Stendra

(avanafil)

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Helps you get an erection.

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Our bottom line

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

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Quick facts about Stendra
  • Drug class: Men's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Stendra (avanafil) works faster than its alternatives and is tolerated well.
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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Stendra (avanafil) is a phosphodiesterase-type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitor. Blocking PDE-5 allows blood vessles to open in the penis to help create an erection.

Quick facts about Stendra
  • Drug class: Men's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Stendra (avanafil) for Erectile dysfunction

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  • Possible side effects
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Common cold
  • Stuffy nose
  • Dizziness
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Side effect rates for Stendra (avanafil)

From 566 clinical trials of Stendra when taken for erectile dysfunction (50 mg)
  • Headache
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Flushing
    3%3%
  • Back pain
    3%3%
    1%1%
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    2%2%
    1%1%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Stendra.

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People taking Stendra felt side effect more

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Risks and Warnings for Stendra (avanafil)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Low blood pressure
    • High blood pressure
    • History of heart problems

    Stendra (avanafil) may cause heart problems, especially if you have a history of heart issues, blood pressure problems, or get chest pain during sexual activity. Ask your doctor if Stendra (avanafil) is right for you.

Common concerns from people taking Stendra (avanafil)

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Alcohol
  • Limit alcohol use to 3 units or less to avoid extra side effects.
Food
  • Take with or without food, but avoid grapefruit while on Stendra (avanafil). It may raise your risk of side effects.
Kidneys and liver
  • Might not be a good option if you have kidney, liver, or heart problems.