If you are a busy professional with no time to lose, you are going to be happy that Spedra might just save you precious time. Spedra is the new kid in Singapore that is shaking things up for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It comes promptly at a time where more Singaporean men are facing erection issues. But is the “15 minute onset” effect of Spedra true, and could it replace the reputable blue pill, Viagra?

If you are already set on Viagra, check out our guide to buying Viagra in Singapore. You will be surprised that you can buy it online legally.

For Spedra vs Cialis, we reviewed it in a separate article.

What is Spedra (avanafil)? Can I get it in Singapore?

Spedra is a comparatively newer drug approved by the FDA as an effective treatment of erectile dysfunction.

It was launched in Singapore in 2020 by its manufacturer, Menarini.

Menarini is a large pharmaceutical company who are already experienced in the men’s health space with the treatment for premature ejactulation, Priligy.

Spedra contains the active ingredient Avanafil, and it comes in different doses – 50mg, 100mg and 200mg. 200mg is the most common.

In Singapore and Asia, Spedra is the trade name. Whereas in the USA, it is marketed under the brand Stentra.

Does Spedra cure erectile dysfunction?

Spedra and Viagra belong to the same group of drug class named PDE-5 inhibitors. It works by increasing the blood flow towards the penis during sexual stimulation.

Its effect can be achieved as early as 15 min and lasts 4-6 hours.

Spedra can be taken with or without food.

The recommended dosage is a single tablet of 200mg. This should be taken 15 minute before sexual activity.

If you have some liver disease or are taking some other medications, you might need a lower dose, so do seek your doctor’s advice.

The difference between Viagra and Spedra

As effective as it is to treat erectile dysfunction, Spedra actually works slightly different than Viagra.

Avanafil is a highly selective type of PDE-5 inhibitor. This means that the drug targets the organ of interest (penis) more specifically.

This results in a faster onset of erection. With Spedra, it works within 15 minute, whereas Viagra takes up to an hour.

With Spedra, you can also expect fewer side effects. PDE-5 inhibitors in general may cause some degree of headache, nasal congestion and facial flushing. But with the design of avanafil, you are less likely to experience such side effects.

Even though the maximum recommended dose of Viagra is 100mg and Spedra is 200mg, the overall enhancement in erectile performance is still similar.

              Viagra          Spedra 
Active ingredient  sildenafil avanafil
Strength available 25, 50, 100 mg 50, 100, 200 mg
Recommended Dosage  100 mg, 1 hour before sexual activity  200mg, 15 minutes before sexual activity 
Onset time  30-60 minutes  ~15 minutes
Duration of effect 4-6 hours  4-6 hours 
Effect of food intake Taking with food is likely to reduce erection hardness and duration of effect Does not interfere with food
Side effects  Well-tolerated with many studies establishing safety.  Lesser side effects 
Launched in Singapore 1999 2020
Estimated cost (prices from Sire)  From $20-22 per tablet From $22-25 per tablet
Recommended for If you are new to ED treatment and prefer to opt for things with good track record Busy individuals who would benefit from quick onset. Users who are familiar with ED treatment and want lesser side effects.

How to choose between Viagra or Spedra

If you desire all things fast, then the 15min onset of Spedra is very useful.

For example, if you are a working father with kids in the house, you might need to seize the opportunity when the kids are finally away.

Also, the quick onset means you don’t have to hide in the bedroom to wait for the effects to kick in. So you can get back to keeping the mood alive.

If you are bothered by the side effects from other brands of erectile dysfunction treatment, the selective nature of Spedra might help reduce these side effects. Now you can focus on intimacy.

Still, Viagra’s long track record should be respected. So if you want something with a longer reputation, this might be your choice.

I know what I need. Can I buy Spedra or Viagra without visiting the clinic in Singapore?

Thankfully, doctors have been more willing to explore new ways to serve the rising demand for men’s related conditions.

The sensitive nature of erectile dysfunction demands not just any telemedicine service, but one that knows about respect, convenience and discretion.

Sire is a men’s health direct-to-consumer service based in Singapore that specializes in bringing treatments like Spedra and Viagra to your doorstep.

The experience is truly unique, downright to the packaging.

“Men are all about performance. So when it comes to ED, men tend to suffer in silence. By removing the embarrassment out of it, we found that more Singaporean men were willing to seek help,” shares Dr Chan Jun Yang, founder of Sire.

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Sire discreet “condom-style” packaging for erectile dysfunction removes the embarrassment for men. Now, men can boldly get treatment without having to worry about their partners finding out.

Obtaining prescription-only medication is now possible in 3 simple steps: Survey, Consult, Delivery.

As fast as Spedra, seeing a doctor can take less than 15 minutes. The survey and consultation can be done in the comfort of your home. The virtual consultation is done via WhatsApp, so no need to download additional apps.

Sire helps cut out the mundane aspects of going to a brick and mortar clinic to get a prescription. You can also opt for a monthly subscription that refills your medication regularly. This way, you never need to worry about a disappointing night.

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