AVANA-50 (Avanafil, manufactured by Sunrise Remedies) is a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It helps to relax muscles and increase blood flow to the penis. Increased blood flow to the penis combined with sexual stimulation can help male patients to achieve and maintain an erection.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
AVANA-50 comes in the form of 50mg tablets. The recommended starting dose is 100 mg. AVANA-50 should be taken orally as needed as early as approximately 15 minutes before sexual activity.
Based on individual efficacy and 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. The lowest dose that provides benefit should be used.
The maximum recommended dosing frequency is once per day. Sexual stimulation is required for a response to treatment.
Patients taking AVANA-50 may sometimes experience side effects. Some possible side effects are listed here:
Pain affecting the back
You should see your doctor if any side effects persist or worsen. If you notice other more severe side effects, such as priapism (a persistent or painful erection lasting more than 4 hours), loss of vision, hearing loss or any other side effects not listed here, you should immediately seek medical assistance.
This medication should never be taken by patients who take amyl nitrate or butyl nitrate (more commonly referred to as “poppers”) as this could be dangerous. Patients taking other drugs known as nitrates (used to treat chest pain) should also not take this medication.
If you have ever suffered from vision loss, or an eye condition known as NAION (non-arteric anterior ischemic optic neuropathy), this drug may not be suitable for you. Ask your doctor for more details.
This product is only meant for use in adult male patients. Doctors will not normally prescribe it for use in women or males under 18 years of age.
Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.
Always use AVANA-50 as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.
This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you suffer from any allergies.
If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.