There have been a lot of spin-offs since Viagra introduced "the little blue pill" 15 years ago. In a recent HealthWise report, we told you Eli Lilly is trying to get a similar drug, Cialis, over the counter in this country. That is if the FDA approves it.
Dr. Alan Haynes, a urologist, says that might be a good option for men, if their doctor knew they were buying it over the counter, and if that counter was inside a pharmacy, because he says, there is a real concern when men try to buy these pills online.
"The message we try to give people when they look at these on the Internet, it may be cheaper, but be careful where you buy, because what you may think is an address on an Internet that's a pharmacy in Canada, but do you really know how to read Internet addresses? Because they could be going to take some place in Nicaragua and sending you fake drugs or dangerous drugs."
Dr. Haynes adds that erectile dysfunction is most common over age 50. But, he says, if you are experiencing it at a younger age, you should see a physician, because it could be a blood pressure problem, or a symptom of diabetes.
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