avanafil, Stendra (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Avanafil is used for the treatment of impotence (erectile dysfunction).

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of avanafil are:

Avanafil also may cause low blood pressure, blurred vision and changes in color vision, and abnormal ejaculation. Avanafil may cause prolonged erections or priapism (painful erections lasting more than 6 hours). Patients should seek immediate medical help if they experience an erection lasting more than 4 hours.

Use of avanafil, especially in patients with pre-existing heart disease, may cause

Rare cases of sudden loss of hearing have been reported with phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as avanafil, sometimes associated with ringing in the ears and dizziness. If changes in hearing occur, patients should stop their avanafil and seek immediate medical attention. Phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors have been associated rarely with non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), a condition which causes decreased vision and may lead to blindness.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/26/2015


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