Drug name: Levitra
Levitra generic name: Vardenafil
Strengths: 5mg, 10mg, 20mg
This medication is an erectile dysfunction and impotence medication for men. Vardenafil is the generic name for Levitra.
This medication increases blood flow to the penis when used in conjunction with sexual stimulation. It’s an oral medication that should be given approximately an hour before sexual activity. This medication should only be used once a day, with at least 24 hours between doses. It has a five-hour duration of action.
The typical adult man’s first dose is Levitra 10mg, which serves as a baseline for determining the drug’s efficacy on an individual basis. Your prescribing doctor will either raise or reduce this medication dosage to Levitra 20mg or Levitra 5mg. The highest dosage of Levitra is 20 mg. Levitra 5mg is generally recommended to males over the age of 65 or adult men who are taking an alpha blocker.
Levitra does not have to be taken every day. As long as you wait enough time between doses, it’s an as-needed medication.
Before use, consult your prescribing doctor if you have a history of:
- Heart problems
- Stroke in past 6 months
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- High/ low blood pressure
- Penis conditions
- Painful/ prolonged erections
- Conditions that may increase the risk of priapism
- Eye problems
- Bleeding disorders
- Active stomach ulcers
This medication can induce QT Prolongation, which is a disease that affects heart rhythm. Those who have low potassium or magnesium levels in their bodies are at a higher risk.
This medication might make you dizzy. This negative effect might be exacerbated by alcohol or drugs. Do not drive, operate equipment, or perform any other jobs that need attention and clear eyesight until you are able to do so safely. Even while using this medication, alcohol makes becoming erect more difficult, so it’s best not to drink at all.
This medication is more likely to cause adverse effects in older individuals.
The possible interactions of this medictaion include:
- Alpha blocker medications
- Azole antifungals
- Macrolide antibiotics
- HIV protease inhibitors
- Hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors
- Other medications that contain vardenafil (of similar)
- Stuffy/runny nose
- Vision changes (sensitivity to light, blurring, trouble differentiating blue and green)
- Upset stomach
- Back pain
- Decreased vision/blindness
- Decreased hearing/deafness
- Painful/prolonged erections
- Fast/ irregular heartbeat
- Temporary memory loss
- Allergic reaction
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