What is Levitra?
Levitra is a pill used to treat erectile dysfunction in men, as well as other health conditions. It contains an active ingredient called vardenafil. Vardenafil was launched under the name Levitra in 2003 by Bayer Health Care. Also, it received official drug approval by the European Commission, in March of the same year. Levitra is a well-proven alternative to similar medications such as Viagra or Cialis. Vardenafil is a PDE5 inhibitor and it works by keeping the blood vessels relaxed and improving blood flow, which helps you get an erection. A PDE5 inhibitor is efficient only if you are sexually stimulated.
Levitra is generally used to treat impotence, caused by physical/psychological factors. However, it may be prescribed to you in case you suffer from other conditions, like an enlarged prostate. Please keep in mind Levitra does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections. You still need to use a condom for that.
How to take the pill
The initial recommended dosage is 10 mg, but you should discuss this aspect with your doctor. For instance, a starting dose of 5 mg should be considered in patients over 65 years of age. Take one pill, by mouth, with a glass of water, around 20 to 30 minutes before sexual intercourse. The effect will last for around 8 to 10 hours, depending on the dosage and your physical condition. You may take the pill with or without food, but remember heavy meals will delay the effect. Also, avoid consuming grapefruit juice, pomegranate or excessive amounts of alcohol.
In less than 10% of cases, mild side effects occur temporarily. Some of the most common symptoms you may experience include:
- Warmth or redness in your face, chest, or neck
- Feeling sick
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Upset stomach
If you experience any side effects, discuss them with your doctor. Because the above least is not complete, we encourage you to read the leaflet for detailed information on side effects.
Levitra is not suitable for everyone. You can take it if you don’t have any serious health conditions. However, the active substance in it might worsen the health issues you have and increase the chances of unwanted side effects. Do not use Levitra if you have:
- An allergy to any of its ingredients, especially vardenafil
- Cardiovascular problems
- High or low blood pressure
- Liver problems
Read the leaflet to see the full list of contraindications. Also, when completing the medical questionnaire, disclose if you have any health issues.
Interactions may occur with simultaneous use of the following medications and substances
- Medicine used to control chest pain, such as nitrates
- Recreational drugs
- Medicine that treats pulmonary arterial hypertension
- Certain antifungal drugs
Inform your doctor if you are using any other drugs, including herbal supplements or vitamins. It is very important, as the active substance, vardenafil, might interact with them and cause unwanted side effects.
Levitra is available in doses of 5mg, 10mg and 20mg taken once a day. The typical dosage is 10mg, but your dosage depends on your tolerance of the main ingredient. You should take Levitra around 20 to 30 minutes before intercourse. It works for around 8 to 10 hours, depending on the dosage and your physical condition.
Can I take Levitra if I have diabetes?
You might be able to take Levitra if you suffer from diabetes. It is proven to be effective with people that have diabetes. Only a doctor can give you the right prescription for the right medication and dosage.
Levitra vs. Viagra
Levitra and Viagra are two different types of medications for erectile dysfunction. Both are PDE-5 inhibitors and work by increasing the blood flood to the penis. Each ED medication works different from one person to another. The main difference between Viagra and Levitra is the active ingredient. In Levitra the active ingredient is Vardenafil and in Viagra it is called Sildenafil. There is also a small difference in duration and speed of the ED Medications. Viagra’s effect lasts for around 4 to 5 hours while Levitra up to 6 hours.
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Levitra reviews are generally very positive and this is the 3rd most sold ED medication, after Viagra and Cialis. Moreover, Levitra was highly-acclaimed by patients with diabetes. Many men, especially those over the age of 50 with other health conditions, use this drug as a sexual enhancer.
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Is Levitra better than Viagra?
Levitra and Viagra are two different types of medications for erectile dysfunction. Both are PDE5 inhibitors and work by increasing the blood flood to your penis. However, the main difference between them is the active ingredient. In Levitra, the active ingredient is Vardenafil, while Viagra contains Sildenafil. Also, the duration of the effect is different Viagra’s effect lasts for about 4 to 5 hours, while Levitra remains in your bloodstream for up to 6 hours.
Can I take Levitra if I have diabetes?
Yes, it is possible to take Levitra if you suffer from diabetes. It was proven to be effective with people that have diabetes. However, please note that only a doctor can give you the right prescription, with a suitable dosage.
Does Levitra have a generic version?
Bayer’s patent for the medication Levitra expired in 2018, making it possible for other companies to create a generic version. There is a generic version of Levitra available, called Vardenafil. Moreover, you can also find the generic version of Cialis, namely Tadalafil, and Viagra, respectively Sildenafil.
Can I take Levitra every day?
The recommended initial dose is vardenafil 10 mg, taken orally, as needed, 60 minutes before sexual activity. We advise you to use Levitra only when you are about to engage in sexual activity. If you want the effect of the drug to last in your bloodstream all the time, you may want to switch to Cialis. To explain, a low dosage of Cialis stays in your body up to 36 hours and it is safe to take one tablet every day. Discuss with your doctor about a possible treatment plan change.
Is Levitra available over the counter?
No, you can’t purchase Levitra without a prescription. This is a safety measure you should not overlook, as this medication contains an active ingredient. Do not be discouraged by this aspect, because you can find it at affordable prices and you can request a prescription online. At Apomeds, we offer this service.
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Dr. med. Christoph Pies, born in 1970, studied medicine in Bochum and Düsseldorf before he found his true calling as an urologist in a Cologne clinic.Staying abroad has taken him to clinics in Switzerland and the USA (Houston, New York, and Los Angeles). After training as a specialist and senior physician, he became an urologist in 2004, near Aachen. He has additional qualifications in Andrology and Medicinal Tumor Therapy.