Compare Cialis vs. Stendra

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Cialis (tadalafil)

Prescription only

Stendra (avanafil)

Prescription only
Helps you get aroused and achieve an erection/orgasm.

Cialis (tadalafil) is very effective and is the only medication in its class that treats both erectile dysfunction and enlarged prostate symptoms. You can also take it on a regular basis, which can allow for more spontaneity, but it can be expensive.

3.6/ 5 average rating with 606 reviewsforCialis
Helps you get an erection.

Stendra (avanafil) is an effective, first-choice treatment for erectile dysfunction, but it can be expensive.

Upsides
  • Cialis (tadalafil) is the first-choice medication for treating erectile dysfunction.
  • Cialis (tadalafil) can be taken either as needed, or on a regular basis (which allows you to be more spontaneous before sex).
  • Cialis (tadalafil) has longer lasting effects than Viagra.
  • Stendra (avanafil) works faster than its alternatives and is tolerated well.
Downsides
  • You can't take Cialis (tadalafil) if you've had a heart attack in the past 3 months, or stroke or heart failure in the past 6 months.
  • Cialis (tadalafil) is only available as brand name, so it can be expensive.
  • If you're older than age 65, you might have more side effects.
  • Can't use Cialis (tadalafil) if you've recently taken nitrates like Isordil, Imdur, or nitroglycerin (Nitro-BID, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat).
  • Might not be a good option if you have kidney, liver, or heart problems.
  • Only available as brand name, so it can be expensive.
  • Stendra (avanafil) doesn't last as long as other medications like it.
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Price
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Reviews
606 reviews so far
66%
saidit'sworth it
46%
saiditworked well
14%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
4possible side effects
  • Headache
    4%
  • Indigestion
    2%
  • Back pain
    2%
  • Common cold
    2%
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4possible side effects
  • Headache
    5%
  • Flushing
    3%
  • Back pain
    3%
  • Stuffy nose
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Heart disease
  • Prolonged erection
  • Vision changes
  • Low blood pressure
    • Taking alpha blockers
    • Taking medications for high blood pressure
    • Drinking alcohol
  • Hearing loss
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  • Heart problems
    • Low blood pressure
    • High blood pressure
    • History of heart problems
  • Prolonged erection
    • History of leukemia
    • History of multiple myeloma
    • History of sickle cell anemia
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Low blood pressure
    • Taking alpha-blockers
    • Taking nitrates
    • Taking medicines for high blood pressure
    • Drinking alcohol
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