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Expanded erectile dysfunction service at Superdrug as demand surges

Superdrug pharmacies now offer a cream and trial kits for patients with erectile dysfunction
Superdrug pharmacies now offer a cream and trial kits for patients with erectile dysfunction

Superdrug is expanding its erectile dysfunction portfolio after demand for services increased by 13% between May and June, it has announced.

The multiple said the COVID-19 pandemic was impacting the risk factors associated with erectile dysfunction, including increased stress, tiredness and consuming more alcohol.

Superdrug pharmacies will now offer a new cream and trial kits, which contain three different medications for patients to try to see what works best for them.

These are in addition to the multiple’s existing erectile dysfunction services, which include selling the tablet medication, a penis pump and telephone consultations with Superdrug’s Online Doctor to discuss treatment.

"Further choice"

Michael Henry, healthcare director at Superdrug, said: “We know that accessibility and discretion are important to patients seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction.

“These factors have driven the decision to extend our online erectile dysfunction portfolio and provide further choice and increased availability to medication that will support people’s sexual health.”

10 Comments
Question: 
Have you seen an increase in demand for erectile dysfunction services during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Not-So-Lucky Ex-Locum, Superintendent Pharmacist

Yeah, the punsters are out in force with THAT headline, aren't they?

Leon The Apothecary, Student

It's not a hard topic to work with admittingly! In regards to the story, I suspect that's the result of people being bored at home! And when the lockdown eases, the result of people finally being allowed out loose!

 

Mike Bereza, Community pharmacist

Could you please expand on this?

Not-So-Lucky Ex-Locum, Superintendent Pharmacist

Yep - a lot of blokes are on a serious downer in lockdown and they need something to give them a lift. It's understandably really, we've all been feeling a bit limp during this difficult time so that anything that can raise us up a little is to be grabbed with both hands and taken firmly to heart to stiffen our resolve and help us come to terms with things. (That's IT!! I'm completely out of double-entendres now - it's just too hard to think about any more....)

Not-So-Lucky Ex-Locum, Superintendent Pharmacist

There will be a whole generation known as Covid kids! You wait 'til Christmas time - maternity units will be the ones getting overrun then.

Clive Hodgson, Community pharmacist

And doubtless only a matter of time before a new born is actually named Covid or Covidia.

Not-So-Lucky Ex-Locum, Superintendent Pharmacist

Yep. I used to go on the Pharmacy Forum and someone on there said that they had come across a child called Chlamydia! Some people are just so amazingly thick, but then so was the Registrar that allowed it. I did come across a person the other day who has the same name as a proprietary drug brand. It was rather weird.

Graham Morris, Design

Nothing to do with this topic, but the naming of children should be taken away from some parents. I once dispensed for a baby called "Dwain Pipe". I swear it's the truth.

 

Not-So-Lucky Ex-Locum, Superintendent Pharmacist

Wayne Kerr was my worst....

C A, Community pharmacist

Were their parents a cross between Native Americans and Jonathan Ross?

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