Is Viagra available over the counter in Spain – Spanish RX & OTC drugs!

Spain is a very developed sovereign prosperity country, full-bodied European Union and NATO member, which is located in south-west part of Europe. Spain is one of the biggest countries of Europe (it takes the fourth stage). Democracy estimating, illustrated in the Democracy Index of the EIU, places Spain to one of the 19 most developed world democracies.

Prescription and non-prescription drugs in Spain

Governmental permission to sell prescription drugs is issued to:

  1. Publically open, respectable pharmacies, with high reputation;
  2. Drug stores, located in health care centers, hospitals, medicine deposits or National Health Service’s health care establishments.

In Spain retail drug stores can be owned and managed only by particular individual pharmacists. It is not that easy to get necessary permission for distributing prescription medications. Professional pharmaceutical retailers should be approved by local authority, which issues authorized license, according to the system of quota. The quota system is formed in accordance with location of the region and its population.

There is no particular law, concerning over-the-counter medication regulation. All drugs are presumed to be prescription.
Regulation of the pharmaceutical industry in the United States is carried out by The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices.

Prices of drugs in Spain

A few years ago, the IMS Health consulting company compiled a picture of the prices of medicines in Europe, in order to show clearly, what is expensive in the pharmacological industry and what is not.

The results of the study convinced that the prices for medicines in Spanish pharmacies are 15% lower than the average for the European Union countries. Cheaper prices for medical remedies can be found only in Slovakia, Portugal, Estonia, and Latvia.

Viagra Spain

According to the National Association of Pharmacists of Pharmaceutical Industry (Farmaindustria – Asociación Nacional Empresarial de la Industria Farmacéutica), the comparatively low prices for medicines esteblishedin Spain show that the Spanish pharmaceutical market is under constant control and this positively influences the image of our country on the international Arena. Prices for medicines in Spain are subject to strict regulation, and therefore their excessive growth is impossible. In addition, specialists from the Pharmaceutical Industry note that 80% of medicines sold in Spanish pharmacies are produced on the territory of the country, which also contributes to their cheaper prices.

Is it possible to buy Viagra without a prescription in Spain?

Is Viagra available over the counter in Spain? Yes, indeed (according to the information on some forums). In Spain you can find many chemist’ shops that offer over-the-counter medications, which usually require prescription, issued by a licensed specialist. Viagra OTC and Cialis are not the exception. For these drugs, prescription is not needed in Canaries, Spain and Balearics as well. However, we are not sure, whether it is legal or not.