The Comprehensive Guide to Buying Viagra in Singapore

Reviewed by Dr Yang Chan, MBChB, MRCS, 16/04/2021

1791 words9.3 min read

Having difficulty sustaining your erection can be very stressful. When it comes to purchasing Viagra in Singapore, we advise that you source your medications from a legitimate service that is both cost effective and safe. Here is Singapore’s first ever (legal) guide to buying Viagra.

A summary guide to buying viagra in Singapore

Looking for the little blue pill is much easier than you think

Erectile dysfunction among Singapore men

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is prevalent among Singaporean men. A Singapore study in 1999 sent students and nurses from door to door, asking men above the age of 30 years old how satisfied they were with their erections. An astonishing 51.3% reported experienced some form of ED.

Whether it is caused by anxiety, stress or ageing, erectile dysfunction can happen to anyone. And when it happens, you do not want to be caught off guard. The good news is that erectile dysfunction is a highly treatable condition. 

The most common treatment of ED is a category of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5 inhibitors). Of which, the most well known brand is almost synonymous with ED – Viagra, also known as “blue pill”.

The origins for Viagra? Sildenafil? A history

Viagra was first synthesized in 1989 in the Sandwich Laboratories located in the UK. It was originally designed as a heart medication. But through its trials, the young male subjects were reporting of a peculiar “side effect” – Solid and long-lasting erections.

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer subsequently brought this wonder drug to the market in 1998.

Pfizer’s patent expired in 2017, which allowed for legal production of generics. 

Generic viagra, commonly known as Sildenafil, takes its name from Viagra’s active ingredient – sildenafil citrate.

Generics have the big benefit of being a lot cheaper. Since its introduction to the Singapore market, Sildenafil has been helping Singaporean men get hard without hardship.

erectile dysfunction gets a check up from a doctor

Is a doctor the best place to get Viagra in Singapore?

Where to buy Viagra in Singapore?

Historically, the only way to buy Viagra was through the doctor at his clinic. Because of that, it was expensive. But the rise in demand for cheaper alternatives has made way for many counterfeits to leak into the market. We know that performance and pleasure is important, but is it worth a burning a hole in your pocket, or even risking your life? Here, we have a look at the current available options in the market.

  Ease of access   Discreet                Convenience Value-for-money Price (per pill)**
Digital Clinics (eg. SIRE) Instant ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ from $5
Pharmacy (Direct) Only walk-ins ☆☆ ☆☆ ☆☆ $12.50-$17.50#
Specialist (Private) 1 to 4 weeks ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ $42.50-72.50
Specialist (Public) 3 to 6 months (1st appt)6 to 12 months(subsequent) ☆☆☆ $15-21
GP Clinics Only walk-ins ☆☆ ☆☆ ☆☆ $18-33

**Including consultation charges. And assuming sold one box of medication per consult, with each box containing 4 tablets

#Requires prescription

Note: Non-legitimate means such as online drugstores and street peddlers were not included

Digital Clinic (eg. SIRE) – Most convenient and affordable

SIRE is a neo-healthcare solution based in Singapore that focuses on bringing prescription-based erectile dysfunction treatments to your doorstep.

24/7 service

No more appointments, no more queuing.

You can immediately complete the initial health survey and select the available ED products in a matter of minutes. You can sit back and relax at home, while SIRE’s team of licensed doctors, all of whom are registered under the Singapore Medical Council, reviews your case within 24 hours. 

Digital platforms like SIRE utilize telecommunication systems to allow you to text with doctors at your own pace. Very much like a help desk on an online shop.

Privacy

Having trouble getting hard is not news that you want to share with your neighbours. Protecting your privacy is of utmost importance. The good thing is that SIRE sends your medications in discreet black pouch and delivers them to your doorstep.

In fact, each tablet is packed in custom-made sleeves – Black, opaque and fits in your wallet. No more fumbling around with blister packs just before getting into the bedroom. Now that is going the extra mile for customers.

Affordable

From $5 per pill, you can get a dose of 100mg sildenafil sent to your doorstep.

Feeling a little budget? SIRE’s sildenafil are designed to be easily broken into 4 completely identical parts. Just press it, and you have four pieces of 25mg. This gives you the flexibility to adjust your dosage, making the most out of a single tablet.

Ultimately, your health is your most important asset. Having a trusted provider who is dedicated to enhancing your performance in bed is hard to come by.

Sire health and its unique viagra pills in Singapore

Being able to adjust your own dosage helps gets the most value out of each pill

GP or Specialist – Most traditional and reliable

GP Clinics

This is your trusted neighbourhood doctor. He or she has been there since you were young. This doctor knows your medical history and always seems very pleased to see you.

But this time, you aren’t so sure if you want to share with your family doctor (who is probably seeing your parents too) about your troubles on “getting it up”.

