Category: Medicine

Get To Know The Drug Sildenafil

Sildenafil is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction or impotence is sometimes referred to. In addition to impotence, sildenafil is also used to reduce the pressure in the arteries of the lung at the time increased (hypertension pulmonal). These drugs work by inhibiting the enzyme phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5), thus making the smooth muscle in the penis and blood vessels of the lung become slack and increase blood flow.

About Sildenafil

The PDE5 inhibitor Drugs:

  • Categories: prescription drugs
  • Benefits: Overcoming impotence and hypertension pumonal
  • Consumed by: adults.
  • Category: pregnancy and lactation category B: study on animal experiment showed no risk to the fetus, but there has been no controlled studies in pregnant women. Sildenafil has not been known to be absorbed into the ASI or not. When you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without consulting a doctor.
  • Drug form: Tablet salute membranes


  1. This drug should not be given to children (under 18 years of age), although experiencing hypertension pulmonal, because long term consumption raises death risk.
  2. These drugs can cause a decrease in the ability to hear suddenly accompanied by tinnitus.
  3. Stop the use of sildenafil and immediately encountered the doctor in case of loss of sight suddenly in one or both eyes.
  4. In patients with a history of nonarteritic ischemic optic vision disorder neuropathy (NAION), use of sildenafil with caution.
  5. In patients with a history of heart disease, the risk of a heart attack causing sildenafil while doing sexual intercourse. Therefore, the granting of this drug is not recommended in patients who experience erectile dysfunction due to heart disease.
  6. Use with caution in patients with retinitis pigmentosa retinal disease.
    Tell the doctor if you’re using other drugs, including supplements and herbs products.
  7. In case of allergic reaction or an overdose after taking sildenafil, immediately encountered the doctor.

The Dose Of Sildenafil

  • Conditions: Hypertension pulmonal
  • Age: adult
  • dosage: 5 or 20 mg, 3 times per day.
  • Condition: Impotence
  • Age: adult
  • dosage: 50 mg, consumed one hour before sexual intercourse. The maximum dose is 100 mg per day.

Taking Sildenafil correctly

Be sure to read the instructions on the packaging of the drug and follow the advice of physicians in the use of sildenafil.

To overcome impotence, we recommend using sildenafil is not more than 4 hours before sexual intercourse. Sildenafil will be more effective if taken 1 hour before sexual intercourse. In overcoming impotence, sildenafil is a drug that is not consumed regularly per day.

In overcoming hypertension pulmonal, sildenafil can be taken before or after a meal. Thrash tablet whole with water, do not split or chew the tablet as it can affect the workings of the drug. The drug should be drunk at the same time each day. When forget taking medication, immediately drink if the distance of the time with the next dose still further. If it’s close, ignore and do not double the dose.

Tell the doctor if the condition does not improve or worsens.

Drug Interactions

Here is the interaction that can occur if taking sildenafil along with other drugs:

  • Causes of low blood pressure, if combined with isosorbide dinitrate, such as nitrates.
  • The risk of hypertension, if taken with drugs to cope with the enlarged prostate the bearer of alfa, like tamsulosin.
  • Increasing levels of sildenafil in blood, if consumed with antiviral drugs ritonavir and lopinavir.
  • Lower levels of sildenafil in blood, if consumed with drug rifampicin and phenytoin.

Side Effects Of Sildenafil

Side effects that may arise after taking sildenafil is:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn
  • Skin rash
  • Nosebleeds

See more about:

  • Hypertension Pulmonal
  • Impotence

Reviewed by: Dr. Tjin Willy

Tips to Buy Slimming Products Online

More and more people turn to the internet for slimming products because it represents a quick and easy alternative.

At the pharmacy we received, especially at this time of the year, numerous consultations on drugs and slimming supplements, as well as if you can buy online, and although we from the pharmacy, we always try to resolve the doubts that come and Responding to all concerns, it is also necessary to report on the sale of these products on the Internet because they also have their risks, many of them unnecessary and that can jeopardize your health.

Therefore, today we want to offer a series of tips and recommendations to take into account before buying slimming products over the Internet.

Recommendations to buy slimming online

Every day, we get consultations on which is the best treatment to lose weight and the effectiveness of a specific medicine or supplement for this purpose.

