Stendra FDA Approved for Erectile Dysfunction
On April 27, 2012 VIVUS, Inc. announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved Stendra (avanfil) tablets to treat erectile dysfunction. Stendra ends a nearly decade long wait since the FDA has approved a new drug to treat erectile dysfunction.
Stendra is a PDE5 inhibitor and is categorized in the same drug class as Cialis, Viagra, Levitra and Staxyn. Although Stendra suggests taking Stendra 30 minutes before sexual activity, some men reported it working as fast as 15 minutes. Viagra typically takes about an hour to kick in. And yes, I do know from experience.
There was a clinical trial of over 1,200 men with ED who participated in the Stendra studies. 50mg, 100mg and 200mg doses of Stendra were given to some men and all the doses showed signs of improvement in erectile function compared to those men given a placebo.
77% of men with general erectile dysfunction were able to get an erection taking Stendra while 54% of the men who took a placebo did.
63% of men who had diabetes related ED got an erection after taking Stendra, while 42% of the men who took placebo.
Vivus should be very excited about their new ED pill. The amount of money that can be made in PDE5 inhibitors (ED treatments) is huge. In 2011, the worldwide sales of PDE5 inhibitors surpassed $5 billion dollars….wow.
"This approval expands the available treatment options to men experiencing erectile dysfunction, and enables patients, in consultation with their doctor, to choose the most appropriate treatment for their needs, "Victoria Kusiak, deputy director of the Office of Drug Evaluation in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a recent statement.
Like all similar ED treating drugs, Stendra side effects include headache, flushing of the face, runny nose and congestion.
The same warning you've heard hundreds of times over on the television commercials where the older white couples with white hair walk on the beach holding hands and then that wonderful voice says,
"STENDRA™ (avanafil) is prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).
Do not take STENDRA if you take nitrates, often prescribed for chest pain, as this may cause a sudden, unsafe drop in blood pressure.
Discuss your general health status with your healthcare provider to ensure that you are healthy enough to engage in sexual activity. If you experience chest pain, nausea, or any other discomforts during sex, seek immediate medical help.
STENDRA may affect the way other medicines work. Tell your healthcare provider if you take any of the following; medicines called HIV protease inhibitors, such as ritonavir (Norvir), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Fortavase or Invirase) or atazanir (Reyataz); some types of oral antifungal medicines, such as ketoconazole (Nizoral), and itraconozale (Sporonox); or some types of antibiotics, such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), telithromycin (Ketek), or erythromycin.
In the rare event of an erection lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical help to avoid long-term injury.
In rare instances, men taking PDE5 inhibitors (oral erectile dysfunction medicines, including STENDRA) reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to these medicines or to other factors. If you experience sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking PDE5 inhibitors, including STENDRA, and call a doctor right away.
I'm glad the 30 million men in the United States who suffer from ED will have another treatment option to help them "get-up" to bat again. And this will be very helpful when adderall penis occurs.
For more information about Stendra, please visit their official website HERE.