In addition to being quick to take effect, Stendra leaves the blood stream quicker than viagra, which may indicate that there will be fewer side effects Cialis(tadalafil), levitra (Vardenafil) and Viagra (sildenafil citrate). What those side effects may be is still uncertain, but, like users of similar drugs, avanafil trial users have reported some headache, flushing, back pain, and nasal congestion.
Avanafil also appears to be better than Viagra at concentrating its activity on PDE-5. This is important because PDE-5 is a protein which interferes with the body’s natural signals to relax the smooth muscle cells in the penis, thereby shutting off blood flow into the erectile tissue. The more effective a drug is in inhibiting PDE-5 , the more likely it is that a man will be able to achieve an erection.
Similar to its counterparts, the drug works by helping increase blood flow to the penis. How does it stack up against the rest?
“This is potentially the fastest acting of the four,” Dr. Wayne Hellstrom, professor of urology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, told Reuters. Patients taking Stendra are recommended to take the drug 30 minutes before sexual activity but clinical trials have shown the drug works as fast as 15 minutes. Viagra may take an hour to start working, Reuters reported.
In clinical trials, 77 percent of men with general ED were able to get erections after taking Stendra, compared with 54 percent of men taking a placebo pill, WebMD reported. Stendra resulted in successful intercourse for 57 percent of men with general ED, compared with 27 percent of men on placebo.
The company claims that Stendra (Avanafil) works in 15 minutes, compared to the average competitors 30 minute window. With the drug working quicker, it also leaves your blood quicker than the other similar drugs on the market, therefore possibly reducing the amount of side effects.