The first thing to be clear that both the effectiveness and the best treatment depend on your body and your needs. For example, if you need to lose weight because of a fluid retention problem, you’ll have a better drain than a fat burner.

Therefore we recommend you to go first to your doctor, because it is the person who has to guide you through this process of slimming.

That said and thanks to the collaboration of our digital marketing department, we leave some advice to follow before buying products to lose weight online.

Do not buy thinning medications or supplements anywhere.

  • Before making any purchases, investigate the website. Verifies that it is a real company, for it checks in the Web site the contact data and Verifícalos (name, address, telephone, NIF…)
  • In the case of drugs, only accredited pharmacies can sell over-the-counter medications on the Internet, although each country has its own legislation and it may happen that a drug requires prescription in a particular country and not in the neighbor. Make sure that the web you are looking at meets the requirements established by law, avoid buying fakes that may have serious consequences for your health.
  • Search opinions in search engines do users speak well? Do you have negative comments? If you have any questions or have trouble finding information, better refrain from making the purchase on that website.
  • Make sure that the page you’re visiting is who he says he is. Sometimes it can happen that a simple word or letter, makes us believe that we are on a specific website and we are actually browsing the same as the trusted site. There are many fraudulent web copies. If you have any questions, it is best to copy and paste the correct URL in the browser.
  • Make sure you know all the details and conditions of the product purchase (price, shipping costs, delivery time…). Above all, in this type of products you need to make sure that you have all the certificates issued by the corresponding health agencies.
  • When it comes to providing personal data or introducing some other personal information, you better trust the pages with SSL security certificate. These pages send information securely. They differ because the URL starts with https instead of HTTP and the same Google tells you that the site is safe as you can see in the image below.
  • If you decide to make the payment by card you know that the virtual TPV are safe but we can always end up in a fraudulent web or be victims of phishing. The phishing is a fraudulent form with which you obtain confidential information to make scams by Internet. To avoid stealing our card data it is best to use an exclusive card to make purchases online. You can load it with a certain amount to avoid major risks.
  • Make purchases from your personal computer and keep your operating system updated, as well as your browser and antivirus programs.
  • Never, ever buy slimming medications, food supplements, or any other health, medical or food products to individuals, or on second-hand product sales portals.

Fake Slimming Drugs

Not long ago, we talked about the health risk of buying counterfeit erectile dysfunction medications.

Any counterfeit medicine is a health risk. Europe has already voiced alarm over the strong increase in counterfeit or adulterated drugs circulating on the net.

The data published by WHO. Which refer to counterfeit medicines, speak for themselves:
Counterfeit medicines move about 25 million, 000 a year.
WHO estimates that every year about 100,000 people die from the consumption of counterfeit medicines.
10% of the drugs sold in China are false.
In the poorest countries counterfeiters take advantage of the shortage of medicines to sell their counterfeit products, while in the more industrialized countries they do so via the Internet.

Without leaving far behind, we have the case of the death of 100 minors in Nigeria who were treated with adulterated syrup, or in Mexico the burn ointment which was nothing more than a mixture of sawdust.

More recently, just a few days ago, several media echoed the case of Nathalie-Jade 18 years, after buying a diet pills online had to be hospitalized with serious heart problems that today has not yet Overcome.

The number of pages that sell drugs like the one I buy this girl grows quickly. The problem with most of these websites is that they are outside the jurisdiction of a country.

Last year alone, 17.5 million of dollars were seized on drugs and fake medical products, of which 3 million were pills for erectile dysfunction and more than 300,000 doses of slimming pills, as well as medicines to treat serious illnesses Health like cancer.

Why do people buy medicines online?

One of the main reasons for buying this type of medicine on the internet is because of shame. Many people who buy erectile dysfunction pills online do it for this reason.

Another factor is for comfort. Shopping online is easy, comfortable and fast.

Others do it because on certain websites they are not required a prescription they don’t have.

How to identify a fake medicine?

The differences between a false medicine and an authentic one can be found mainly in its composition, in its physical aspect and in the safety and efficacy.

Composition: A medicine not only contains active ingredients, it also includes other elements that help to stabilize or preserve it for proper absorption in the organism. False drugs contain incorrect components or inadequate doses of the active ingredients, either by excess or by fault.

