Levitra is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction in men of different ages. Original tablets were developed in Germany. The main active substance in Levitra is Vardenafil. Levitra is dispensed in tablet form, which is covered with a yellowish sheath.
Vardenafil is the active ingredient of Levitra. This ingredient works to block the phosphodiesterase enzyme, providing the release of sodium oxide and increased blood flow within the penis. The effect of Levitra is only observed in the presence of natural stimulation, resulting in increased libido and erection. Vardenafil works 15-25 minutes after oral administration. The duration of drug effect is at least four hours.
Levitra tablets are quickly absorbed into the blood. The standard dosage of Levitra is 10-20 mg per day. With prolonged treatment, Levitra dosage can be reduced. However, this should not affect the quality and duration of sexual intercourse.
A tablet of Levitra should be taken with clean water. Levitra can be consumed with alcohol-containing drinks in small amounts. This drug can be taken irrespective of food intake and fat content.
Levitra is associated with causing only modest side effects if any at all. Side effects that may be experienced are symptoms such as slight reddening of the face, headache, dizziness, increased blood pressure, runny nose, and/or stomach disorders.
Like all medicines used for treating erectile dysfunction, Levitra has some notable contraindications. Unconditional contraindications include individual intolerance to vardenafil, currently taking nitrates, acute cardiovascular pathologies, severe atherosclerosis, the presence of carcinogenic tumors, and/or under 18 years of age.
When taken with caution, Levitra can be consumed by men suffering from renal and hepatic insufficiency, or for those who recently experienced a myocardial infarction or stroke. It is not recommended that Levitra be taken in the presence of a stomach ulcer, stable hypotension, poor blood clotting, stenocardia, and/or penis deformity.