Compare Levitra vs. Stendra

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

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Levitra (vardenafil)

Prescription only

Stendra (avanafil)

Prescription only
Helps you get an erection.

Levitra (vardenafil) helps with erectile dysfunction, but it may be expensive if not covered by your insurance.

3.4/ 5 average rating with 47 reviewsforLevitra
Helps you get an erection.

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

Upsides
  • Shorter-acting compared to Cialis and may be preferable for occasional, as needed use.
  • You can take it with or without food.
  • It is better than taking an injection for erectile dysfunction.
  • Staxyn is a dissolving tablet, which can work faster than the pill.
  • Stendra (avanafil) works faster than its alternatives and is tolerated well.
Downsides
  • It's not safe to take more than one tablet a day.
  • Levitra (vardenafil) is only available as a brand name, so it can be expensive.
  • You can't use Levitra (vardenafil) 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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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Pill
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Reviews
47 reviews so far
62%
saidit'sworth it
36%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Headache
    15%
  • Flushing
    11%
  • Stuffy nose
    9%
  • Upset stomach
    4%
  • Accidental injury
    3%
  • Sinus infection
    3%
  • Flu-like symptoms
    3%
  • Dizziness
    2%
  • Increased creatinine kinase levels
    2%
  • Nausea
    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 problems
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia
    • Low blood or high pressure
    • Heart attack
    • History of stroke
    • Heart failure or heart disease
  • Prolonged erection
    • Peyronie's disease
    • Cavernosal fibrosis
  • Sudden vision or hearing loss
  • Low blood pressure
    • Taking alpha blockers
    • Taking nitrates
    • Taking blood pressure medicines
    • Taking riociguat
  • Increased side effects with other medicines
    • Age 65 years or older
    • Liver disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Taking medicines such as alpha blockers, ketoconazole, or ritonavir
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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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