A very popular drug for erectile dysfunction, Staxyn is often compared to other equivalents such as Levitra. Let us take a closer look at Staxyn- what it actually is, how it works and the benefits it offers.
According to studies, erectile dysfunction is a growing concern amongst men on a global scale, affecting more than 20 million men in the United States alone. Reports also suggest that older men are more prone to developing this condition as compared to younger men. High blood pressure, stress, depression, are some of the factors responsible for erectile dysfunction, though age seems to be the governing factor. However, thanks to medications such as Staxyn, it is now possible to battle erectile dysfunction effectively.
How Staxyn works?
Staxyn (Generic name: Vardenafil) works by increasing the flow of blood to the penis, by regulating the contraction and expansion of blood vessels that are responsible for transporting blood to the penis, due to the presence of a chemical- Cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). Due to this chemical reaction, the blood vessels that transport blood to the penis expands, while those that are concerned with removing blood, contract. Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5), also referred to as PDE inhibitors, destroys cGMP, due to which blood vessels return to their normal state, thus ending the erection. Vardenafil, the primary ingredient in Staxyn, blocks PDE5.
When taken as orally disintegrating tablets, Staxyn is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence). It comes with discreet packaging and has been available in the United States since 2010. Since it dissolves on the tongue, there is no need for water, which makes it very convenient.
Staxyn- How long does it last?
Staxyn dissolves in your mouth. It is made up of the same active ingredients as Levitra and starts functioning in about 15 minutes. The effect of Staxyn lasts for about 8 hours, though it varies according to the user. It is not advisable to take more than one tablet within 24 hours.
How to take Staxyn?
Make sure you take the form and strength only according to the doctor’s recommendation, so as to keep medication errors at bay. They should be taken exactly according to your doctor’s prescription. All the directions mentioned in the prescription are to be strictly followed, and it is also crucial to go through the medication guides or instruction sheets. Since it is an orally disintegrating tablet, it should be removed from the package only when you are ready to take medicine. Keep the tablet in your mouth and let it dissolve without chewing. As it keeps dissolving, swallow several times. It is also important to note that Staxyn should not be taken with liquid.
It is taken only when required, ideally around 60 minutes before sexual activity. It helps in getting an erection when sexual stimulation occurs. Simply taking the pill will not bring about an erection. However, if your erection is painful or lasts for over 4 hours, it is advisable to contact your medical practitioner or reach out for emergency medical attention.
Staxyn should be stored at room temperature, and at a place where it will not be exposed to moisture or heat. If you have been suffering from heart disorders and undergoing treatment for the same, do let your caregivers know the last time you had taken Staxyn.
Staxyn- How much does it cost?
Staxyn oral tablet 10mg costs around $1352 for a supply of 40. The actual price may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. This price is applicable only to customers paying cash, and is not valid for insurance users. So the per-unit price is approximately $33.79.
Common side effects of Staxyn
In the event of an allergic reaction to Staxyn, you should immediately seek emergency medical help. These may include hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. You may also have the following side effects:
- Heart attack symptoms- if you feel sudden pain and/or pressure on your chest, and it spreads to your jaw or shoulder.
- This may also be accompanied by nausea and sweating.
- Vision changes or sudden loss in vision,
- Painful erection or prolonged erection (longer than 4 hours)- priapism.
You should stop using Staxyn in the following cases too-
- A ringing sensation in your ears, or sudden hearing impairment
- Irregular heartbeat
- Swollen hands, feet, or ankles
- Shortness of breath
- A dizzy, light-headed feeling,
- Seizure (convulsions)
Other common side effects of Staxyn include flushing, sinus pain, headache/dizziness, stomach upset, back pain, etc.
Overall, Staxyn users give very positive feedback, with the majority of them ascertaining that the medication is very effective, and has no to negligible side effects. According to general feedback, it works for at least 6-12 hours, which is more than enough. According to reviews, it is a cheaper alternative to most medicines and works extremely well. Users are also impressed by the fact that it is so easy to take – it simply dissolves on the tongue, and there is no need to eat anything first.
You can take Staxyn with or without meals. Reviewers also confirmed that while Staxyn may be accompanied by a stuffy nose and/or headache, they go away on their own after a few hours. It is also interesting to note that many of these reviewers are above 60, and have confirmed that Staxyn has helped them resume an active and satisfying sex life. Their partners were also happy with the results. Even those who have undergone prostate surgeries have used it to get back on track with their sex life. Most men who have experienced erectile dysfunction found this to be a saviour, and are heavily reliant on it, much more than other equivalents.