Compare Viagra vs. Levitra

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Viagra (sildenafil)

Prescription only

Levitra (Vardenafil)

Prescription only
Helps you get aroused and achieve an erection/orgasm.

Viagra (sildenafil) is an effective, first-choice treatment for erectile dysfunction. However, you need to take Viagra (sildenafil) at least 30 minutes before having sex, so the lack of spontaneity may not work for some people.

5.1/ 7 average rating with 843 reviewsforViagra
Helps you get aroused.

Levitra (Vardenafil) is a first-choice treatment for erectile dysfunction. However, you have to take it at least 60 minutes prior to sex, so the lack of spontaneity may not be good for some people. It can also be expensive.

4.6/ 7 average rating with 47 reviewsforLevitra
Upsides
  • Viagra (sildenafil) is the first-choice medication for treating erectile dysfunction.
  • Viagra (sildenafil) does not have to be taken everyday, it can be taken when you need it.
  • First-choice medication for treating erectile dysfunction.
  • It can be taken only when you need it.
  • It can be taken with or without food.
  • Available in two different forms, as a regular tablet and as an orally-disintegrating tablet.
Downsides
  • Viagra (sildenafil) can't be taken if you've had a heart attack in the past 3 months, or stroke or heart failure in the past 6 months.
  • Viagra (sildenafil) can cause flushing, headache and dizziness, or sudden hearing and vision changes.
  • You can't use Viagra (sildenafil) if you've recently taken nitrates like Isordil, Imdur, or nitroglycerin (Nitro-BID, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat).
  • Needs to be taken at least 60 minutes before sex.
  • Only available as brand name, so it can be expensive.
  • You need to reduce the amount of grapefruit you eat while taking Levitra (Vardenafil).
  • Can cause flushing, headache, and dizziness, or sudden hearing and vision changes.
  • Can't use if you've recently taken nitrates like Isordil, Imdur, or nitroglycerin (Nitro-BID, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat).
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
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Reviews
843 
67%
think this treatment is worth it
51%
think this treatment works well
16%
think this treatment is a hassle

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47 
62%
think this treatment is worth it
36%
think this treatment works well
19%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
9possible side effects
  • Headache
    16%
  • Flushing
    10%
  • Indigestion
    7%
  • Nasal Congestion
    4%
  • Urinary Tract Infection
    3%
  • Abnormal Vision
    3%
  • Diarrhea
    3%
  • Dizziness
    2%
  • Rash
    2%
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10possible side effects
  • Headache
    4%
  • Rhinitis
    3%
  • Accidental Injury
    2%
  • Flu Syndrome
    2%
  • Back pain
    2%
  • Allergic edema and angioedema
    2%
  • Feeling unwell
    2%
  • Allergic reactions
    2%
  • Chest pain
    2%
  • Tinnitus
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Heart attack or stroke

    Having a heart attack, stroke, or rhythm problem in your heart in the last 6 months

  • Vision changes

    Men over 50 years of age

  • Low blood pressure

    Taking alpha blockers

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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  • Heart attack or stroke

    Having a heart attack, stroke, or rhythm problem in your heart in the last 6 months

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Vision changes

    Men over 50 years of age

  • Low blood pressure

    Taking alpha blockers

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Heart rhythm problems

    Taking medications to control your heart rhythm

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