To guarantee the safe use of Levitra (vardenafil), let your doctor know if you have any of these conditions:
Heart rhythm problems
High or low blood pressure
History of heart attack, congestive heart failure or stroke in the last 6 months
Blood cell disorder
Vision or hearing problems
Eye disorders like retinitis pigmentosa
Physical deformity of your penis
If you have been instructed not to engage in sexual intercourse by a doctor
Use Levitra (vardenafil) exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take a smaller or larger dose that recommended. You can take the tablets with or without food.
The initial dose is usually 10mg a day. The dose may be increased to 20mg or reduced to 5mg depending on a patient’s tolerability and effectiveness. Patients on a stable alpha blocker and those over the age of 65 take 5mg.
Levitra is usually taken at least 60 minutes before any sexual activity. You will achieve an erection when sexually stimulated; 30 to 60 minutes after taking the tablet. The drug remains active for up to four hours. Do not take more than one dose a day.
FDA Pregnancy Classification
Levitra (vardenafil) is not indicated for use in women. However, it is not expected to cause any harm to an unborn baby. It is also unknown if the medicine can pass into breast milk and harm a breastfeeding baby.
Store at room temperature and away from heat and moisture.
Symptoms of a heart attack
Swelling in the hands, ankles or feet
Erection lasting over 4 hours or a painful erection
You should not combine Levitra (vardenafil) with any nitrate drug. Combining these two drugs can cause severe interactions which include sudden and serious drop in blood pressure. Talk to your doctor before you start using Levitra.
If your erection lasts for more than 4 hours or if you experience a painful erection, contact your doctor immediately. A prolonged erection can damage your penis.
If you experience dizziness, nausea, numbness, pain or tingling in the chest, arms, neck or jaw during sexual activity, stop immediately and seek emergency medical help. These are early signs of an impending serious health problem or severe side effects.
Patients over the age of 50 and those who smoke are more likely to experience severe side effects.
Levitra (vardenafil) has interactions with 490 drugs.