Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Spedra; Stendra; TA-1790; Zepeed

Latest Information Update: 12 Nov 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Tanabe Seiyaku
  • Developer Endo International; JW Pharmaceutical; Menarini; Sanofi; VIVUS
  • Class Erectile dysfunction therapies; Pyrimidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Type 5 cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes - Erectile dysfunction; Erectile dysfunction

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Erectile dysfunction
  • Discontinued Female sexual dysfunction; Premature ejaculation

Most Recent Events

  • 05 Oct 2016 Avanafil licensed to Metuchen Pharmaceuticals for commercialisation in USA, Canada, South America and India
  • 09 May 2016 VIVUS has patent protection for avanafil in USA
  • 01 Mar 2016 Sanofi completes a phase III trial in Erectile dysfunction in Russia (PO) (NCT02503306)
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