Physical appearance: the labels and documentation associated with the medication may contain the name of the drug or its information but incorrectly.

In the box, in the blister, the leaflet or any other form of packaging, you can also observe alterations such as asusencia of stickers and security holograms.

According to WHO, the most frequent irregularities in counterfeit medicines are:

  • Incorrect amount of active ingredient (a lower amount may be equal to or more dangerous than excess).
  • Wrong active principle.
  • Absence of active principle.
  • Toxic or non-medicinal components (such as industrial paint, waxes, talc, chalk, etc.)
  • Packing and a false documentation.

Can Viagra be Bought Over the Counter in Pharmacies?

Can Viagra be bought over the counter in pharmacies? This is the question of the million, one of the most frequent consultations that come to the pharmacy. In Andorra, the sale of this medicine requires a prescription, all depends on the legislation in force in each country.

Can I buy Viagra without a prescription?

Already in the year 2007 the American Laboratories Pfizer, creators of this drug, asked the European Union for the sale without prescription of Viagra arguing to be able to curb thus the avalanche of counterfeits, or perhaps simply to increase its income. This petition was denied with much common sense, which already happened at the time in his country of origin, the United States, which denied this request for the risks that this medicine entails.

In Andorra the sale of viagra requires a medical prescription. This is a preventive and safety measure to protect the health of users to prevent misuse of this medicine with consequences that can be very serious for health.

Doing a bit of Google search we can find countless websites that are touted for example as “buy viagra without prescription in Andorra.” The vast majority of these sites are not pharmacies, or any other company located in Andorra. They use this strategy to attract users and are not really providing transparent information and may not be allowed to sell medications online.

Do not be fooled and avoid buying any drugs on unauthorized websites or promote deception to attract users. You’re at a high risk of buying counterfeit drugs.

viagra, Cialis, Levitra, steroids… Today they are part of the top ten of counterfeits, a business that moved in the year 2015 1.4 billion euros at the expense of counterfeit medicines distributed in Spain.

A counterfeit medicine, is not simply an imitation, are products that lie in its composition, in its origin and in its leaflet, making believe the buyer who is buying the drug that will improve their sex life and is actually buying, at best Cases, a placebo, taking into account according to the data provided by WHO, 50% of the drugs circulating on the internet are false, adulterated or even toxic.

How does Viagra work?

Viagra is a medication that is indicated only for men with erectile dysfunction. It should only be taken when needed. It works by increasing the flow of blood to the penis so that they can achieve and maintain an erection with enough stiffness to have sex, regardless of the degree of erectile dysfunction. The effects begin to be noticed after a lapse of time of 30 to 60 minutes, although it can be taken 4 hours before.

Only a doctor can determine if Viagra is the right medication for the patient. Self-medication is not recommended under any circumstances because it is not suitable for everyone.

Viagra and any other drug whose active ingredient is sildenafil may cause serious side effects.

The most common side effects of Viagra are: headache, facial flushing, upset stomach, abnormal vision, such as changes in color vision (see with a blue hue) and blurred vision, nasal congestion and secretion, backache, muscular pain, Nausea, dizziness, and rash.

Other more serious adverse effects are:

  • A prolonged erection (priapism) If you have an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours, you should seek medical help immediately. If it is not treated immediately, priapism can cause permanent damage to the penis.
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes. Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes may be a sign of a serious ocular problem called non-nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NONA). If you experience any sudden loss of vision, you have to stop taking Viagra and go to the doctor right away.
  • Sudden decrease or loss of hearing Some people may also experience a ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or dizziness. If you have these symptoms, you have to stop taking Viagra and call a doctor right away.

On the other hand, Sildenafil is incompatible with many diseases of cardiovascular origin, pulmonary, hepatic, renal… among others. It can also interact negatively with the taking of many other medications.

