FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions

Can I take Avanafil for ED?


Yes, Avanafil is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men.

Compared to other erectile dysfunction meds Avanafil has a faster onset of action, reduced side effect profile, and better tolerability. Avanafil is a second-generation class of PDE-5 inhibitor and the dosage can be titrated higher to obtain the desired erectile response.




Can I take Avanafil for BPH?


No. Only Tadalafil (Cialis) for daily use been approved for the treatment of BPH.




How should I take Avanafil?


Take Avanafil exactly as prescribed by your physician or healthcare professional. A dose of 100 milligrams (mg) is standard, though your physician may increase dosage up to 200 mg or decrease as low as 50 mg based on your initial and longer-term tolerability and efficacy.

Do not take Avanafil more than once per day. Do not break or split an Avanafil tablet unless instructed by your health care provider; swallow it in its entirety, unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider. Do not use other ED medicines or treatments while taking Avanafil.

Avanafil is typically prescribed for use as needed. In this situation, always take the lowest effective dose: take your prescribed Avanafil dosage 15 minutes before sexual activity. If taking 30 minutes before, you may lower the dosage.

Never share Avanafil with others, even if their symptoms are similar, as it may cause serious harm.




When is the best time to take Avanafil before sex?


When taking Avanafil on an as-needed basis, take one tablet before expected sexual activity. Generally, Avanafil provides maximum sexual benefit 15-30 minutes after taking the tablet.

Despite taking Avanafil as prescribed, sexual stimulation is still necessary for an erection.




Can Avanafil improve my sexual desire?


Avanafil will not improve your desire for sexual activity or cure ED. A man’s sexual desire is only one of the many functions of testosterone. A low testosterone level can decrease a man’s desire for sexual activity. Avanafil does not protect from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Avanafil is not a form of birth control for men.




Should I take Avanafil with food?


You may take Avanafil with or without food, though a high-fat meal can prevent the medication from reaching its full potential and efficacy.




Can I take Avanafil and drink alcohol?


Do not take Avanafil with more than a moderate amount of alcohol. Avanafil can still be effective after three (3) alcoholic drinks, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention generally recommends no more than two (2) alcoholic drinks per day for men. One drink is generally defined as 12 ounces of a regular beer (approximately 5% ABV), 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits (such as vodka, whiskey, gin, tequila, etc.).

Drinking too much alcohol can increase your odds of a headache, dizziness, elevated heart rate, or lower blood pressure and reduce the efficacy of the medication.