Scientific Name: Avanafil
Brand Name: Spedra, Stendra
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Avanafil inhibits the cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) which is responsible for the degradation of cGMP in the corpus cavernosum located around the penis. Sexual arousal results in the local release of nitric oxide, which in turn stimulates the enzyme guanylate cyclase to produce cGMP. Elevated levels of cGMP result in local smooth muscle relaxation and increased blood flow to the penis (i. e. an erection) .
Description of the Drug: Avanafil is a phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitor used to treat erectile dysfunction.
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Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB06237