Staxyn is licensed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. By relaxing the penis muscles and allowing more blood to flow to the penis, Staxyn can improve the ability for men to get and keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. This drug is only approved for use in adult males age 18 and older. Off-label uses of Staxyn include treating pulmonary arterial hypertension and Raynaud's phenomenon.
What Is Staxyn Used For?Staxyn™ (orally disintegrating vardenafil) is a prescription medication approved to treat erectile dysfunction (also called ED or impotence). It belongs to a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5) inhibitors.
Erectile dysfunction is a condition in which the penis does not become firm enough, or stay firm enough, for sexual intercourse. It is important to note that a man may occasionally experience problems with getting or keeping an erection. However, erectile dysfunction is a repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
There are many possible causes of erectile dysfunction. Some of the more common causes may include:
- Medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
- Medications, including antidepressants and certain blood pressure medications
In addition, ED can result from surgery or injury to the penis, spinal cord, prostate, bladder, or pelvis.
Certain psychological factors can also lead to impotence, or make it worse. These include:
Staxyn has been shown to improve the ability to get a firm enough erection for sexual activity, and to maintain the erection long enough for successful sexual intercourse in men with erectile dysfunction. Many of the men in clinical trials had other medical problems in addition to impotence.