Avana (generic name: avanafil; brand names include: Stendra) is a new ED (erectile dysfunction) medicine in the class of drugs called PDE5 inhibitors with a faster onset of action.
It was approved by the FDA on April 27, 2012.
Avanafil is similar to Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis and helps achieve and sustain an erection.
However studies show that it can provide faster onset of action - about 15 minutes.
Other advantages of the new drug include high efficacy and less side effects compared with other ED drugs.
Generic Stendra is available under the brand name Avana manufactured by Sunrise.