What is Levitra?
Levitra is a popular ED medication. It’s active ingredient is vardenafil. It is available as a generic medication called Vardenafil, this is identical to Levitra as a medicinal product.
How does it work?
Levitra (Vardenafil) helps to dilate blood vessels in the penis, this ensures more blood is diverted to the penis allowing the user to maintain and sustain a full erection. Like the other medications in this class, vardenafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor.
How to take Levitra
Levitra should be taken with a whole glass of water ideally 30minutes before intercourse.
Levitra is available in various dosages, so it can be adjusted individually and doesn’t need to be broken up. A large meal might reduce or prolong the start of the effect of the medication, so this should be avoided when possible. Similarly, alcohol can have a negative effect on the efficacy of Levitra, so the consumption of large alcohol quantities is not recommended.
How long does Levitra last?
After the initial effect around 30 minutes after ingestion, Levitra will last at full capacity for up to five hours.
Levitra is available in THREE dosages and is adapted to the individual needs and circumstances of each patient.
The standard dosage of 10mg and is suitable for most men.
The maximum daily dose is 20 mg, this is to be taken only if the 10mg dosage has not been effective.
- Low strength dose (5mg):Recommended dosage for patients older than 65 or with higher risk of side effects.
- Standard strength dose (10mg): Suitable for most patients.
- High strength dose (20mg):for patients who did not have an adequate response to 10mg.
Precautions and Side-effects
Levitra should only be used after a consultation with a doctor as it can cause serious side-effects.
Levitra can lower the patient’s blood pressure, this can be compounded by the use of excess alcohol.
Otherwise light-headedness, fainting and heart palpitations are possible. Alcohol can also make it more difficult to achieve an erection.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice decrease the ability of the body to process the medication, this can increase the risk of dangerous side effects. All simultaneously used medications should be discussed with the doctor before first usage of Levitra to avoid interactions.
For most patients Levitra is highly tolerable and side effects are infrequent or minimal.
All known side effects can be found in the patient leaflet for Levitra.