Thousands across the UK stock up on erectile dysfunction medications, such as Viagra, as lockdown measures eased on 13 June, according to data released by Pharmica.
• ‘Support Bubble’ introduction in England increases Viagra sales across the UK by more than 70%
• Sales of all erectile dysfunction (ED) medications jumped 36% in the same period
• Leeds led the way for major cities with an increase of 233% in Viagra purchases
The easing of lockdown measures provided a welcome boost to British sex lives, according to data released today by UK online pharmacy Pharmica.
Sales of the popular erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra jumped 71% the week after the British government implemented its ‘support bubble’ legislation on 13 June.
The introduction of the ‘support bubble’ allowed those who live alone or single parents to visit one other household and stay the night if they chose to do so.
Yorkshire took advantage of this move with gusto, increasing its purchases of the popular blue pill by a cool 233%.
Pharmica CEO, Rishi Krishna Says: “Coronavirus has had an enormous impact on everyone’s lives, and I don’t think we have even seen the full extent of it yet. Life has changed so much in such a short amount of time, which understandably creates a great deal of uncertainty. We are so pleased and proud that Pharmica has been able to continue to operate throughout this time and provide a much-needed service for all our customers.”
The post-lockdown boost in demand for Viagra has been especially high in Britain’s major cities.
London and Manchester both saw more than a 90% increase in Viagra sales the week after the support bubble legislation was implemented. In Birmingham, demand shot up even higher, soaring 112%. It was Leeds, however, that saw the biggest increase in demand for Viagra, with sales in the Yorkshire city rocketing 233% in the week after lockdown was eased.
Carolina Gonclaves, Pharmica’s Superintendent Pharmacist, added: “It’s wonderful that we’ve been able to help so many people during this unusual time. It’s been hard work helping so many more customers, but the feedback we’re getting from our patients has made it worthwhile. We’re helping all our customers live happier, more fulfilled lives and that’s a nice thing for us to be able to do.”
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UK Viagra Sales Across Lockdown*