Our recommendation before taking Viagra

  • Do not take Viagra without the recommendation and supervision of a healthcare professional. This kind of drugs are neither a toy, nor a gummy, you can put your health at risk.
  • It should always be a doctor to determine the right dosage to take.
  • The doctor should indicate how much Viagra should be taken and when to do so. Don’t take Viagra more than once a day.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medications you take, including prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. viagra can affect how other drugs act, and other medications can affect the way Viagra acts, causing side effects.
  • Make sure you get the original and true drug when you buy Viagra online. Many of the sites that claim to sell Viagra online are actually selling potentially dangerous health counterfeits.
  • Make sure also that the website requires a valid medical prescription. It is illegal to sell Viagra without a prescription from a qualified health professional.
  • Check that the website has a domicile, a telephone number and that it is authorized by the authorities of your country to sell sildenafil online. In foreign Web pages you search verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites ® (VIPPS ®). An accreditation VIPPS ® Agarantiza that the website where you make the purchase is safe and reliable.
  • If you opt for a generic for erectile dysfunction, keep in mind that this is where counterfeiters profit the most. If you buy these products online at sites that are not authorized, you can get a potentially dangerous counterfeit that can harm your health. Only a doctor can determine if you have erectile dysfunction and if VIAGRA is the right medication for you.
  • If you decide to buy medications online, always consult the doctor first and get a written prescription. The best way to avoid counterfeit medicines is to buy prescription drugs at a reputable pharmacy that you know and trust.
  • If you think you’ve bought counterfeit Viagra, you can report it to the FDA MedWatch program.

If you need more information about counterfeit medicines, you can find it on the official website of the World Health Organization.

Buy in Andorra Your Medicine Has it’s Advantages

Many people come to Andorra to buy their medicines. This is due to several factors such as the shortage of a drug in your country of origin, the withdrawal of the sale and/or prohibition in the country of origin, the difference in price, etc…

Buying in Andorra has always had its advantages. Andorra is a country dedicated to trade and tourism, something that is also part of our history. For many, many years tourists come expressly to our country to make their purchases either by price difference or because here you can find everything.

The pharmacy today is a key point for the tourist. More and more people arrive in Andorra to make their purchases of medicines, homeopathy, pharmacy, Naturopathy…. This is mainly due to the price difference or to which any medicinal product can be imported in Andorra, regardless of their country of origin, provided that they comply with the legal regulations of distribution and safety.

Buy in pharmacies in Andorra

Whatever the cause that makes more and more people go to Andorra for their medication, the truth is that buying medicines or other products of parapharmacy, homeopathy or naturopathy in this small country has its advantages:

International medicines: In Andorra it is permitted by law to import and market any medicinal products, from any part of the World (France, United Kingdom, USA, etc…) All these medicines are safe and quality, and are rigorously subject to the quality standards that affect the production, distribution, storage and dispensing of medicines, which allows us to ensure and ensure that the medicines provide the Therapeutic effects for those who have been indicated.

More economical prices: the fact of being able to import from any country of the world and on the other hand, the low taxes that apply to the medicines and in general to all the products of parapharmacy, homeopathy and naturopathy, makes that the pharmacies of Andorra can be more Competitive and prices in pharmacy are more accessible.

New drugs: New drugs appear all over the world every day. In Andorra, once they have been approved by their country of origin, these medicines arrive immediately, without having to wait for the two or three years of tests demanded by other countries before approving their marketing.

Medical prescriptions: Another advantage is that, in the case of prescription drugs, the optional prescriptions of Spanish or French physicians are valid in Andorra, which does not happen in many other countries.

Shortages: In Andorra we do not suffer many problems of shortages, as happens in other countries or currently, for example, in Spain with the issue of vaccines. By being allowed to import vaccines from other countries, we can facilitate access to these drugs and vaccines to all those who need them.

Pharmacy and Parapharmacy in Andorra

Within what is the pharmacy in Andorra, the magistral formulation remains very present, although currently the parapharmacy has acquired much importance within the pharmaceutical sector and has grown in recent years in a spectacular way, especially the Dermocosmetics sector.

Medicines can only be dispensed in pharmacies. All homeopathy are included as medicaments, as well as the phytotherapy products that describe their therapeutic uses in their label.

It is understood by products of parapharmacy those that are not medicines but they are consumed (dermocosmetics, orthopedics…), applied or used by the human being, to improve or to contribute to the health care of the healthy people.

The most sold products in Parapharmacy are those of dermopharmacy, which include all types of cosmetics, photoprotectors, personal hygiene products….

However, medicinal plant preparations may be sold in parapharmacy provided that no reference is made to their therapeutic, diagnostic or preventive properties in the information attached to the preparation.

