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What is Levitra?
Levitra (Vardenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction or male impotence. Levitra (Vardenafil) works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of blood vessels to increase blood flow, assisting a male in keeping a sufficient penile erection for sexual activity. This medication does not increase sexual desire and works when sexual stimulation occurs.
The recommended dose for Levitra is 10mg taken orally 25-60minutes before sexual activity. Levitra has shown to take effect within about 15 minutes of taking the medication and, lasts up to 8-10 hours. The dose of Levitra can be decreased to 10mg or increased to a maximum 20mg, based on the effectiveness and side effects. Sexual stimulation is essential for a response to treatment. The maximum daily dose is 20mg once a day (per 24 hour). For Geriatrc patients (65 years or older) the initial dose is 5mg once a day as needed about one hour before sexual activity. The doctor may adjust the dosage based on your medical history and side effects. Levitra can be taken with or without food. Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice when taking his medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely.
This medication should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and light. Levitra should not be kept in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Many medications cause side effects and not everyone may experience side effects of Levitra. The following side effects can be mild and manageable.
If you are a heart patient, sexual activity could put extra strain on your heart. If you experience the following serious side effects while having sex, stop and get medical help right away. The side effects include:
Some patients my experience serious side effects, if you experience these get medical help right away. Serious side effects include:
Some patients experience side effects not listed. If you have any concerns regarding Levitra contact your physician.