Staxyn is one of the newest erectile dysfunction (impotence) drugs to hit the market. Although it shares its chemical makeup with a popular medication called Levitra, it is a dissolving tablet rather than a pill, which makes it faster acting in most cases.
A brief history of Staxyn
In June 2010, Staxyn was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is essentially a dissolvable tablet form of the popular erectile dysfunction drug Levitra, which is a competitor of Viagra and Cialis.
It is available in 10mg doses, and its main ingredient is a chemical called vardenafil. It is distributed by the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and Merck & Co. It is manufactured in Germany for Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Wayne, New Jersey, USA.
How it works
Like the other ED meds, Staxyn works by increasing the flow of blood to the penis. This causes the penis to swell. The soft muscles of the penis begin to fill up with blood gradually, and the erection may last about four to five hours. It should be taken about half an hour prior to commencement of sex. Sometimes a little sexual stimulation combined with Staxyn works very well. Staxyn disintegrates on the tongue without liquefying.
Are there any side effects?
The side effects of Staxyn are just about the same as with any other impotence medication. It can cause lowering of blood pressure and this can put some people at an increased risk of a heart attack or a stroke. Never take more than one in a twenty-four hour period. If your erection doesn't go away after several hours, you should consult a physician immediately. Staxyn contains a compound called sorbitol which is known to create problems for people who have less tolerance for fructose. It also has trace amounts of phenylalanine. People with phenylketonuria must not use this drug.
Other common side effects include headaches, back pain, nasal congestion, feeling flushed and mild rashes on the skin. Some people may also experience a burning sensation while urinating. Some men have reported a painful erection as a result of using Staxyn. It should never be taken in conjunction with nitrates.
There are reports that some men have had problems with their vision as a result of Staxyn. This is believed to be rare but it may occur. One may also experience chest pain and a mild ringing in the ears.
As a result of the side effects, men with severe hypertension and diabetes should avoid Staxyn. If you have had surgery, you should refrain from using it. People with a weak heart and chest pain should definitely steer clear.
How Staxyn compares with other ED drugs
Most of the impotence meds on the market are in pill form and they are swallowed. Staxyn is a dissolving tablet that is placed on the tongue. As such, the delivery method is different and may be faster acting.
For the most part, Staxyn is no different when you compare it to Levitra, Viagra and others. The manner in which it helps to produce an erection is quite similar. This is because basically the generic compound it contains is the same. Even the side effects caused by Staxyn are similar to those caused by other ED drugs. It is only the method of delivery that distinguishes Staxyn from the rest.
The fact that it works in about half an hour, or even fifteen minutes in some reported cases offers a huge advantage over some of the other ED drugs that need to be taken a few hours before commencement of sexual activity.
A final overview of Staxyn
If you aren't currently taking any medications for impotence, Staxyn is certainly an option to consider. Many men have trouble with pills, so a dissolvable tablet that you just place on your tongue could be just what the doctor ordered, no pun intended. It may also work quicker for this reason. If you are happy with your current ED drug, then there's really no need to switch as the mode of action is the same. So there's no advantage really to making a change.