Erectile Dysfunction

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  • Spedra
  • Spedra
  • Spedra


Erectile Dysfunction
  • Medication features

    Spedra is a medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction. It is taken as a single dose approximately 30-60 minutes before sexual activity. It dilates the blood vessels in the penis to help a man achieve an erection.

    • Helps achieve an erection
    • Works within 20-30 minutes
    • Can last up to 6 hours


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.

Spedra, the brand name of avanafil, is a drug used to help increase the flow of blood to the penis in men who have difficulty getting, or maintaining an erection, following sexual arousal.


  • How long does Spedra take to work? How long will it last?

    Spedra can work within 15 minutes of being taken, the time it takes to work can vary, and it is recommended that it should be taken 15-30 minutes before sexual activity.

    The time it takes to work and produce the desired effects can be influenced by other factors such including food and alcohol. Consuming Spedra with a high-fat meal or a high amount of alcohol will delay the how long it takes for Spedra to work and maybe less effective, and so it is recommended to take Spedra on an empty stomach.

  • How regularly can I take Spedra?

    Although Spedra can typically be taken as often as it is required, it is recommended not to take more than one erectile dysfunction medication treatment in 24 hours. It is also not recommended to take Spedra for more than four days a week.

  • Can I take Spedra if I have heart problems?

    Spedra should always be used in caution in men with heart problems. Vardenafil can put the heart under increased strain by causing the blood vessels that supply the heart to widen, which results in increased blood flow into the heart.

    Whether Spedra is suitable or not will depend on a number of individual circumstances and your symptoms as well as their severity.

  • Can I take Spedra even if I don’t have ED?

    Spedra should only be taken if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction. It should not be taken for the purpose of sexual enhancement.

Side Effects

There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking Spedra.

Common side effects may include:

  • Nosebleeds
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Flushing
  • Headaches
  • Runny/stuffed nose
  • Red and/or warm skin
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle pain or back pain

The side effects listed below are of a serious nature; you should stop taking Spedra, and report these to your GP immediately.

  • Sudden vision loss in both eyes or one eye. Sudden vision loss in both eyes or one eye can be a sign of a serious eye problem called non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy.
  • An erection that will not go away (priapism). If you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, get medical help immediately. Priapism can cause permanent damage to your penis.
  • Sudden hearing decrease or hearing loss. Some men may also have ringing in their ears (tinnitus) or dizziness.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet