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Generic Stendra

Stendra (avanafil) has a patent protecting it, which prevents a company from making a generic version. After the drug's first patent expires in September 2020, it may be possible for a generic Stendra product to be made. However, there may be lawsuits or patents for other uses that may change this date.

Can I Buy Generic Stendra?

Stendra™ (avanafil) is a prescription medication approved to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man is unable to get or maintain an erection. Like other erectile dysfunction medications, Stendra belongs to a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5) inhibitors.
 
This medication is made by Vivus, Inc. It is currently under the protection of a patent that prevents any generic versions of Stendra from being manufactured in the United States.
 

When Will a Generic Version Be Available?

The first patent for Stendra expires in September 2020. This is the earliest predictable date that a generic version could become available.
 
However, other circumstances could come up to delay or shorten this exclusivity period. This could include such things as lawsuits or other patents for new Stendra uses. Once the drug goes off-patent, there may be several companies that manufacture a generic Stendra drug.
 

Is Avanafil a Generic Stendra?

No -- avanafil is the active ingredient in Stendra, but is not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name."
 
The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version, the original medicine must have gone off-patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
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