On April 27, 2012 VIVUS, Inc. announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved Stendra (avanfil) tablets to treat erectile dysfunction. Stendra ends a nearly decade long wait since the FDA has approved a new drug to treat erectile dysfunction.
Stendra is a PDE5 inhibitor and is categorized in the same drug class as Cialis, Viagra, Levitra and Staxyn. Although Stendra suggests taking Stendra 30 minutes before sexual activity, some men reported it working as fast as 15 minutes. Viagra typically takes about an hour to kick in. And yes, I do know from experience.
There was a clinical trial of over 1,200 men with ED who participated in the Stendra studies. 50mg, 100mg and 200mg doses of Stendra were given to some men and all the doses showed signs of improvement in erectile function compared to those men given a placebo.
77% of men with general erectile dysfunction were able to get an erection taking Stendra while 54% of the men who took a placebo did.
63% of men who had diabetes related ED got an erection after taking Stendra, while 42% of the men who took placebo.READ MORE