Levitra Soft (Vardenafil)
Levitra is indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Levitra is a phosphodiesterase inhibitor that works by helping the blood flow into the penis to achieve and maintain an erection.
Use Levitra as directed by your doctor.
- You should put Levitra Soft tab under your tongue and wait until it melts.
- Take Levitra about 1 hour before sexual activity.
- Do not take Levitra more often than once daily, or as directed by your doctor.
- Check with your doctor before you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you use Levitra.
- If you miss a dose of Levitra and you still intend to engage in sexual activity, take it as soon as you remember. Continue to take it as directed by your doctor.
For most patients, the recommended starting dose of Levitra is 10 mg, taken orally approximately 60 minutes before sexual activity. The dose may be increased to a maximum recommended dose of 20 mg or decreased to 5 mg based on efficacy and side effects. The maximum recommended dosing frequency is once per day.
Some men can only take a low dose of Levitra because of medical conditions or medicines they take. Your doctor will prescribe the dose that is right for you.
- If you are older than 65 or have liver problems, your doctor may start you on a lower dose of Levitra.
- If you have prostate problems or high blood pressure, for which you take medicines called alpha-blockers, your doctor may start you on a lower dose of Levitra.
- If you are taking certain other medicines your doctor may prescribe a lower starting dose and limit you to one dose of Levitra in a 72-hour (3 days) period.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Levitra.
Store Levitra at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F); excursions permitted to 15-30 degrees C (59-86 degrees F). Keep Levitra out of the reach of children.
Active Ingredient: Vardenafil.
Inactive Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, crospovidone, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, yellow ferric oxide, and red ferric oxide.
You should surely consult your doctor before taking Levitra Soft if you have following diseases:
- anatomical deformity of the penis, bleeding disorder, cancer, diabetes, frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heart problems, high cholesterol, HIV infection, kidney disease, liver disease, sickle cell disease, stroke, stomach or intestinal ulcers, vision problems, an unusual reaction to vardenafil, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
Do not take Levitra Soft if you use nitroglycerin-type drugs for the heart or chest pain such as amyl nitrite, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, nitroglycerin, even if these are only taken occasionally. This includes some recreational drugs called 'poppers' which also contain amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate.
Possible side effects
The most usual side effects you can suffer from are: flushing, headache, indigestion, nausea, stuffy nose.
Contact your doctor immediately if you have one of the following side effects: back pain, changes in hearing or vision, uch as loss of hearing or ringing in ears, chest pain or palpitations, difficulty breathing, dizziness, eyelid swelling, muscle aches, prolonged erection (lasting longer than 4 hours), skin rash, itching, seizures
Inform your doctor before taking Levitra Soft if you use the following medications: alpha blockers such as alfuzosin (UroXatral®), doxazosin (Cardura®), prazosin (Minipress®), tamsulosin (Flomax®), or terazosin (Hytrin®), used to treat high blood pressure or an enlarged prostate, arsenic trioxide, bosentan, certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, sparfloxacin, troleandomycin, certain medicines used for seizures such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, and phenobarbital, certain medicines for the treatment of HIV infection or AIDS, certain medicines to control the heart rhythm (e.g., amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, flecainide, ibutilide, quinidine, procainamide, propafenone, sotalol), chloroquine, cisapride, diltiazem, grapefruit juice, medicines for fungal infections (fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole), methadone, nicardipine, pentamidine, pimozide, rifabutin, rifampin, or rifapentine, some medicines for treating depression or mood problems (amoxapine, maprotiline, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone, pimozide, phenothiazines, tricyclic antidepressants), verapamil.