Levitra (vardenafil) is a drug which relaxes muscles within blood vessels in order to increase blood flow to certain areas of the body. It is commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction. Levitra can cause some side effects such as a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure when taken with certain other medications. You should not take Levitra if you are taking a nitrate drug for chest pain or heart problems. Recreational drugs may also interact with Levitra. You should seek emergency medical attention if you have a sudden loss of vision or an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours. You should inform your doctor immediately if, during sexual activity, you become dizzy or nauseated. If you have pain, numbness or tingling in your arms, chest, jaw or neck. These may be signs of a serious side effect so sexual activity should be stopped as soon as you feel one of these things happen.
Levitra is not for men younger than 18 years old or for people allergic to vardenafil, or people who take medications for pulmonary arterial hypertension. If you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes or pre-existing eye problems, are over 50 or have smoked, Levitra may cause a decrease in blood flow to the optic nerve of the eye which can cause sudden vision loss.
Levitra is not for women and the effects of this medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding is unknown.
You should take Levitra exactly as prescribed by your healthcare professional. Follow all directions and read the instruction sheet that comes with the medication. You can take Levitra with or without food. Do not take more than once a day. There should be 24 hours between each dose. If you overdose, you need to contact the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222. Only take Levitra as needed, about an hour before sexual activity. You will not get an erection just by taking the pill, but it will help you achieve an erection when sexual stimulation happens.
In comparison to Viagra:
According to popular research by viagrasuisse.com, both Levitra and Viagra are in the same class of medication known as PDE5 inhibitors, which work in conjunction with sexual stimulation. They work by increasing the activity and levels of nitric oxide in the body which leads to better blood flow to the genitals. Both drugs are available in tablet form and both have a brand named pill as well as a generic available. Although the drugs do the same thing, people can tend to prefer one over the other.
Common dosing for Levitra is 10 mg one hour before sex
Dosing for Viagra is 50 mg one hour before sex. Both drugs have off-label uses for things like Raynaud’s phenomenon. Levitra has been dscribed as more potent than Viagra when used for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. One major strength of Levitra is that it does not offer color perception, which can sometimes occur with Viagra. However, both drugs can be well-tolerated by most men. The best way to choose which drug is for you is to talk to your healthcare provider, who will take all the information about your medical history and current medications into account when choosing a drug to treat your Erectile Dysfunction.
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