Spedra which contains the active ingredient avanafil is the latest option available for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Spedra is a phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor (PDE5) which is the same group of medication as Viagra, Sildenafil, and Cialis. It helps increase the blood flow into the penis making it easier to achieve and maintain a firm erection but only when sexually stimulated.
In most men Spedra works within half an hour and in some cases as quickly as 15 minutes – faster than Viagra which takes around an hour to work. As Spedra has only been on the market for a relatively short amount of time, it is still unclear if it is more effective than Viagra. Like Viagra it stays in the system for 4-5 hours and it may take longer to work on a full stomach.
Spedra is available in 3 strengths; 50mg, 100mg and 200mg and comes in pale yellow oval tablets. It is manufactured by Menarini Pharmaceuticals. Spedra is now available through Chemist Direct’s convenient and confidential Online Doctor service.
Erectile Dysfunction can be brought on by many different physical or psychological issues including:
Stress or anxiety, Fatigue, Depression, Low self-esteem, Hormone imbalance, Diabetes, High cholesterol, Heavy smoking, Alcoholism Drug abuse, Unhappy relationship, Side effects of medication, Nerve damage, Kidney disorders, Vascular diseases, Neurological conditions, Pelvic surgery, Prostate cancer.
Although Erectile Dysfunction can be caused by psychological issues, some prolonged cases of erectile dysfunction can be the result of underlying health conditions and so it is important that men receive a full health check with their GP.
How does Spedra work?
Spedra works by helping the blood vessels in your penis relax allowing the flow of blood into your penis. Spedra will help to give you an erection but only if you are sexually aroused
Can I take Spedra?
Spedra is suitable for men aged 18 or over who suffer from erectile dysfunction.
If you suffer from angina, heart problems, liver impairment, kidney impairment, of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy or hereditary degenerative retinal disorders then Spedra is not suitable for you.
Spedra is not suitable for anyone taking drugs which are CYP3A4 inhibitors (including ketoconazole, ritonavir, atazanavir, clarithromycin, indinavir, itraconazole, nefazodone, nelfinavir, saquinavir and telithromycin), or nitrates which are commonly used for the treatment of angina.
How do I take Spedra?
The recommended dose of Spedra is 100mg when needed, no more than once a day. Spedra should be taken half an hour before needed but can work in as quickly as 15 minutes. If you think the effects are too strong or too weak you should use the 50mg or 200mg tablets respectively.
Spedra should not be taken at the same time as any other treatments for erectile dysfunction.
Does Spedra have any side effects?
Like Most medicines Spedra can cause side effects however they are not very common and not everyone will get them. Spedra can cause side effects including headache, facial flushing and nasal congestion. More information on side effects is available from the patient information leaflet below.
Patient Information Leaflet
for delivery on Tuesday the 26th