What is Stendra? It is the 4th Erectile Dysfunction medication to join the PDE5 club, which stands for "Phosphodiesterase type 5". It's generic name is "Avanafil" and the official brand name "Stendra" was given by Vivus Pharmaceuticals the day of its approval by the FDA April 27th 2012. Health care experts and men who suffer from Impotence have been anxiously waiting for it to hit the market. Although it has previously been approved in other countries such as Korea , it is now officially approved for the sale in the United Sates and will be available in 50mg, 100mg and 200mg.
What makes it different? Several clinical trials have demonstrated that it acts much faster than any leading ED medication currently on the market . Out of thousands of men who participated in these trials, a large percentage reported firm erections with-in 15 minutes after taking it. The success rate is calculated at 77% and it is becoming known as the fastest pill available.
What history does it have? EDGuider has been reporting on it ever since it hit the web. Before it got its brand name of Stendra, it was only known as Avanafil and talk about this new drug was all over the web. Even stock holders were keeping a close eye on it due to its promising results and positive clinical trials. There are a few other medications other pharmaceutical companies currently have in the pipeline such as: "Zoraxel", "Zydena" and "Vitaros" but none of them are as promising as Stendra. Here are some past articles that will help you follow the steps of its progression:
(9 January 2009) Avanafil, the new PDE-5 inhibitor
(19 November 2009) Good news on AVANAFIL: Phase 3 completed!
(August 29th, 2010) 3 Upcoming ED treatments: Avanafil, Zoraxel, and Zydena?
(28 June 2011) New Avanafil Works In 15 minutes Compared To Cialis And Viagra Taking 30
(28 March 2012) Vitaros and Avanafil Could be on the Market in 2012
(24 January 2012) Avanafil the competitor for Viagra almost has FDA approval
What side effects does it have? They are all very similar to Viagra, Cialis and Levitra which are flu like symptoms, stuffy nose, headache and flushing in the face. In limited cases it can cause erections to last for more than 4 hours in which you should seek medical attention. Other more serious side effects can be hazy vision, loss of vision and hearing loss.
Where can I buy Stendra? It is fresh on the market so doctors should be receiving samples swiftly. It also has its own website which was launched shortly after its approval: http://www.stendra.com. Within their website you can see important facts and even prescribing information. You will be able to buy Stendra online and in local pharmacies soon. EDGuider will list pharmacies that you can order Stendra from as soon as it is on shelves.