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Doctor Urges Brits Not To Stockpile Viagra During Coronavirus Lockdown

Doctor Urges Brits Not To Stockpile Viagra During Coronavirus Lockdown

Doctors are urging randy Brits not to stockpile Sildenafil - erectile dysfunction medication commonly sold under the brand name Viagra - during the coronavirus lockdown as it could hinder the country from running 'efficiently'.

Frisky folk have been turning to the internet to get their little blue pill fix, with online orders for the medication rocketing by 70 percent, according to GP Dr Diana Gall.

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Dr Gall puts the dramatic swell in interest down to the fact many are turning their attention to the bedroom not only to beat the boredom of isolation, but also keep themselves in shape.

However Dr Gall fears 'stockpiling' the medication could hinder the UK from 'efficiently' operating.

Dr Gall has urged Brits not to stockpile Viagra. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
Dr Gall has urged Brits not to stockpile Viagra. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Dr Gall, from online service Doctor-4-U, said: "Sildenafil is one of the most popular products we sell and is credited with rescuing people's love lives, relationships and, as a result, vastly improving their mental health.

"We see annual spikes in sales around events such as Christmas and New Year, and of course on Valentine's Day, but this dramatic rise in demand is unprecedented.

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"It can only be down to the fact people are stuck indoors and want to make the most of it by having lots of sex.

The generic form of the medication. Credit: Kennedy News and Media
The generic form of the medication. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

While Dr Gall has welcomed the news that Brits are using their time in isolation to have fun between the sheets, she's urging people not to stockpile the medication.

Dr Gall said: "It's been widely reported that the UK is facing a potential shortage of paracetamol due to the increased demand and the fact the raw ingredient often comes from China.

"Asthma inhalers, such a Ventolin, are also apparently running low on supplies as sufferers worry about the respiratory impact of Covid-19.

"While there is unlikely to be the same level of demand for Sildenafil, I would always urge people to consider the effect over-ordering any medication can have on other people in need.

"As much as staying indoors and isolating yourself and your family is very much the way to go to combat the spread of coronavirus, avoiding stockpiling is the best way to make sure the country as a whole keeps running efficiently."

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

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Topics: uk news, Coronavirus, Weird, Health

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]