What is Stendra?
Stendra is an ED medication that works a bit like Viagra — only faster.
The active ingredient in Stendra is avanafil, which relaxes your blood vessels and helps circulation to your penis. This makes it easier to get and maintain a firm erection, but you’ll still need to be aroused for the medication to work.
Stendra kicks in quickly and stays effective for up to 5 hours. That means you don’t have to worry about picking the perfect time to take it.
How does Stendra work?
Stendra is in the same family of medicines as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. They’re called PDE5 inhibitors and they do what it says on the tin: inhibit an enzyme called PDE5. In other words, they help the blood vessels in your body relax, so blood can get to where you need it most. The end result is a firm erection.
Like other erectile dysfunction medications, Stendra only helps with the physical part of sex. You still need to be turned on for it to work.
Stendra and Spedra: what’s the difference?
Sometimes medications have different names in different countries. In the UK, acetaminophen is called paracetamol and Stendra is called Spedra.
Both Stendra and Spedra are made by the same company, contain Avanafil and come in the same doses. The one you’ll be prescribed depends on where you live. For the US, that’ll be Stendra.