For past decade Sildenafil Citrate, Vardenafil and Tadalafil has been mainstay of oral medications for treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence issue in men. There is a new drug on block, Avanafil, whose main claim to fame shall be faster onset of action, when compared to three previous ED medications.
In published studies in medical literature, this Avanafil medicine has an onset of action as early as 15 minutes as consumed. This medication can be consumed along with food or fluids but a high fat meal is known for reducing the rate of absorption and also is known for delaying onset of action mechanism. Duration of this medicine is the same as Sildenafil Citrate and Vardenafil at 4-6 hours. But these medications report onset at 30 minutes to 1 hour. Tadalafil is about the same or a little longer, but duration of 24-36 hours. However, the response or efficacy appears to be similar to these oral medications.
More than 30 million men in U.S. are known to be affected by erectile dysfunction (ED) like penile failure issue. This new medication Avanafil, is the first new erectile dysfunction medication in a decade for this class of drugs known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors.
Similar to its counterparts, this medication works sensationally by aiding enhancement of blood flow in the penile. This medication is potentially quick acting solution of four of the medication that is used for treating Erectile Dysfunction in men. Patients that are consuming Avanafil are recommended to take this medication approx. 30 minutes before session of making love but clinical trials have hugely shown that the medication is known for working as fast as in just 15 minutes of oral consumption.
- The drug Avanafil is contraindicated with use of any nitrates including nitroglycerin as the use of this drug with nitroglycerin shall drop blood supply to the heart and risk a serious heart problem
- Caution is to be followed while combining the medication along with certain prostate medications like Flomax or Rapaflo
- Seek help for erection that is seen to be lasting for more than 4 hours although it is never seen a man with an erection that is lasting for more than 1-2 hours with the use of any oral medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction issue
Side effects with Avanafil include headaches, facial flushing, nasal congestion, and back pain.
Bottom Line: If an impotent man is looking for a faster onset action of oral medication for treating their impotence issue like erectile dysfunction, then Avanafil may be his Holy Grail!