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Giving patients treatment options

VIVUS is dedicated to meeting the needs and improving quality of life of patients with serious medical conditions and life-limiting diseases.

Our commercial products are indicated for the treatment of obese and overweight patients and for erectile dysfunction. According to the National Institutes of Health, overweight and obesity combined are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Erectile dysfunction can lead to reduced quality of life for the millions of men living with the condition.

Please use the links below to learn more about our commercial products. Please note that Qsymia® is currently only available in the United States. Avanafil is available in the EU as SPEDRA™ and in the US as STENDRA®.

Approved in the United States

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Qsymia is indicated as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index (BMI) of:

  • 30 kg/m2 or greater (obese) or
  • 27 kg/m2 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbidity such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, or dyslipidemia

Limitations of Use:

The effect of Qsymia on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has not been established. The safety and effectiveness of Qsymia in combination with other products intended for weight loss, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and herbal preparations, have not been established.

REMS Program

A Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) is a strategy to manage known or potential serious risks associated with a drug product and is required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ensure that the benefits of a drug outweigh its risks. The FDA has required a REMS for Qsymia. For more information visit:



STENDRA is a phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Warnings and Precautions:

Evaluation of erectile dysfunction (ED) should include an appropriate medical assessment to identify potential underlying causes, as well as treatment options.

VIVUS has granted Metuchen Pharmaceuticals LLC exclusive marketing rights to STENDRA in the U.S., Canada, South America and India.

Approved in the European Union

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The European Commission (EC) granted the marketing authorization for SPEDRA (avanafil) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in the European Union (EU).

The approval of the marketing authorization application (MAA) by the EC follows the positive recommendation by the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) in April 2013. SPEDRA, a PDE5 inhibitor, is the first new chemical entity (NCE) approved for ED in over a decade.

VIVUS has granted an exclusive license to the Menarini Group through its subsidiary Berlin-Chemie AG to commercialize and promote SPEDRA for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in over 40 European countries plus Australia and New Zealand.

Information for Healthcare Professionals in the EU

A medical information healthcare professional is available to answer questions from healthcare professionals during business hours,
Monday – Friday from 09:00 – 17:00 Local Time, at:

Phone: +31 208–084–787 (Amsterdam)
Phone: +44 203–051–6658 (United Kingdom)

After hours: You may leave a message after hours from 17:00 – 9:00 Local Time, Monday – Friday and all day Sunday, Saturday, and holiday.
If you are a patient, please discuss any questions you may have with your healthcare provider.

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