Viagra usage up in Scotland

New statistics show that prescriptions for Viagra in Scotland have gone up dramatically. Compared with just five years ago, 20,000 more men are now making use of Viagra, a drug which has been around since 1998. This works out at around half a million prescriptions, costing a total of £22 million.

The figures were revealed through a Freedom of Information request and revealed that Glasgow was the area where the most Viagra prescriptions were written – 14,000 last year alone. However, only 400 were issued in Orkney. Last year, 118,591 prescriptions were issued, which was up considerably from the 99,845 from five years ago.

Quite a few reasons have been put forward for this rise in the number of men seeking Viagra prescriptions, from the numbers of people losing their jobs to some men struggling to make the most of their work/life balance.

While some experts say that Viagra is instrumental in helping save some relationships, others think that the money spent on such prescriptions could be put to better use.