Avanafil against Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is an inability to maintain a proper erection. One of the most common causes for this medical condition is narrowing of the arteries that transport blood to the penis.

Avanafil 100 mg is the medication, which helps relax blood vessel muscles and enhance the blood flow to certain body areas. It belongs to the class of medicines called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors and is used to treat erectile dysfunction. It can also be indicated for some other purposes, not mentioned here. The medication works by preventing the action of the chemical phosphodiesterase type-5 in a human’s body. It helps relax blood vessels and improve the blood flow to the penis, which is followed by sexual stimulation. Due to this an erection is maintained. The medication doesn’t cure ED, enhance sexual desire or prevent the spread of STD or pregnancy. The drug was approved by the FDA for treating erectile dysfunction in 2012. The medication is available with prescription, but it’s only indicated for men with ED, which results from particular medical conditions.

Avanafil Description

Avanafil comes in a form of a tablet, which should be taken by mouth with or without food. One should take a dose of 100 mg or 200 mg, at least 15 minutes before any sexual activity. A dose of 50 mg can also be taken with or without food, about half an hour before any sexual activity. It should not be administered more than once during each 24 hours. Carefully follow all the directions on your prescription label. If you do not understand something, ask your doctor about that.

What Precautions Should I Follow?

Before taking the medication, tell your doctor about the following:avanafil 100 mg

  1. You are allergic to the medication or any other ingredients contained in it;
  2. You are currently taking some other medicines, including vitamins, herbal and dietary supplements, prescription or non-prescription medications;
  3. You were advised to avoid sexual activity for particular medical reasons in the past;
  4. You like drinking alcohol. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is not recommended during the treatment, as it may interfere with proper action of the medication;
  5. You are currently having surgery;
  6. You experience dizziness, nausea or chest pain while having sexual activity.

Tell your doctor about the following health problems:

  • Heart diseases;
  • Recent heart surgery;
  • History of strokes and heart attacks;
  • Angina;
  • Congestive heart failure;
  • Leukemia;
  • Stomach ulcer;
  • Hearing problems;
  • Vision problems;
  • Retinitis pigmentosa;
  • Peyronie's disease;
  • Hemophilia;
  • Kidney problems;
  • Liver problems.

The medication can reduce the blood flow to the eye optic nerve, which may lead to sudden vision loss.

What Are Avanafil Interactions?

Drinking alcohol may enhance the side effects of Avanafil. Eating grapefruit and drinking grapefruit juice is not suggested while taking the remedy. It’s not recommended to take the medication while taking other drugs, such as Cialis, Viagra or Levitra. These drugs are also available under some other brand drugs, used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension, so make sure to avoid them, too.

Tell your doctor about taking the following medications:generic avana

  • Other drugs used for treating ED;
  • Erythromycin, antibiotic- clarithromycin and telithromycin;
  • Ketoconazole;
  • Antifungal medicine - itraconazole;
  • Hepatitis C medication;
  • Drugs which treat high blood pressure;
  • HIV/AIDS medications.

What Else Should I Know about Avanafil?

It’s important to keep to all the directions of your healthcare provider while being treated with the medication. Do not let any other people take the drug. Try to keep a written list of all the medicines you are currently taking, including vitamins, herbal and dietary supplements.

What Are Side Effects?

As any other drug, Avanafil can cause a number of side effects. Common adverse reactions are the following:

  • Headache;
  • Back pain;
  • Flushing.
  • Serious side effects include:
  • Erection that lasts more than 4 hours;
  • Sudden loss of hearing;
  • Sudden loss of vision;
  • Dizziness;
  • Itching;
  • Rash;
  • Ringing in the ears;
  • Swollen eyelids.

The chemical structure of Avanafil is the following: white crystalline powder with molecular weight of 483.95. The medication is prescribed for oral administration and comes as an oval pale yellow tablet of 50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg. Each tablet of the medicine contains the following ingredients: fumaric acid, mannitol, calcium carbonate, ferric oxide yellow and magnesium stearate.