The fast-acting ED pill

Stendra®

The newest FDA approved ED medication on the market, Stendra® (avanafil) has something special: it can work in as little as 15 minutes.

Meet Stendra®

The only drug proven to be effective for treating ED just 15 minutes after it’s taken

Taken as-needed

Free shipping, if prescribed

How to take

Take Stendra® exactly as your healthcare provider tells you. Typically, it is recommended that Stendra® be taken 15-30 minutes before sexual activity, depending on the dose. Stendra® should not be taken more than once daily.

Side effects

  • Prescription products require an online consultation with a physician who will determine if a prescription is appropriate.
  • Stendra®, like all ED medications, has a risk of side effects. The most common side effects of Stendra® include headaches, facial flushing, nasal congestion, sore throat, and back pain. Make sure to read all the information that comes with your prescription, including the important safety information, and use our platform to connect with a provider if you are experiencing side effects that bother you or don’t go away.

* Only available if prescribed after an online consultation with a healthcare provider.

* This page has been medically reviewed by Peter J. Stahl, MD.

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Stendra®

Why Stendra®?

In the fast lane

Stendra® is the only ED medication clinically proven to be effective 15 minutes after it is taken.

A safe bet

Stendra® has the lowest reported side effects of all PDE5 inhibitors.

How Stendra® works

How Stendra® works

Inhibits PDE5

Stendra® is an oral ED medication that works by suppressing an enzyme in the body called PDE5.

Increases blood flow

When PDE5 is suppressed, blood is able to flow more freely through the body—including to the (you guessed it) penis.

Gets you hard

More blood flow to the penis means harder, more satisfying erections once you’re sexually stimulated.

About Stendra®

What is Stendra®?

Stendra® is an effective ED medication with user-friendly benefits: it works fast, has a favorable side effects profile, and can be taken with or without food.

Good to know

How to take Stendra®

For most men, taking Stendra® 15-30 minutes before sexual activity works best, depending on the dose. Stendra® should not be taken more than once daily.

Common Stendra® side effects

The most common side effects of Stendra® include headaches, facial flushing, nasal congestion, sore throat, and back pain. Make sure to read all the information that comes with your prescription, including the important safety information, and use our platform to talk with a provider if you are experiencing side effects that bother you or don’t go away.

How to get Stendra® online through Hims

How to get Stendra® online through hims

Simple consultation

Answer a few questions about your symptoms and health history.

Connect with a provider

A licensed medical provider will determine if treatment is right for you.

Free delivery

Your ED medication will ship discreetly to you for free, if prescribed.

Frequently asked questions about Stendra®

What is Stendra®?

Stendra® is the brand name of a medication called avanafil, which was approved by the FDA for treatment of erectile dysfunction in 2012. It is the newest erectile dysfunction medication on the market, and can be taken as early as 15 minutes before sexual activity. It also has a favorable side effects profile, with the most common side effects including headaches, flushing, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, and back pain.
Stendra®, similar to other ED medications like Viagra® and Cialis®, inhibits the work of an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 to improve blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. Stendra® has been shown to work in as little as 15 minutes. Some men may find that this helps them to have a more spontaneous sex life. Learn more about PDE5 inhibitors here.

Where can I get Stendra®?

Stendra® is only available by prescription in the United States. As such, Stendra® cannot legally be sold over-the-counter here. To get Stendra®, consult with a medical provider through our platform to see if Stendra® or another ED medication could be right for you. If prescribed, you’ll receive your medication shipment directly to your door in discreet packaging.

How long does Stendra® last?

Stendra® can work for up to six hours, which means that Stendra® lasts about as long as Viagra® (sildenafil) and starts working faster than Viagra®. The half-life of Stendra® is 3-5 hours, so the effects of the medication may be noticeably reduced after several hours.

What are the available doses of Stendra®?

Stendra® is manufactured in three dosages: 50mg, 100mg and 200mg. Providers on our platform only prescribe the 100mg dose, which is the typical recommended starting dosage and dosage that many men find effective. If the 100mg dose is not effective for treating your erectile dysfunction, you may ask your provider about switching ED medications or pursue treatment with Stendra 200mg outside of our platform

Is Stendra® safe?

Stendra® was shown in clinical studies to be generally safe for most men experiencing erectile dysfunction. However, for some men with underlying medical conditions, Stendra® may pose some risks.
If you have had a stroke or heart problems such as a heart attack, irregular heartbeat, angina, chest pain, heart disease, heart failure, or have had heart surgery within the last 6 months, tell your doctor. Additionally, you may be at higher risk for problems with Stendra® if you have pulmonary hypertension, low blood pressure, uncontrolled high blood pressure, a deformed penis shape or Peyronie’s Disease, a prolonged erection that lasted for more than 4 hours, sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, leukemia, retinitis pigmentosa, severe eye problems like vision loss (NAION), bleeding problems, stomach ulcers, liver problems, kidney problems or are having dialysis. Discuss any pre-existing medical conditions with your provider prior to starting Stendra®.

What are the side effects of Stendra®?

Common side effects of Stendra® include headaches, facial flushing, nasal congestion, sore throat, and back pain. Some less common side effects include lower and upper respiratory infections, hypertension, indigestion, nausea, constipation, skin rash, dizziness, joint pain and diarrhea. These side effects are generally not dangerous, but you should tell your doctor if they do not go away or are particularly bothersome.
There are some rare, serious side effects associated with Stendra®, including vision problems, loss of hearing and priapism (an erection lasting longer than four hours). If you experience any of these serious side effects, get medical attention and medical help immediately.

Can I take Stendra® with my other medications?

There are some over-the-counter and prescription drugs that are contraindicated for Stendra®, which means they should not be taken at the same time or a serious reaction could occur. In particular, medications that are used to treat high blood pressure may interact with Stendra® to cause a serious drop in blood pressure. Some of these medications include nitrates, such as nitroglycerin, and alpha-blockers such as terazosin, tamsulosin, doxazosin mesylate, prazosin, alfuzosin, dutasteride or silodosin.
Medicines used to treat pulmonary hypertension (guanylate cyclase stimulators), chest pain and HIV (protease inhibitors) may interact with Stendra®, as well as some antifungal and antibiotic medications. Some of these medications include amyl nitrite (poppers), riociguat (Adempas®), ritonavir (Norvir®), indinavir sulfate (Crixivan®), atazanavir sulfate (Reyataz®), saquinavir (Fortovase® or Invirase®), ketoconazole (Nizoral®), itraconazole (Sporanox®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), telithromycin (Ketek®), or erythromycin. Tell your doctor about any medications that you take to ensure that you can take Stendra® without risking any negative drug interactions.

What is better: Stendra® or Viagra?

Stendra® and Viagra® are both effective, FDA approved erectile dysfunction treatments that are taken as-needed. The biggest difference between the two is how quickly the medication works: Viagra® takes 30-60 minutes to start working while Stendra® can start working in as little as 15 minutes. Viagra® has over two decades of use by real men with erectile dysfunction, while Stendra® is newer, so there is less real world evidence around the use of Stendra®. Stendra® was shown in clinical studies to have a lower rate of side effects. If you are unsure which medication is best for you, consult with a healthcare provider through our platform for medical advice about how to treat your ED.

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Important safety information

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Important safety information

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