What Spedra is and what it is used for
Spedra contains the active substance avanafil. It belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. Spedra is a treatment for adult men suffering from erectile dysfunction (also known as impotence). This is when you cannot get, or keep a hard, erect penis suitable for sexual activity. Spedra works by helping the blood vessels in your penis to relax. This increases the blood flow into your penis, helping it stay hard and erect when you get sexually excited. Spedra does not cure your condition. It is important to note that Spedra only works if you are sexually stimulated. You and your partner will still need to use foreplay to get ready for sex – just as you would if you were not taking a medicine to help you. Spedra will not help you if you do not have erectile dysfunction. Spedra is not for women.
How to take Spedra
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The recommended dose is a 100 mg tablet, as needed. You should not take Spedra more than once a day. You could have been given the dose of one 200 mg tablet if your doctor has decided that the 100 mg dose was too weak for you, or the dose of one 50 mg tablet if your doctor has decided that the 100 mg tablet was too strong for you. Dose adjustments can also be required if Spedra is used together with certain other medicines. If you are taking a medicine such as erythromycin, amprenavir, aprepitant, diltiazem, fluconazole, fosamprenavir or verapamil („moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors‟) the recommended dose of Spedra is a 100 mg tablet, with an interval of at least 2 days between doses. You should take Spedra about 30 minutes (50 mg) or approximately 15 to 30 minutes (100 mg and 200 mg) before you have sexual intercourse. Remember that Spedra will only help you to get an erection if you are sexually stimulated.
Spedra can be taken with or without food; if taken with food, it may take longer to work.
If you take more Spedra than you should
If you take too much Spedra, you should tell your doctor straight away. You may get more side effects than usual and they may be worse. If you have any further questions on the use of Spedra, ask your doctor or pharmacist