Say you overcome that barrier, and he fortunately, was sympathetic. He prescribes you “the blue pill”. In a Singapore GP clinic, Viagra retails at $90 per box. Depending on the clinic’s supply, you may have the option of Sildenafil, which is $50-$70 per box.

Add to that, a consultation fee of $20-$40. Don’t forget the time to travel there and wait in the waiting room.

Not such a safe idea to be sitting in an enclosed room with other patients in times of COVID-19.

So that easily sets you back $18-33 per pill.

Urologist in the public sector

Let’s say you want a cheaper option. 

In order to get subsidized rates, you need to be diagnosed with ED within the public institution. For that, you will need to see a public specialist called a Urologist.

Public Urologist consultations are $40-$60. But the saving grace is the medication price. Sildenafil is vastly cheaper at $10-$25 per box. However, you often do not get the option of branded Viagra at the Singapore restructured hospitals

But what’s the catch? Long appointment times and long waiting times. An appointment within 3 months is considered lucky. It can even be as long as a year, especially if you are simply on follow-up schedule. Is your relationship worth that wait?

Also, get used to sharing about the challenges you face about getting hard, because you would likely be seeing a different doctor each time. Not to forget, sitting in a room full of fellow men, who all seem to be struggling in similar ways.

Maybe it is worth all that wait, because truly the fees are slightly less expensive at $15-21 per pill.

Secret tip: Still prefer a public Urologist but can’t afford to wait? You can book the appointments directly via Healthhub to see under private. The wait is shorter, but the consultation is more expensive at $80-$150, and the medications will not subsidized.

Private Urologist

If you want a comfortable and private space to sit in, while sharing your biggest fears with a trusted professional, then a private Urologist would be suitable for you. But be prepared to pay multiple times in cost.

Appointment waits are short. A quick phone call can snag you an appointment within a week or two.

The waiting rooms are peaceful and cozy, with a comforting view from its big glass window.

This route is the most expensive. These professionals often only carry branded medications. Expect to be prescribed Viagra at $90 per box, and consultation ranging from $80-200.

You are going to have to make each pill worth its while, as this method is going to burn a hole in your pocket for almost $42.50-72.50 per tablet.

Pharmacies

Pharmacies may stock sildenafil occasionally, retailing around $12.50-$17.50 each pill.

But you can’t just walk in and buy it like sweets. You still need a prescription. That’s a bit of a problem, isn’t it?

You still need to see a doctor to obtain a prescription chit. So means you are back to square one.

Most risky – and you should avoid

When things are too good to be true, you might end up losing sight of the consequences.

Online drugstore / E-commerce

Skip the queue and cut the middleman out. That’s the world of e-commerce.

It’s tempting to buy stuff online because it avoids all inconveniences. Especially true when time is so valuable to Singaporeans.

But buying from an online drugstore can be risky . Has the Viagra gone through rigorous testing? Is the sildenafil approved for use in Singapore? What if customs intercepts the package? Is it buffed with drugs that are illegal?

For the desire to perform, would you risk your health or break the law?

Illegal and probably not worth the risk.

Street peddlers

The figure in a dark alley in Geylang, or the ex-NS friend who seems to know “other friends”. Same same but different. Just the offline version of the internet option.

Illegal and not worth the risk.

Is safety a concern with generic Viagra in Singapore?

We discussed in a separate article on the safety of getting Viagra online in Singapore. As long as you are getting generics from a licensed source, you have nothing to worry.

When you buy from a licensed source, you can be assured that they have been through HSA’s rigorous testing. They are put under the microscope for two years before they are allowed in Singapore. Much like an ORD date from National Service.

Once in Singapore, these generics can give an equally good outcome for a significant cost saving. These medications are not one-to-one clones, though. Each brand uses the same active ingredient and HSA ensures that there isn’t any compromise in effectiveness, but due to the additional compounds and coating, some men may report a different experience.

I am shy. Can my wife/girlfriend/partner buy Viagra on my behalf?

Girl covers face with hat to stay incognito because guy wants her to buy viagra on behalf of him

You can’t stay incognito by sending someone cognito.

Erectile dysfunction medications, Viagra and Sildenafil, are prescription-only medications in Singapore.

So you are required to see a doctor in person and present a valid identification to get a prescription.

Does my Singapore insurance cover erectile dysfunction medications?

Unfortunately, no. This is why many men struggle with ED silently, because it is simply not cheap to seek proper treatment.

Erectile dysfunction is very rarely labelled as a claimable condition. Hence, finding reliable services like SIRE that can provide safe and affordable solutions are growing in demand.

What other treatment can I get from SIRE?

For erectile dysfunction, we currently only provide Sildenafil, as it is the most cost-effective oral medication. As we add more products, you can aspect to have the option of branded medications such as Viagra and Cialis. SIRE also provides treatment for hair loss.

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