Levitra is a therapy for erectile dysfunction treatment (male impotence). Its active ingredient is Vardenafil. Vardenafil belongs to the class of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. The medicine allows increase blood flow into your penis to achieve and maintain erection during sexual intercourse.
Levitra comes as 20 mg pill. The recommended initial dosage is 10 mg. It should be taken an hour before intercourse. If there are no side effects you dosage can be increased up to 20 mg. You shouldn’t take more that 1 pill per day. This medication has been shown to be effective within 15 minutes of taking the tablet, and lasts up to 10 hours later.
Before starting your treatment with Levitra you should tell your doctor about all the conditions you may have and especially about the following: kidney or liver problems, a bleeding disorder, stomach ulcer, or retinitis pigmentosa, allergic reaction to any medicine, deformation of the penis such as angulation, cavernous fibrosis (Peyronie’s disease), sickle-cell anemia, multiple myeloma, leukemia. Because alcohol can make it more difficult to get an erection, do not drink large amounts of alcohol before sexual activity.
It is contraindicated to take Levitra if you have sensitivity to its ingredients, if you had organic nitrates treatment or took HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir and ritonavir, if you are less than 16 years old.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECT
Before starting your trearment with Levitra tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, especially about erythromycin, ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), indinavir (Crixivan) and ritonavir (Norvir), alpha-blocking drugs (Terazosin or Hytrin), anti-arrhythmia medications (amiodarone, procainamide, quinidine), clarithromycin. The patients who take organic nitrates can’t use Levitra.
Levitra is used when it’s needed, so it’s unlikely to miss a dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help at once. The overdose symptoms are sore back, pain in the jaw or arm, blindness, blurred vision, back pain, muscle pain, pain in the chest or discomfort, decreased vision.
Store at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F) away from children, pets, moisture and sunlight.