Vardenafil

Vardenafil is the generic version of Levitra It is a prescription medication that is taken orally to treat erectile dysfunction. It works in a similar way to other drugs used to treat impotence, such as Viagra and Cialis. More information

A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.

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What is Vardenafil?

Vardenafil is the generic version of Levitra It is a prescription medication that is taken orally to treat erectile dysfunction. It works in a similar way to other drugs used to treat impotence, such as Viagra and Cialis. They are part of the same class of medicines, known as PDE-5 inhibitors.

What is Vardenafil used for and how does it work?

Vardenafil works by blocking an enzyme known as phosphodiesterase type 5. It also boosts nitric oxide, a chemical naturally produced in the human body. This helps the muscles in your penis to become relaxed. When it is in a relaxed state, the blood can flow more freely so that when you become aroused, it is easier to get and sustain an erection for a long enough period of time to successfully have sexual intercourse.

How to take Vardenafil?

It is taken orally about 30 to 60 minutes before you plan to have sex. You can take it with or without food, and with a glass of water if you choose. Levitra stays in the patient's bloodstream for approximately 4 to 6 hours.

Dosage

Vardenafil is available in a range of dosages, such as 2.5 mg, 5, mg, 10 mg and 20 mg. Your doctor will advise you on the right strength for you. It is important to follow the directions given as the drug does have the potential to be misused, especially if it is taken without a prescription.

Side Effects

Most men only experience mild side effects after taking Vardenafil:  
Commonly reported side effects include:  

  • A runny or blocked nose;  
  • Flushed skin; 
  • A headache;  
  • An upset stomach;  
  • Priapism (this is an erection that remains for a long time and causes discomfort.  

If any side effects are bothering you, and don't seem to be going away on their own, talk to your doctor. There are other similar medications you can try that may suit you better.  
 
Serious side effects are very rare. Cases of sudden cardiac arrest and death have been reported.

When is it not safe to take Vardenafil?

Vardenafil is known to interact with certain medications, such as blood pressure drugs. Make sure you tell your doctor about any prescription or over the counter medications you may be taking and any health conditions.

Alcohol / Driving / Machinery

It is safe to drink alcohol when taking Vardenafil although alcohol may limit its efficacy by making it more difficult to get an erection. It is also safe to drive and operate machinery whilst taking the medication.  
 
For more information about Vardenafil and similar medications, book an appointment with a doctor via Dokteronline.com.