Levitra

(vardenafil)

3.4/ 5 average rating with 47 reviewsforLevitra
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Helps you get an erection.

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Levitra (vardenafil) helps with erectile dysfunction, but it may be expensive if not covered by your insurance.

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Quick facts about Levitra
  • Drug class: Men's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Shorter-acting compared to Cialis and may be preferable for occasional, as needed use.
  • You can take it with or without food.
  • It is better than taking an injection for erectile dysfunction.
  • Staxyn is a dissolving tablet, which can work faster than the pill.
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People’s experience with Levitra

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Downsides

  • It's not safe to take more than one tablet a day.
  • Levitra (vardenafil) is only available as a brand name, so it can be expensive.
  • You can't use Levitra (vardenafil) if you've recently taken nitrates like Isordil, Imdur, or nitroglycerin (Nitro-BID, Nitro-Dur, Nitrostat).
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How it works

Levitra (vardenafil) is a phosphodiesterase-5 enzyme inhibitor. It blocks an enzyme, which results in relaxed muscles and increased blood flow to the penis.

Quick facts about Levitra
  • Drug class: Men's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
People’s experience with Levitra

47reviews so far. What do you think?

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What to expect when you take Levitra (vardenafil) for Erectile dysfunction

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  • Possible side effects
  • Headache
  • Flushing
  • Upset stomach
  • Stuffy nose
  • Dizziness
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Side effect rates for Levitra (vardenafil)

From 3402 clinical trials of Levitra when taken for erectile dysfunction (5-20 mg)
  • Headache
    15%15%
    4%4%
  • Flushing
    11%11%
    1%1%
  • Stuffy nose
    9%9%
    3%3%
  • Upset stomach
    4%4%
    1%1%
  • Accidental injury
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Sinus infection
    3%3%
    1%1%
  • Flu-like symptoms
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Dizziness
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Increased creatinine kinase levels
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Nausea
    2%2%
    1%1%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Levitra.

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Risks and Warnings for Levitra (vardenafil)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Angina
    • Arrhythmia
    • Low blood or high pressure
    • Heart attack
    • History of stroke
    • Heart failure or heart disease

    Sexual activity and Levitra (vardenafil) can stress your heart. Talk to your doctor before starting this medicine if you have any pre-existing heart conditions.

Common concerns from people taking Levitra (vardenafil)

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Alcohol
  • Try to avoid drinking alcohol when you're taking this medication since it can further lower your blood pressure and cause dizziness.
Food
  • You can take it with or without food.