Levitra contains Vardenafil as its active ingredient which is primarily used to treat impotence and erectile dysfunction problem in men. With the sexual stimulation, it works by increasing the blood flow to the male reproductive organ, which helps a man to get and keep an erection during the sexual intercourse.
This erectile dysfunction medication has been sold under the variable name in different countries. In the United States and the United Kingdom, it is known to be the brand name Levitra where it is been sold a Satxyn in India and Vivanza in Italy.
How does Levitra work?
Vardenafil belongs to the group of drugs called phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors (PDE5 inhibitors). The PDE5 inhibitors would tend to block the PDE5 from applying the pressure on the arteries. Levitra has the tendency to relax the arteries which induce the blood flow when a man is sexually aroused.
When a man sexually aroused, nitric oxide will release to his genital area and triggers to the chain of reactions.
Cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) stimulates the contradiction, dilation and carries the blood vessels to the penial area. Phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitors (PDE5 inhibitors) work efficiently to destroy this cGMP. By destroying the cGMP, the blood vessels would be returned to their normal manner, effectively during the erection. Vardenafil can cause the PDE5 from the destroying of cGMP. It helps the man to have a prolonged erection during the sexual intercourse.
How to take Levitra?
The recommended dosage of Levitra medication is about 10mg. Consume this drug as per the direction of your doctor. The dosage level prescribed to you is based on the medical condition, your body responds to the treatment and also based on the medication that you are currently been taking. Make sure to tell your doctor about all the medicines that you are using (including the prescription and non-prescription drugs and the natural products).
This medication usually comes in the form of tablet or capsules. So you can use this drug just orally by mouth with the glass of water. Do not chew or break this tablet as it may have the chances of not working this medication properly.
It is not recommended to snort this Levitra drug, being doing so it could lead to cause the severe adverse side effects. Tell your doctor if your condition is not been improvised after taking this Levitra drug.
Side effects for Levitra
In general, every medication can have side effects even if you use it properly as per the doctor advice. But those side effects are very common and can be easily be diagnosed if it has been treated.
Some of the side effects are not common and it causes to tend for the prolonged period. When analyzing for the major cause of the side effects the main reason that comes front is misusing this drug or taking more than the prescribed level.
Some of the common Levitra side effects include
- Stuffing or running nose
- Stomach upset
- A headache
- Difficulty in breathing
- Sweating in nose, face, throat etc.
In most of the severe cases, the potential side effects are
- Ringing in the ears or sudden hearing a loss
- Vision loss or impairment
- Irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Allergic reaction
- Swelling of the ankles
- High cholesterol
However, this is not an entire list of the side effects. Even more side effects are still in existence that may be able to be intense and sometimes leads to coma and death. So it is recommended to consult with your doctor before using this medication.
Overdose of Levitra
Don’t take the medication more than the prescribed level. By doing so it leads to overdose. In case if you missed your regular dose then take it as soon as possible. Never take the missed dose alongside the regular one. Double the dose of the medication can cause symptoms which can last ever for the longer period.
Symptoms of overdose include:
Back and muscle pain, abnormal vision and shortness of breath.
Store this drug at the room temperature just away from light and moisture. Keep away from the children and pets. Remind to display the drug when it is expired or no longer needed.
Levitra expels the severe side effects when it is reacting with the serious side effects.
Possible side effects are
- A potential drop in blood pressure and hypertension.
- Stroke and heart disease.
The person should not consume this drug when he allegedly has the consumption of alcohol.
Following are the other drugs that may interact Levitra drugs
- Antibiotic and antifungal medications
- Other erectile dysfunction medications
- Prostate problems, blood pressure, and heart disorders
- Medication for HIV and AIDS
Several drugs are despites of Levitra that may affect the heart disorders including amiodarone, quinidine, sotalol and among others.
The person should consult with the doctor about their medical conditions and other supplements before using this Levitra medication.
- Deformity in the shape of the penis such as person’s disease.
- The heart condition such as heart failure angina and arrhythmia etc.
- Hearing disorders
- Some kind of bleeding disorders.
- Liver and kidney problems
- Stomach ulcers
- Damage to the retina of the eye
Stop using this Levitra medication certainly when you have experienced the vision loss and seek for the emergence of the medical care.