Stendra is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. Stendra works by relaxing smooth muscles in blood vessels, allowing for increased blood flow that helps some men achieve an erection. Stendra is effective for up to 6 hours.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking Stendra. Never change dosage before consulting a healthcare professional.
Stendra is not a recreational drug, and does not enhance sexual performance in men who don’t experience erectile dysfunction.
Do not take Stendra if you also use:
Before prescribing Stendra, your doctor will perform a cardiac workup to ensure your heart is healthy enough to engage in sexual activity. Be sure to inform your doctor of your full medical history, especially:
Common side effects of Stendra include:
Stop using Stendra and contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
If you have nausea, chest pain, or dizziness during sex, seek immediate medical attention.
How long does Stendra last?
Stendra can be effective for up to 6 hours
How long does Stendra take to work?
Stendra usually takes effect within 30 minutes.
Is it safe to take Stendra with alcohol?
Drinking alcohol can actually contribute to erectile dysfunction, and may make Stendra less effective. Because both alcohol and Stendra can lower blood pressure, mixing the two increases the likelihood of side effects including dizziness and fainting.
How many times a day can I take Stendra?
Stendra should not be taken more than once daily. Ensure at least 24 hours has passed since your last dose.
Will Stendra affect my blood pressure?
Stendra can lower your blood pressure. Men who currently have low or high blood pressure should consult their doctor before taking Stendra. If you use nitrate drugs to treat chest pain, taking Stendra can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure.
What side effects can I expect?
The most common side effects of Stendra are headache, flushing, back pain and stuffy nose.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these more serious side effects: vision loss, light-headedness or fainting, painful or prolonged erection, heart attack symptoms.