Prescription onlyDrug class: Men's health

Levitra

(Vardenafil)

Prescription onlyDrug class: Men's health
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Helps you get aroused.

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Our bottom line

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.

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Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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).
How it works

Levitra (Vardenafil) is a PDE-5 inhibitor. Blocking PDE-5 allows blood to enter the penis and helps create an erection.

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Side effect rates for Levitra (Vardenafil)

3402 From clinical trials of Levitra / Erectile dysfunction
  • Headache
  • Inflammation inside the nose
  • Accidental injury
  • Flu syndrome
  • Back pain
  • Allergic edema and angioedema
  • Feeling unwell
  • Allergic reactions
  • Chest pain
  • Ringing in the ears

Risks and Warnings for Levitra (Vardenafil)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Having a heart attack, stroke, or rhythm problem in your heart in the last 6 months
    • Having low or high blood pressure
    • Heart failure or coronary artery disease causing unstable angina (chest pain)

    Taking Levitra (Vardenafil) for erectile dysfunction can put you at increased risk for heart attack or stroke if you've had problems with your heart in the past, especially in the past 6 months and is not recommended. Talk to your doctor if you are interested in taking this medication.

Common concerns from people taking Levitra (Vardenafil)

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Food
  • It can be taken with or without food.