What is Levitra?
Levitra or vardenafil is used as an erectile dysfunction medication. It is a PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitor, which is only for males who suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Levitra is used for men with high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol on the advice of a doctor or healthcare professional.
In cases of pulmonary arterial hypertension, Levitra helps to improve symptoms and hemodynamic parameters (which refer to the mechanical conditions of the blood flow including blood flow, pressure, etc.).
Levitra was first marketed in 2005 by the Bayer laboratory. It is a film-coated tablet of 5, 10 and 20 mg. In most countries, it requires a medical prescription.
When to take Levitra?
It is advisable to take a Levitra tablet about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual intercourse.
In the context of sexual stimulation, the erection may occur from 25 minutes after taking the film-coated tablet. The erection may occur up to four or five hours after taking Levitra.
How to use Levitra properly?
It is very important to follow your doctor’s instructions on how to take Levitra. If you have any doubts, it is best to ask your pharmacist or doctor.
A dose of 10 mg is generally recommended. The tablet should be swallowed with a large glass of water.
It is not recommended to take two or more Levitra tablets on the same day. Also, it is not advisable to take more than one form of Levitra at the same time.
If you find that the dose you have been prescribed is either too low or too high for you, it is best to contact your doctor. He or she can then prescribe another form of Levitra at a different dose than the one you were taking; it all depends on the effectiveness that was observed.
If you have taken too much Levitra, you may be subject to severe back pain and many other side effects. Inform your doctor promptly in case of overdose. Also, if you have any additional questions regarding the use of this medication, your pharmacist or doctor will be happy to answer them.
Levitra Dosage and Dosing
The recommended dose is 10 mg. The reduced dose is 5 mg while the maximum recommended dose is 20 mg. It can be taken with or without meals.
For people 65 years and older, it may not be necessary to adjust the doses. However, the maximum dose (20 mg) is not recommended due to individual tolerance levels.
In patients with hepatic impairment, it would be preferable to start with a dose of 5 mg. The maximum dose for these patients is 10 mg. For those with renal insufficiency, a starting dose of 5 mg is recommended. However, depending on efficacy and tolerance, the dose can be adjusted to 10 mg and 20 mg, but it is important to be careful.
Levitra is not available to people under 18 years of age.
The dosages prescribed above are only indicative and only the recommendations of the sexologist in possession of all the information concerning you will be able to give the dosage to be followed.
Levitra (vardenafil) 5 mg
Levitra 5 mg film-coated tablets are orange in color and are marked with the BAYER cross on one side, with the number 5 marked on the other side.
Levitra 5mg is packaged in boxes of 2, 4, 8, 12 or 20 tablets. However, there are other formats available on the market.
How long does Levitra work?
Levitra is a molecule with a prolonged effect. In fact, taking a Levitra tablet can promote an erection for up to 36 hours after taking it.
For some men, an erection may occur as soon as 15 minutes after taking the film-coated tablet.
What are the side effects of Levitra?
Levitra may cause some side effects. Mild to moderate, these side effects include a decrease or loss of vision, which may be sudden, partial, temporary, or permanent.
This loss of vision may affect one or both eyes depending on the case. A loss or decrease in hearing has also been reported.
There are other side effects:
Headaches (very common) affecting more than one in 10 people.
Fairly common, affecting up to one in 10 people, are feelings of dizziness, hot flashes, indigestion, stuffy or runny nose.
Uncommon, affecting up to one in 10 people, includes: swelling in the mucous membranes and skin, also in the throat, lips, and face; sleep disturbances, drowsiness, stuffy nose, impaired touch or numbness, dizziness, ringing in the ears, shortness of breath, dry mouth, nausea, palpitations or increased heart rate, redness of the skin, rash, prolonged erections, abdominal pain, acid reflux, gastritis, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, malaise, etc.
Rare, affecting up to 1 in 1000 people, include anxiety, allergic reactions, fainting, amnesia, conjunctivitis, glaucoma (increased eye pressure), increased tear secretions, heart attack, angina pectoris, heart rhythm disturbance, nose bleed, chest pain, painful erection, altered blood test results, convulsion, etc.
Indeterminate or very rare frequency, affecting more than 1 in 10,000 people, is hematuria (blood in the urine), penile hemorrhage (bleeding from the penis) and hemospermia (blood in the semen).
Is Levitra dangerous?
Like any medication, Levitra can have side effects, but it is safe if taken under the supervision of a doctor. For this reason, it is essential to consult a health professional before taking this treatment.
Consulting an online sexologist on the Charles.co platform will be able to guide you towards the best treatment and dosage, as well as monitor its effects, depending on your problems and your health.
Contraindications of Levitra
Levitra is not indicated for people who are allergic to vardenafil or any of its excipients. Levitra should not be taken at the same time as a nitrate derivative or nitric oxide donor.
People with vision problems should not take Levitra either.
All medications for erectile dysfunction should not be used in people who are forbidden from any sexual activity.
This medication should not be combined with ritonavir, itraconazole, ketoconazle, and indinavir.
Can I buy Levitra without a prescription?
No, buying drugs on the Internet exposes you to 2 major risks: the risk of counterfeiting and the fact of depriving yourself of a medical diagnosis.
Indeed, selling prescription drugs on the Internet is illegal in France: the websites or online pharmacies that offer this service are based abroad and circumvent the law.
These drugs are not controlled and generally come from the same networks that import drugs, as revealed by the numerous customs seizures: more than 95% of these drugs are counterfeit.
Finally, the last risk concerns self-medication: one is exposed to contraindications, side effects, and above all, by depriving oneself of a diagnosis, one does not understand the nature or the causes of a sexual disorder; yet, sometimes this hides a more serious pathology.
If you want a diagnosis, consult a sexologist online, who will eventually be able to prescribe you medication, with the possibility of having it delivered.
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Composition of Levitra
The active substance of Levitra is vardenafil. Depending on the dosage, each tablet contains 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg of vardenafil in the form of hydrochloride.
The components of the tablet are (for the naked tablet): magnesium stearate, colloidal anhydrous silica, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose.
For the film-coated tablet: macrogol 400, hypromellose, yellow iron oxide (E172), titanium dioxide (E171), red iron oxide (E172).
What is the difference between Levitra and vardenafil?
Levitra or vardenafil have the same meaning. Levitra is the trade name of the drug while vardenafil is better known as the major active ingredient contained in the drug.
The denominations 5, 10 and 20 mg actually mean, 5 mg vardenafil, 10 mg vardenafil, 20 mg vardenafil.
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