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Number of prescription items dispensed in England

1. Introduction of low-price generic sildenafil and removal of prescribing restrictions led to a steep rise in the number of prescription items dispensed in England, from 1.3 million in 2012-2013 to 2.7 million in 2015-2016. 2. Branded tadalafil, vardenafil and avanafil, and Viagra, continue to be restricted on the NHS, so as prescriptions for sildenafil rose, those for tadalafil and vardenafil began to fall. 3. Avanafil (2015-2016): 6,765

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