What does it do?
Levitra is the trade name of vardenafil. It’s a pde5 inhibitor. The enzyme PDE5 is involved in the regulation of blood flow in the penis, especially during erections. By blocking the enzyme PDE5, the blood flow to the penis increases during sexual arousal. Stimulation is still required for Levitra to work. It is taken to support sexual performance and promote healthy sexual relations.
Levitra is also sometimes used as a treatment for premature ejaculation, significantly increasing the duration of sexual intercourse before ejaculation, although Levitra is not licensed in the UK for this use.
Why choose Levitra?
Levitra usually remains effective for 4-5 hours. This does not mean that erections will be continuous during this period, but that erections are likely to improve with stimulation during this time frame.
Taking Levitra for the first time
Levitra is available in three doses: doses of 5mg, 10mg and 20mg. The usual starting dose is 10 mg taken 1 to 2 hours before erection. 10mg Levitra is equivalent to about 50mg Viagra. Levitra should not be taken more than once a day.
Levitra 10mg orodispersible tablets are a soluble form of vardenafil that has a faster onset of action than an ingested pill.
Are there any side effects of Levitra?
Most men will not experience side effects when taking Levitra. Side effects can include congestion, headache, dizziness and sometimes muscle pain.
In rare cases, the erectile dysfunction drug produces prolonged and painful erections, a condition called priapism. If left untreated, this can cause permanent damage to the penis and medical attention should be sought immediately if the erection lasts more than 2 hours.
When not to take Levitra?
Levitra is contraindicated in men with a history of angina, a recent heart attack, a recent stroke, high or low blood pressure, and a number of less common medical conditions. There is no upper age limit for the use of Levitra.
Some drugs interact with Levitra, particularly a type of medication used to treat angina, known as nitrates. The combination of Levitra and nitrates can lead to significant episodes of low blood pressure.