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Spedra (avanafil) erectile dysfunction treatment

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Spedra is a fast acting erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment which can be used before you plan to have sex. It contains the active ingredient Avanafil. It is sometimes known as Avanafill, which is the generic version of the medication. Spedra (100mg) has been shown to be 58% effective in treating ED.

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Information about ED

ED is defined as the inability to get an erection, or maintain it long enough to have sex. It’s a very common condition, and it’s estimated that as many as half of men aged 40-70 will experience some kind of ED. Despite being common and mostly easy to treat, ED has an impact on self-confidence, sexual performance and relationships if it’s not talked about.

ED can be caused by physical changes such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. It can be caused by psychological factors such as depression, anxiety and trauma. Lifestyle factors can also play their part in causing ED, including smoking, heavy drinking, being overweight and not keeping active.

What is Spedra?

Spedra is one of a group of drugs called PDE-5 inhibitors, which work to widen the blood vessels in the body, increasing the flow of blood to the penis. This therefore makes it easier for a man to get an erection and keep it, when sexually aroused. Viagra (Sildenafil), Cialis (Tadalafil) and Levitra (Vardenafil) all fall into the same group of medications and work in similar ways to treat ED.

Spedra is a treatment for ED, but it will not cure any underlying cause of your ED or increase your sexual desire.

Do I need a prescription for Spedra?

Yes, you will need a prescription to obtain Spedra, as it is a prescription-only medication. You can however, request a prescription and buy Spedra online, using an online pharmacy or online doctor, like our ED service.

You will need to go through a short medical consultation online to make sure it’s clinically safe for you to be prescribed Spedra. You can then pay for your prescription online.

Alternative ED treatments

There are a variety of ED tablets available, including different dosages, and some pills which can be taken daily, as opposed to just before sex. Some people find an ED cream such as Vitaros, a vacuum pump device or counselling works for them to treat the condition. It’s all personal preference and what is safe to be prescribed to you, so if one treatment doesn’t work, you should always have an alternative option.

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Spedra frequently asked questions

  • How do I take Spedra?

    Depending on the dosage of the Spedra tablet you’ve been prescribed, you need leave different amounts of time before having sex. Take Spedra about 30 minutes before if you’re on the 50mg dose, or 15-30 minutes before if you’re on the 100mg or 200mg dose. You should never take more than 1 tablet in 24 hours.

    You can take Spedra with or without food, but it may take slightly longer to work if you do eat when taking it. It’s important you avoid grapefruit juice for 24 hours before taking Spedra, because there is a chemical in grapefruit juice which can increase the amount of Avanafil in the bloodstream. This increases the chance of side effects when taking the drug.

    It’s not advised to drink large quantities of alcohol before taking Spedra. This is because alcohol inhibits your ability to get an erection in the first place. Plus large amounts of alcohol can increase the risk of having side effects to Spedra, particularly dizziness.

  • How long does Spedra take to work?

    For most people Spedra will get to work in less than 30 minutes, with 25% of people taking the 100mg dose being able to have successful sex within 15 minutes. The effects of the drug can last to up to 4 hours.

  • Are there any Spedra side effects?

    Like with most medications, you may experience side effects when taking Spedra. Common side effects include dizziness, red cheeks, blocked or stuffy nose, racing heartbeat and indigestion. Some people may also experience blurred vision.

  • Is Spedra the same as Avanafil?

    Avanafil is the generic version of Spedra. They both contain the same active ingredient, avanafil, and they works in the same way to treat ED.

References

patient.info/medicine/avanafil-for-erectile-dysfunction-spedra
www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.5331.pdf
www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/7421/smpc#gref
www.bpas.org/more-services-information/erectile-dysfunction/spedra/