place. So why make a “stopover” when you can ship the goods directly?
I also noted that when Ted ordered from alldaychemist.com they never asked him for a prescription. Irresponsible, if you ask me. The Indian company required it.
Many people have asked whether it is safe to take medications imported from India? Obviously, I can’t guarantee anything.
But I do remember reading a book written by a practicing US doctor on how to buy drugs cheaply (internationally). The author said he wrote the book because his patients couldn’t afford to pay for the drugs he was prescribing. The doc’s opinion was that he would sooner buy meds from India than from Canada. It’s not that Canadian pharmacies are unreliable, necessarily. His point was that new businesses of this type are springing up so fast that it’s hard to imagine how the government could adequately supervise them.
I will add that after my husb had his RP and was prescribed Viagra, we asked his doctor at “World-Famous Hospital” whether it was safe to take ED drugs imported from India. He said, “Yes”. Although I’m sure he would prefer this to be off-the-record.
I know that we have Indian friends in these groups — I have corresponded with several. So let me just say that some of us Americans get carried away in thinking that *everything we have is better and everything we do is better*. (And a few say so obnoxiously. Mind your manners, please.)
Well, it ain’t necessarily so. India, for example, is no technological backwater. Far from it. And it has some of the best brainpower in the world. (Otherwise, why would we be outsourcing some of our best high-tech jobs to India?)
Anyway, here are some examples of prices at overseasrxdrugs.com (please double-check):
Tadalafil (Cialis): 20 mg = $24.00 for 30 pills
Viagra (sildenafil) 25 mg = $2.00/pill
50 mg = $2.50/pill
100 mg = $35.00/20 pills
*Note: I am not personally endorsing overseasrxdrugs.com, nor am I responsible for any consequences of your doing business with this company. Please review the legal information at overseasrxdrugs.com carefully before you buy anything.*
*However*: I like to spoil my readers, so I have laid out before you some information from the above company’s website, which might help with questions you may have (some material deleted).
Q: Why are drugs cheaper in India?
A: None of the brands get protection under unique Patent Law in India. Hence equivalent brands are immediately available as soon as a new drug is launched and that keeps prices at its lowest.
Additionally, the Indian Rupees conversion rate is very attractive to the U.S. dollar.
Q: Are these the same quality drugs that I can buy at home?
A: India has exceptionally high standards and a rigorous approval system and manufacturing requirements for pharmaceuticals that is controlled by FDA in India. India exports 65% of bulk drugs, and many of the largest US pharmaceutical companies purchase much of their raw material from India – high quality and low costs. Further world’s largest pharmaceutical companies like GSK, Novartis, Aventis, Wyeth-Lederle have already set-up local manufacturing plants in India and these brand name medicines are available to you through OverseasRxDrugs.Com.
Q: Who makes the Indian generic drugs and are they safe?
A: The generic drugs produced in India are subject to the same stringent approval and regulatory process as brand name drugs, and are used by millions on a daily basis. The manufacturers are very large and well respected. They include Cipla, Ranbaxy & Dr.Reddy laboratories. They have plants & products which are already approved by USFDA and other International agencies.
Q: What does AARP says about Generic V/S Brand Name Drugs?