Spedra (Avanafil)

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What Spedra dosages are there?

Spedra comes in three different dosages, so you can find the one that works best for you. Which one will be suggested for you after your consultation can depend on a number of factors.

Spedra 50mg is the lowest dosage, which is often prescribed when the higher strengths are causing you problems with side effects.

Spedra 100mg is typically the starting dosage, although this will depend on your specific risks to side effects. If it doesn’t provide the results you want, there is one higher dosage to try.

Spedra 200mg is the highest dosage of Spedra available. It’s usually only prescribed when the lower dosages have proven ineffective but no side effects have occurred.

Why are there different doses of Avanafil?

Everyone reacts differently to medication, so it’s not possible to predict who will encounter problems with Spedra before it is prescribed.

The different dosages are designed to provide options depending on your reaction to the medication. This might include unwanted side effects, in which case the dosage will be lowered, or the treatment wasn’t effective, in which case it can be increased.

A lower dosage of Spedra may be recommended to avoid risk of interactions with other medications.

You’ll usually be prescribed 100mg at the start of treatment to see how well it is tolerated or how well it treats your erectile dysfunction.

Spedra 200mg

Avanafil 200mg tablets are rarely prescribed at the start of treatment, unless your doctor thinks your erectile dysfunction is severe enough that 100mg won’t work.

The 200mg dose is usually prescribed after the standard 100mg tablet has proven ineffective but hasn’t resulted in any unpleasant side effects.

The 100mg and 200mg tablets also benefit from the likelihood that they will work more quickly than the 50mg dose, as quickly as ten minutes in some cases for the largest dose.

What if I get side effects on the Spedra 200mg dose?

Finding the right dosage is often a case of trial and error. If 200mg leads to unwanted side effects then lowering it to 100mg may be recommended. However, it is unlikely that you’ll start on the 200mg dose.

If you’ve already tried Spedra 100mg tablets and they weren’t effective, then switching to another erectile dysfunction treatment altogether might be the best option. You can discuss alternative options with your prescribing clinician.

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Spedra 100mg

Avanafil 100mg tablets are the standard dosage for Spedra. This prescription is most likely the one you’ll be recommended when you first try the treatment.

For most men, this works perfectly well without any issues of side effects, which have been shown in various studies, so you should be able to use it with confidence.

What if I get side effects on the Spedra 100mg dose?

If you do get side effects on Spedra’s 100mg dose you should report these to your prescribing clinician. At this point they will probably suggest either lowering the dosage or using another treatment.

Having some side effects doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll not be able to use Spedra. Some men experience very light symptoms when using it and due to the fact they’re mild can still continue use without significant issues.

Spedra 50mg

There are three main reasons why your doctor will recommend using Spedra 50mg tablets. The first is that you experienced side effects that were severe enough to warrant lowering the dosage from the standard 100mg tablets. As long as you’re still getting the effects you want from the 50mg dose, this would be the ideal solution.

The other reason is that you’re taking a different medication that has a risk of interacting with Spedra. By lowering the dosage, it might help to avoid these issues.

Lastly, if you have a condition that might be aggravated by Spedra, taking the lowest dose can help to avoid any problems you might otherwise have with the treatment.

What if Avanafil 50mg isn’t strong enough?

If you started at the lowest dose of Spedra, you have the option to increase it to the standard 100mg dosage to see if you get the desired results this way. For many men, this will be enough.

If you’ve already tried the 100mg dose and found you had problems tolerating it, another erectile dysfunction medication might be recommended.

Can you get Spedra as a 25mg dose?

There is no Spedra 25mg option available, so if the 50mg tablet still causes side effects then this treatment is unlikely going to be the right one for you.

It’s important to note that there are many options available to treat erectile dysfunction, so with a little patience, you should be able to find the right medication at the right dosage for you.

What if my Avanafil dosage isn’t working well for me?

Signs of Spedra not working as well as you want it to include not being able to achieve an erection and not being able to maintain one long enough for sexual intercourse.

Whilst this might be frustrating, it’s best to remain calm. There are lots of ED options available and there should be something to suit you.

Finding the most suitable erectile dysfunction medication can require some patience, but with the help of your prescribing clinician, you should be able to achieve the results you want in time.

How to get the best out of your Spedra dose

There are many things you can do to get the best out of your erectile dysfunction treatment.

A healthy lifestyle is a good starting point to help the condition, including a well balanced diet and plenty of exercise.

You should also avoid drinking alcohol while using Spedra. Alcohol is a primary cause of erectile dysfunction, particularly when large amounts have been consumed.

Lastly, although it shouldn’t stop the treatment from working, having a large or fatty meal before using Spedra can slow its effects down considerably. Eating light a few hours before taking it is recommended.

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This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead on August 02, 2022. Next review due on August 01, 2024.

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