What is Levitra?
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Levitra is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis, which helps a man achieve and maintain an erection. Levitra is a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor, similar to Viagra and Cialis. It is taken orally, usually 30 minutes before sexual activity and its effects can last for up to 5 hours. It is available in tablet form and should be taken as directed by a healthcare provider. Common side effects include headaches, flushing, and indigestion. It should not be taken with certain medications or by men with certain medical conditions, so it is important to consult with a healthcare provider before taking Levitra.
How to take Levitra?
Levitra is usually taken orally, usually 30 minutes before sexual activity. The usual recommended starting dose is 10 mg, taken orally, about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity. The maximum recommended dose is 20 mg. The dose may be adjusted based on individual response and tolerance.
It is important to take Levitra exactly as directed by a healthcare provider. Do not take more or less than the recommended dose.
It is recommended to take Levitra on an empty stomach for faster absorption, but it can be taken with or without food. Avoid drinking alcohol or grapefruit juice when taking Levitra as it can affect the drug's effectiveness.
It is important to note that Levitra will only work when you are sexually stimulated, it will not give you an erection if you are not aroused.
Also, it's worth noting that taking Levitra with a nitrate medicine can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure. So, do not use any Nitrate medication and inform your healthcare provider if you are taking any Nitrate medication.
If you have any questions or concerns about how to use Levitra, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider.
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What to know before taking Levitra?
Before taking Levitra, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if it is safe for you to use. Some important things to consider include:
- Allergies: If you have an allergy to vardenafil or any other ingredient in Levitra, you should not take it.
- Medical conditions: Levitra should not be taken by men who have certain medical conditions such as severe heart or liver problems, low blood pressure, or a history of vision loss.
- Medications: Levitra can interact with certain medications, including nitrates, alpha-blockers, and blood pressure medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider of all medications you are taking before taking Levitra.
- Dosage and direction: Levitra should be taken as directed by a healthcare provider. The usual recommended starting dose is 10 mg, taken orally, about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity.
It is also important to let your healthcare provider know if you have a history of any diseases, especially if you have had any heart problems, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, or if you have any allergies.
Here are some common side effects of Levitra:
- Flushing of the face, neck, or chest
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Stomach upset or indigestion
- Back pain
- Muscle pain
- Blurred vision
- Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes (uncommon)
It's worth noting that these side effects are usually mild and go away on their own. However, if you experience any severe side effects such as an erection lasting longer than 4 hours or sudden vision loss in one or both eyes, seek medical attention immediately.
As with any medication, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider about the potential side effects and weigh the risks and benefits before taking Levitra. If any side effects persist or become bothersome, consult your doctor.