About Stendra

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, it’s never a fun experience, which is why Stendra (Avanafil) is a prescription-only pharmaceutical that claims to help you achieve an erection more easily, and to maintain it throughout intercourse. In fact, Stendra is claimed to be the first ED medication released in almost 10 years.

But is Stendra a viable solution to erectile dysfunction, and is it worth your hard-earned money? What’s more, is it safe? Let’s find out what the facts have to say.

How Does Stendra Work?

According to the Stendra website, based on a 2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 18 million men over the age of 20 were estimated to suffer from erectile dysfunction. Because of this widespread problem, Stendra is a class of PDE5-inhibitors claimed to release nitric oxide into the corpus cavernosum of your penis during sexual stimulation, which helps improve blood flow, thereby increasing your potential for achieving an erection.

With this in mind, Stendra is claimed to provide three primary benefits for men suffering from erectile dysfunction:

  • Helps you achieve an erection.
  • Makes your erection firm enough for penetration.
  • Helps you maintain an erection long enough to achieve successful intercourse.

In fact, Stendra has been clinically shown (more about this in the final section) to have helped 3 out of 4 men achieve vaginal penetration, and to have helped them maintain an erection throughout intercourse. In addition, Stendra claims that their 100 and 200mg dosages can even help treat ED for men suffering from diabetes.

However, it’s important to note that unlike other ED pills such as Viagra, sexual stimulation is required in order to achieve an erection after taking Stendra.

In order to experience the full benefits from Stendra, you’ll need to take one 50, 100, or 200mg tablet 30 minutes prior to sexual activity, with or without food. What’s more, unlike many other ED pills, the manufacturer claims that you can have up to three drinks while taking Stendra. However, you should not take Stendra more than once in a 24-hour period.

Stendra Pricing & Refund Policy

The cost associated with a Stendra prescription can vary depending on the details of your insurance plan.

However, the company offers a Stendra Savings Card, which is claimed to include 3 free tablets in your first prescription, as well as the ability to pay no more than $15 for your next six prescriptions, so long as you are commercially insured. However, this discount is only valid up to $75. On the other hand, if you’re not insured, you won’t pay more than $15 per tablet for a prescription of 6-8 tablets.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About Stendra?

Despite the fact that Stendra received FDA approval in May 2012 and that the product’s URL was registered in March 2012, there were very few online customer reviews available during our research. However, with the few reviews we located, it appears that Stendra has a fairly positive reputation, although the most common complaints include failure to work, facial flushing, and that it didn’t work as well as other ED medications. As with any medication though, keep in mind that Stendra will work differently for each patient.

What’s the Bottom Line About Stendra?

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, we know you’re anxious to find out whether or not Stendra is right for you. With this in mind, be sure to keep the following in mind before making an appointment with your physician:

First, Stendra appears to provide some relief from erectile dysfunction for the majority of patients who take it. To support this, Stendra underwent a total of three clinical trials conducted during the FDA approval process, which involved more than 1,900 men who experienced anywhere from 45% to 77% success rates. This is relatively in line with the 70% efficacy rates for these types of medications.

As such, this article claims that while Stendra has been shown to provide “rapid onset, short duration of action, higher selectivity, and favorable side-effect profile,” it has not been proven to be “safer or more effective” than other ED medications in this same class.

Next, if you do decide to take Stendra, be sure to monitor your alcohol consumption, as this may increase the chances of getting a headache, dizziness, increased heart rate, or lower blood pressure. In addition, Stendra should not be taken with nitrates, which could cause a severe drop in blood pressure, and could also have negative reactions if you’re taking HIV protease inhibitors, some types of antibiotics, alpha-blockers, as well as other high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction medications.   

Outside of this, the most common side effects reported when taking Stendra include headache, flushing (as mentioned above), stuffy or runny nose, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nose and pharynx), sore throat, and back pain.

Bottom line: Stendra appears to be a promising addition to erectile dysfunction medications, although you should speak with your physician about whether or not it’s right for you, as well as to gauge the appropriate dosage.

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6 Customer Reviews for Stendra

Average Customer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 1 4 stars: 0 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 0 1 stars: 5
Bottom Line: 17% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Fake advertising from Stendra

    • Feb 2, 2016

    I received an offer from my doctor to try Stendra. The flyer showed the following “Receive the first three tablets free…” but I had to pay $7.05 for the free trial tablets. I called Stendra several times but it appears that they lied about the promotion.

    Stendra doesn't work for me!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • No Result

    • Danbury, CT,
    • Dec 24, 2015

    After getting prostate cancer and doing the cyber knife treatments, I got ED. I took a 200 mg of Stendra and it did not do anything.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Doesn't work at all

    • Florida,
    • Sep 8, 2015

    It was so bad that it didn't even give me side effects.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Does not work

    • Aug 17, 2015

    This product does not work. Stick to Viagra and Ciallis and learn to deal with the side effects. Stendra is really disappointing and after taking the max dose it still has not shown any results.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    It works, some facial redness

    • Jul 9, 2015

    Stendra substantially improved my erection. The effects seemed completely physical, I didn't notice it below the waist until aroused. I did also get some face flushing and redness, so it apparently increases blood flow to all the extremities.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Sadly, did not work

    • Dallas, TX,
    • Jul 9, 2015

    I was prescribed Stendra by my urologist a few weeks ago. I had high hopes on this pill, as the others had given me too much trouble. Sad to say, this has been the least effective of them all. After two weeks of taking them, I did not experience any help, the only thing I had was a minor headache, and this is a big plus, because the others had been a disaster for me. Again, my frustration lies in the fact that I had wished Stendra did the job, but unfortunately I am the 1 out of 4 who didn't get any results, as the manufacturer's literature states.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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