Stendra is a drug that works to relax
muscles, while increasing blood flow to different parts of the
body. For this reason, this medication is most often used to
treat erectile dysfunction.
Stendra works similarly to other medications for erectile
dysfunction. However, avanafil, which is the active ingredient
in this medication, works differently than the active ingredient
in other medications. Avanafil works to increase blood flow to
the sexual organs, making an erection easier to achieve. In
addition, this medication works faster than most other
medications for erectile dysfunction, with most men able to
achieve an erection just 15 to 20 minutes after taking this
medication along with sexual stimulation. About 80% of men who
take this medication report better erections.
Stendra is available only through prescription from a doctor or
other authorized medical professional. This drug will only treat
erectile dysfunction that is caused by physiological issues.
Psychological issues that are behind erectile dysfunction
require different treatment.
Itís important to consult a doctor or other medical professional
before beginning to take Stendra. Follow the directions on the
prescription label and do not alter the dose to make it larger
or smaller than prescribed. However, dose changes may be
adjusted by your doctor over time. Those who are allergic to
Avanafil or who are taking nitrate medication should avoid this
medication, as these can cause serious heart problems. Those
with liver, kidney, or heart disease should not take this
This drug should be taken as directly prescribed by a doctor or
medical professional. This medication is not to be taken every
day; rather, it should be taken as needed, which is about 30
minutes before sexual activity. The pill alone will not cause an
erection. This medication only works when coupled with sexual
stimulation. There are no pre-prescribed times or dosing
schedules to take this medication, but allow at least 24 hours
to pass in between doses. Seek immediate medical attention for
an overdose of this medication. Alcohol should be avoided while
taking this medication.
Side effects for Stendra may include redness of the face, neck,
or chest, headache, diarrhea, or back pain. Erections that are
painful or that last for more than four hours require the
immediate attention of a medical professional if you have taken
this medication. Changes in vision, shortness of breath, or
chest pain while taking this medication should also be reported
to a medical professional as soon as possible.