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Stendra Uses

Stendra is prescribed to help men get and keep an erection long enough for sexual intercourse. This medication is a fast-acting product, and most men find that it is effective when taken 30 minutes before sexual activity. There are also some "off-label" uses for Stendra, including the treatment of certain urinary symptoms, Raynaud's phenomenon, and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

What Is Stendra Used For?

Stendra™ (avanafil) is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of medicines known as phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5) inhibitors. Like the other PDE5 inhibitors, Stendra is approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). It is one of several PDE5 inhibitors approved for this condition.

What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction occurs when the penis does not become firm enough, or stay firm enough, for sexual intercourse to occur. Erectile dysfunction is sometimes called impotence. However, the term impotence can be used to describe other sexual problems, such as a lack of sexual desire or problems with ejaculation.
It is important to note that a man may occasionally experience difficulty getting or keeping an erection. This is not necessarily erectile dysfunction. Instead, erectile dysfunction describes the repeated inability to get or keep an erection.
Erectile dysfunction can occur for many different reasons. Often there is damage to the nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, or fibrous tissues of the penis due to medical conditions. Some of the more common causes of erectile dysfunction include:
(Click Cause of Erectile Dysfunction for more information on these and other possible causes of this disorder.)
5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About ED

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