What is Avana 100mg ?
Avana containing the active ingredient avanafil is a PDE5 inhibitor (phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor) type of medication. It increases blood flow to certain parts of the body by relaxing the muscles. It blocks PDE5 in smooth muscle cells lining the blood vessels supplying corpus cavernosum to the penis. The medication is commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction. It is usually a faster acting medication that also passes through the body at a quicker rate than most erectile dysfunction drugs.
How is Avana used?
It is recommended to take Avana orally with or without food, 30 minutes prior to sexual activity. Patients usually start with an initial dose of 100mg, with additional dosages depending on the patients reaction to the medication. It is recommended to take the least amount possible for treatment, contact your doctor for the correct dosage. Do not use the medication more than 1 time every 24 hours. The medication will not cause a reaction without any sexual stimulation, erections will not occur by only taking the pill. Erections lasting over 4 hours may cause permanent damage to the penis, contact your doctor immediately should you encounter this problem.
Avanafil (Generic Stendra) comes as a tablet to take by mouth. The starting dose of Generic Avanafil Tablets (Avana) is 100 mg taken about 15 minutes before sexual activity on an as needed basis. Avanafil tablets are taken with or without food.
Based on efficacy and/or tolerability, the dose may be increased to 200 mg taken as early as approximately 15 minutes before sexual activity, or decreased to 50 mg taken approximately 30 minutes before sexual activity. Use the lowest possible dose that provides benefit.
Take Avana tablets no more than once a day. Do not take Avanafil (Generic Stendra) more often than once in any 24 hour period. This means that you can take your next dose only if 24 hours have passed since your last dose. Inform your doctor if Avanafil is not working well or if you experience any side effects.
Patients using Avana may encounter side effects such as:
- Cold symptoms
- Nasal congestion
- Back pain
Contact your doctor immediately should you encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Change or loss of vision
- Change or loss of hearing
- Chest or stomach pain
Patients should avoid grapefruits or grapefruit juice as it can cause a potential dangerous reaction when taken in combination with the medication. Patients should also not take the product with any nitrate medication as it may lead to a sudden decrease in blood pressure.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Avana is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.
Single doses up to 800 mg of Avanafil tablets have been administered to healthy subjects, and multiple doses up to 300 mg have been given to patients.
In cases of overdose, standard supportive measures should be taken as required. Renal dialysis is not expected to accelerate clearance because Avanafil is highly bound to plasma proteins and is not significantly eliminated in the urine.
Avana Tablets Contraindications
Avana tablets are contraindicated in patients with a hypersensitivity to Avanafil or any inactive ingredient present in Avana tablets.
Administration of Avana to patients using any form of organic nitrate is contraindicated. Administration of Avana tablets along with guanylate cyclase (GC) stimulators, such as riociguat are also contraindicated.