Other usual sections in pharmacies today are dietary and nutrition. In these sections is where you will find the baby milks, porridges, special foods, low calorie diet foods, etc…

Within the pharmacy we also find the sanitary products that are those destined to cures and Prineros aid: gauzes, plasters, bandages, dressings, teats, pacifiers, bottles, lactation products, diapers, lice, orthopedic products …

The legislation requires that the people who attend the pharmacy’s counter are licensed in pharmacy or have the qualification of a pharmacist, but there must always be a qualified pharmacist. On the other hand, in parapharmacy, no qualification is required, although it is always advisable that the people who serve in parapharmacy are professionals, well prepared and in constant formation, to serve in an adequate and satisfactory way to the client.

In Andorra’s parapharmacy, products must also comply with current legal requirements.

The labelling should show data such as:

  • Clear identification of the product.
  • Name and address of the company responsible for the product.
  • How to use, warnings or precautions.
  • Composition (INCI)
  • Expiration date and lot number.
  • Only health products must include the labelling of the European Union with the EC acronym.


The naturopathy is based on natural means that try to prevent the disease and/or recover the state of health and well-being.

The naturopaths are people who are formed, with extensive knowledge of the human body and who help to enhance self-healing abilities including healthy habits to ensure and ensure lasting health.

On the other hand, the naturopathy with the pharmacy are becoming more and more united. Each time they are elaborated and they are more demanded by the users, more natural products, ecological, especially nutritional supplements, natural cosmetics and organic food. This also allows pharmacies to offer solutions to people who have specific needs such as vegans or celiacs.

It may seem that the naturopathy in the pharmacy is a current trend, but the truth is that already ancient cultures used medicinal plants that used as drugs. This handbook of all the knowledge of the natural pharmacy was developed by Hippocrates, Dioscorides, Galen and his disciples. Oriental cultures have also used pharmacological remedies taken from nature, we see it today even with Ayurvedic medicine that claims that any substance can have medicinal value, it is only a matter of knowing how to use it.

Phytotherapy is also very present in the pharmacy. It uses vegetables to improve health, eating them and observing, we learned the effects of the use of different natural elements. Phytotherapy is a real pharmacy in which the different components show their efficacy for diseases, besides being natural elements and therefore balanced.

In our case, following our philosophy and without losing the pharmaceutical rigor, in our pharmacy we apply the knowledge of the natural world to the pharmaceutical world. Thanks to this, we have sections that differentiate us from natural medicine, organic food, homeopathy, natural cosmetics, aromatherapy and floral therapy.

These products are also imported from any country in the world, which allows us to have a lot of product variety and very affordable prices for the final consumer.


Homeopathy is a curative method that involves treating the patients small doses of those substances that, in higher doses, would produce a healthy person symptoms equal or similar to those that are intended to be combated.

Homeopathy is especially suitable for treating certain conditions such as headaches, digestive disorders and diseases of nervous origin, as well as stimulating the immune system to fight infectious diseases, although it cannot eliminate Pathogenic agents that cause them.

Homeopathy is a world of contrasts, has as many followers as critics who doubt its effectiveness and ensure that its benefits are due to a placebo effect. Experts ensure that their efficacy is proven and insist on other advantages of homeopathy such as the absence of toxicity or side effects, making it accessible to pregnant women, children or elderly people.

What is true is that homeopathy is prescribed by more than 10,000 physicians in Spain and patients who resort to this type of medicine are counted by thousands and thousands.

Homeopathic medicines can be used alone or, along with other treatments, especially in chronic diseases. In this case, the use of homeopathic treatments associated with the conventional ones, allows in many cases, under the supervision of the specialist, to reduce the conventional medication and/or its side effects.

In Andorra, homeopathic Medicmantos must be prescribed by physicians and dispensed by pharmacists. Like any other drug are regulated by the Ministry of Health.

Homeopathy is present in all pharmacies in Andorra. It has a considerable price difference in relation to Spain. This is the main reason why there is so much demand in Andorran pharmacies.

This price difference is due to several factors that we have explained above, but also contributes that in the country of origin, of which we import, many of the strains are subsidized by the social security, which contributes to that the price is lower .