Avana is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction in order to achieve an erectile hardness during sexual activities. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and pulmonary arterial hypertension as well. It is found in 50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg tablet form. Avana is taken orally and based on your medical condition; it is advised to take the medicine before sexual activity. It provides the same benefits as Stendra. The manufacturers of Avana are Vivus Inc.
The main ingredient of the drug is avanafil. Avanafil is part of a group of drugs called phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. PDE5 inhibitors are used to increase blood flow and relax the smooth muscles present in the walls of blood vessels by not breaking down cGMP. The increased blood flow allows Avana to fight erectile dysfunction, while its ability to relax muscles helps with the benign prostatic hyperplasia by allowing the person to urinate more easily. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is treated from the relaxation of blood vessels in the lungs.
The recommended dosage is one tablet per day. Keep in mind if you are dealing with a missed dose, if you are on daily usage take it as soon as possible, but if you are almost in time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Do not double the dose. Take it 15 to 30 minutes before sexual activity. It is best if you consult with your doctor for the recommended dosage for you.
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The drug may cause mild or serious side effects. Some of the most common side effects are but not limited to headache, heartburn, diarrhoea, back pain, muscle pain, stuffy nose, flushing, pain in your arms or legs, change in hearing, ringing in your ears, dizziness, hearing loss, change in blood pressure, allergic reaction, sleepiness, shortness of breath, upset stomach, indigestion or prolonged erection. Rare side effect is priapism, when the erection won’t stop or last longer than 4 hours. If you get priapism, call medical help as soon as possible. If any side effect mentioned above or other occurs to you, contact your doctor. For more information on side effects of Avana, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Usually, the side effect will subside within a few days to a couple of weeks. If the effect continues or becomes more severe, contact your doctor.
Avana is used to treat erectile dysfunction which is known as impotence in men. Erectile dysfunction is characterized by inability to have or keep an erection during sexual activities. This is caused by a decrease of blood flow to the penis that can occur from physical injury, prostate cancer, diseases like diabetes, neuropathy or from psychological causes.
The medicine won’t work if there is no sexual stimulation. Do not take more or less than the recommended dosage by the doctor. The tablet should not be crushed or chewed, it should be swallowed as a whole with a glass of water. Depending on the person its effects should last up to 6 hours. Do not mix Avana with alcohol or drinks that contain caffeine. You should not take Avana if you have heart conditions, are using nitrate medicine or suffer from kidney/liver disease.
It is best to consult with the doctor about how frequent the medication should be taken. Over time, the dosage can be adjusted to provide the correct amount for you. Doctors will prescribe the smallest dosage necessary to obtain the desired result.
Avana should be kept in dark and dry places, where kids or pets cannot reach it.