What Is Kamagra? The Dangers of This Tablet

A mysterious, hooded man who's face is hidden holding up a small plastic bag containing pills
Written by

Content by

Last Updated

Last Updated

There's no need to turn to the dark web

The real stuff is just as cheap! Explore ED treatments from a reliable and reputable source. Discreet next day delivery. 

Thousands of British men buy Kamagra tablets and oral jellies online as a cheap treatment for erectile dysfunction. But what is Kamagra, and is it legal in the UK?

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be a difficult subject to address for many men. But ED is much more common than people think. It affects one in five British men. And while it’s more common in men over 40, a survey conducted by Atomik Research shows that over half of men in their thirties, are struggling in the bedroom.

Thankfully, there are plenty of effective treatments for ED. All it takes is a short conversation with your GP or pharmacist, and they may well be able to help you find the right solution.

The problem is that only 33% of men who suffer from ED, actively seek help. Many wish to avoid talking about it, and instead, buy ED medication online. Whilst online pharmacies have increased ease of access, there are many sites across the internet selling non-regulated drugs, which pose a danger to public health and safety.

In recent years, one increasingly popular ED treatment has been Kamagra. Users can buy Kamagra tablets and oral jellies online for cheap, without a prescription, with many sellers promising next day delivery.

Unfortunately, very few people actually know what Kamagra is. They don’t know what’s in Kamagra, if it’s safe to take, or if it’s even legal to buy in the UK.


What is Kamagra?

Kamagra claims to be an ED treatment similar to Viagra. It is manufactured by an Indian company called Ajanta Pharma Ltd. According to the manufacturer, the active ingredient in Kamagra is sildenafil citrate (the same active ingredient in Viagra). However, as Kamagra is not regulated or licensed in the UK, this cannot be verified.

It is available as a tablet, an effervescent tablet, or an oral jelly, and is popular due to its low price and how easy it is to buy.

Taking prescription medication without consulting a doctor or pharmacist can pose a significant risk to your health. It is not necessary, given how easy it is to access ED treatments.


Kamagra oral jelly

Kamagra doesn’t have to be taken as a tablet. It also comes in pouches as a flavoured oral jelly.

Kamagra oral jelly dissolves in the mouth, so there is no need to take it with water. It is easy to swallow, and since it is absorbed quicker into the bloodstream, it produces a faster response. Kamagra oral jelly claims to give an erection in as little as 10 minutes. This faster acting method of sildenafil could pose a health threat, as it can cause a rapid drop in blood pressure – This is one of the reasons that liquid Viagra or Viagra gel is not available on the market. Each pouch is thought to contain 20-100mg of sildenafil citrate.

Kamagra oral jellies come in many flavours, including chocolate, vanilla, mint, banana, orange, and strawberry.


Super Kamagra

Kamagra tablets contain one active ingredient, sildenafil citrate; however, Super Kamagra (also called Super Kamagra 160) has two ingredients. Each tablet alleges to contain 100mg of sildenafil citrate, as well as 60mg of dapoxetine.

Dapoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), a commonly prescribed antidepressant. It is also used to treat premature ejaculation.

According to the manufacturer, Ajanta Pharma Ltd., the combination of drugs allows you to have sex for longer. But because both drugs can cause a drop in blood pressure, taking them together is not advised. It can lead to dizziness, fainting, and other harmful side effects.


How does Kamagra work?

According to its manufacturer, Kamagra contains sildenafil citrate. This is the same active ingredient as Viagra.

During sexual stimulation, sildenafil helps to relax blood vessels in the penis, allowing them to fill with blood. This helps to achieve and maintain an erection.

Kamagra vs Viagra - What is the difference?

  • Active ingredient: According to the manufacturer, the active ingredient in Kamagra is sildenafil citrate. This is the same active ingredient in Viagra. So technically, there is no difference in the way that they work. However, because Kamagra is not regulated or licensed in the UK, these claims cannot be verified.
  • Inactive ingredients: There may also be differences in the inactive ingredients, such as bulking agents and tablet colourings. Whilst all the ingredients in Viagra have been tested and are fit for human consumption, we cannot be sure of the ingredients in Kamagra.
  • Formulation: Viagra is only available in tablet form. Kamagra is available as oral jellies and effervescent tablets. When drugs are approved by the relevant bodies, the formulation will undergo rigorous testing to demonstrate the correct quantities are being delivered. The effectiveness of the drug will depend upon the correct amount being released into the body from the formulation. Viagra has demonstrated safety and effectiveness in tablet form, and there is no guarantee that it will be safe or effective as an oral jelly or effervescent tablet.

It is safe to buy Kamagra online in the UK?

No, it is dangerous to buy or consume Kamagra for the following reasons:

  • Unknown ingredients: Kamagra claims to contain sildenafil 100mg, but we can’t exactly be sure of this. Even if you were to sample one tablet, there is no guarantee that other batches will contain the same ingredients. Often, producers of counterfeit medication will use poor-quality and potentially harmful ingredients.
  • Unknown side effects: Because we can’t be sure of the ingredients, we can’t be sure of what side effects are likely. In fact, there has been a case of poisoning, after a user had taken Kamagra.
  • Unknown interactions: Again, we cannot be sure of drug interactions. When you buy prescription medication from a licensed provider, they will always check that the treatment is safe for you to take with your exisiting medication. This is not the case for Kamagra.
  • No regulations: Counterfeit medications are not subject to regulatory requirements. For this reason, we cannot trust the safety and efficacy of the treatments that they produce. Reports have found that many counterfeit medications contained contaminants, such as ink and paint. Furthermore, many illegal online sellers will not be complying with payment compliance initiatives. There is a chance that they could have access to your credit card details and personal information.


Kamagra alternatives

Thankfully, there are low-cost alternatives to Kamagra which you can purchase legally, from a registered pharmacy. A box of Kamagra typically costs around £5-£7. This is similar in price to medication which is safe and regulated.

Name of treatment




Works in

60 minutes

30 minutes

30 minutes

Lasts for

4 hours

36 hours

4 hours

Side effects
  • Headache
  • Nasal congestion
  • Indigestion
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Indigestion
Effective in Around 80% of men Around 75% of men Around 70% of men
Price (box of 4) £5.89 £8.89 £11.89

*Sildenafil is a like-for-like legal alternative to Kamagra. It is safely used to treat ED by millions of men worldwide.


Kamagra is banned in the UK, and buying it online is unsafe. The precise ingredients are unknown, raising concerns about potential contamination with substances that are not fit for consumption.

Fortunately, the availability of safer alternatives eliminates the need to buy Kamagra online, for the purpose of saving money. Trustworthy and regulated suppliers offer safer alternatives, which have high success rates and pose fewer unknown health risks.

To find out more about how to spot a genuine online medication supplier, visit the NHS resource on buying medication online.

Whilst all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it is not intended to be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please speak to your doctor.