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Levitra



Levitra (Vardenafil) is used to treat male sexual function problems (erection problems) commonly known as ED (erectile dysfunction). Levitra is available in 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg tablets and is taken only when required.

How to take Levitra
Levitra is taken orally as needed between four hours and one-half hour before sexual activity (about one hour before is most effective). Take Levitra only as directed. Vardenafil (Levitra) works along with sexual stimulation to help achieve and maintain an erection.

Side Effects
Headache, flushing, stomach upset, nasal stuffiness and dizziness might occur when taking Levitra. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.

If you experience a painful or prolonged erection (lasting longer than 4 hours), discontinue the use of Levitra and seek immediate medical attention. Priapism should be treated as soon as possible or permanent damage to your penis may occur, including the inability to have erections.

Drug Interactions
Before using Levitra, inform your physician of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially any nitrate medications (e.g., nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate), nitroprusside (any "nitric oxide donor" medicines), cimetidine, erythromycin, azole antifungals e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole), mibefradil, rifamycins (e.g., rifampin) or high blood pressure medicines.

Precautions
Before using Levitra, tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies (especially drug allergies), any penis conditions such as fibrosis/scarring, history of painful/prolonged erection (priapism), sickle cell anemia, blood system cancers (such as leukemia or myeloma), or Peyronie's disease, eye problems (retina diseases). kidney or liver disease, bleeding disorders or active stomach ulcers, heart diseases, stroke or severe high or low blood pressure.

Limit alcohol intake, as it may aggravate side effects of Levitra. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. The elderly may be more sensitive to the side effects of Levitra, therefore caution is advised in this group.

Notes
Do not share Levitra with others, since they may have a problem that is not effectively treated by Vardenafil. The use of Levitra does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, Hepatitis B, gonorrhea). Keep Levitra and all medications out of the reach of children.


Erectile Dysfunction Resources

Erectile Dysfunction - Information and resources on erectile dysfunction from leading urologists.

Impotence.org - Information on diagnosis and treatment, links and resources and a physician referral network.

Levitra Consumer Information- Information from the FDA on Levitra.



This information regarding Levitra is intended to supplement, not substitute the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that the use of Levitra is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using Levitra.

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