Staxyn is a prescription medication that is taken to treat erectile dysfunction in men that cannot attain or keep an erection. It does this by allowing a greater blood flow into the penis when a man taking the medication is sexually aroused. It works only with sexual stimulation and does not increase sexual desire. Staxyn is an oral dispersible tablet that should be placed on the tongue, where it will quickly dissolve. Staxyn should be taken whole and not crushed or split and should not be taken with liquid.
Staxyn belongs to the class of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. PDE5 is an enzyme that can interfere with an erection. Vardenafil HCl, the active ingredient in Staxyn, blocks the PDE5 enzyme, which improves blood flow to the penis during sexual arousal so you able to engage in sexual relations again.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is very common, and it occurs for a variety of reasons and at different ages. To get and maintain an erection requires the cooperation of your brain, endocrine system, and nervous system. It requires good blood flow throughout the body and especially to the penis. Blood flow may be restricted for a variety of reasons
The potential causes of ED are numerous. Seeking the advice of a doctor will help you determine whether there is a medical problem causing your erectile dysfunction and whether medication such as Staxyn is suitable for you. Possible medically related causes of ED might include diabetes, cardiovascular disease or damage from cancer or surgery. Your doctor will also want to talk to you about your lifestyle. Smoking, inactivity, and being overweight are linked to heart disease and vascular problems that can cause ED. Drug and alcohol use may contribute to erectile dysfunction, as can psychological concerns such as stress and anxiety.
It is important to provide your physician with a medical history to determine whether it is safe for you to take Staxyn. You should also provide a complete list of Rx drugs, over the counter medications and any supplements you are taking to determine whether there may a reaction with Staxyn. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Staxyn.
Staxyn can cause a serious drop in your blood pressure when used with nitrates, which can lead to dizziness, fainting, and rarely a heart attack or stroke. Until you know how your body reacts to Staxyn, avoid driving or taking part in any activities that could be unsafe. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Staxyn and lead to unwanted side effects.