Spedra is a medicine used in adult men to help aid an erection. Spedra tablets are taken 15 - 30 minutes before sexual activity and are available in doses of 50mg, 100mg and 200mg. The active ingredient in Spedra is Avanafil.
What is Spedra and what does it do?
Spedra is a medicine used in adult men to help aid an erection. Spedra tablets are taken 15-30 minutes before sexual activity and is available in doses of 50mg, 100mg and 200mg.
This treatment does not cause an erection, but more specifically aids an erection in combination with sexual stimulation. A main selling point of Spedra is its ability to deliver a rapid response time. Since a noticeable result is possible in around 15 minutes, Spedra is quicker on average compared to some similar treatments such as Levitra and Viagra.
When is Spedra prescribed?
Spedra tablets may be prescribed to adult men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction, commonly referred to as impotence, is a common condition which affects up to half of all men aged 40 to 70 at some point in their lives.
Before requesting a prescription for Spedra, we recommend that you consider lifestyle changes in order to reduce your symptoms. Losing weight if you are overweight and quitting smoking may help you regain an erection without prescribed medicines.
How does Spedra work?
Spedra tablets contain the active substance avanafil. It is a PDE5 inhibitor which helps the blood vessels in your penis to relax. This allows for increased blood flow into your penis, helping you to maintain a hard erection when you’re sexually excited.
It’s worth noting that Spedra only works if you are sexually stimulated. You and your partner will still need to use foreplay to get ready for sex – just as you would if you were not taking a medicine to help you.
Is Spedra suitable for me?
The suitability of this treatment will be assessed by our doctors when you request your prescription. Spedra is likely to be suitable as long as the below does not apply to you. Please do not take Spedra tablets if you:
Are allergic or sensitive to avanafil or any other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.
Are taking nitrate medicines for chest pain (angina), such as amyl nitrite or glyceryl trinitrate.
Are taking medicines for HIV or AIDS, such as ritonavir, indinavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir or atazanavir.
Are taking any medicines for fungal infections, such as ketoconazole or saquinavir.
Have severe heart problems or have previously had a heart attack or stroke.
Have serious liver or kidney problems.
Are taking riociguat to treat high blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary arterial hypertension).
It’s worth noting too that other medicines you are currently taking could affect your ability to take Spedra safely. For instance, Spedra should not be taken together with other treatments for erectile dysfunction. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following treatments:
Alpha-blockers (used for treating prostate problems or high blood pressure)
Medicines that treat an irregular heartbeat (such as sotalol, quinidine and amiodarone)
Antibiotics that treat infections such as erythromycin
Phenobarbital or primidone (used for treating epilepsy)
Carbamazepine (used for treating epilepsy)
Riociguat (used for treating pulmonary hypertension)
Please note, the above are not complete lists. Always consult your own GP before ordering this medicine if you have any questions or are unsure of the suitability of this treatment.