Levitra Soft is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men and affects approximately 4 hours.

Levitra Soft (Vardenafil)

Levitra Soft is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men and affects approximately 4 hours.

Vardenafil (INN) is a PDE5 inhibitor used for treating erectile dysfunction that is sold under the trade names Levitra (Bayer AG, GSK, and SP), Staxyn in India, and Vivanza in Italy.

Common use

Active ingredients of Levitra Soft relaxes muscles and increases blood flow to particular areas of the body.

Dosage and direction

Take Levitra Soft orally with a glass of water 40 minutes before sexual activity.

Precautions

You should surely consult your doctor before taking Levitra Soft if you have the following diseases:

  • anatomical deformity of the penis
  • bleeding disorder
  • cancer
  • diabetes
  • frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • heart problems
  • high cholesterol
  • HIV infection
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • sickle cell disease
  • stroke
  • stomach or intestinal ulcers
  • vision problems
  • an unusual reaction to vardenafil
  • medicines
  • foods
  • dyes or preservatives

Contraindications

Do not take Levitra Soft if you use nitroglycerin-type drugs for heart or chest pain such as amyl nitrite, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, nitroglycerin, even if these are only taken occasionally. This includes some recreational drugs called ‘poppers’ which also contain amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate.

Possible side effects

The most usual side effects you can suffer from are:

  • flushing
  • headache
  • indigestion
  • nausea
  • stuffy nose.

Contact your doctor immediately if you have one of the following side effects:

  • back pain
  • changes in hearing or vision
  • such as loss of hearing or ringing in the ears
  • chest pain or palpitations
  • difficulty breathing
  • dizziness
  • eyelid swelling
  • muscle aches
  • a prolonged erection (lasting longer than 4 hours)
  • skin rash
  • itching
  • seizures.

Drug interactions

Inform your doctor before taking Levitra Soft if you use the following medications:alpha-blockers such as alfuzosin (UroXatral®), doxazosin (Cardura®), prazosin (Minipress®), tamsulosin (Flomax®), or terazosin (Hytrin®), used to treat high blood pressure or an enlarged prostate, arsenic trioxide, bosentan, certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, sparfloxacin, troleandomycin, certain medicines used for seizures such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, and phenobarbital, certain medicines for the treatment of HIV infection or AIDS, certain medicines to control the heart rhythm (e.g., amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, flecainide, ibutilide, quinidine, procainamide, propafenone, sotalol), chloroquine, cisapride, diltiazem, grapefruit juice, medicines for fungal infections (fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole), methadone, nicardipine, pentamidine, pimozide, rifabutin, rifampin, or rifapentine, some medicines for treating depression or mood problems (amoxapine, maprotiline, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone, pimozide, phenothiazines, tricyclic antidepressants), verapamil

Missed dose

Do not miss the recommended dose if you want to get the desired effect

Overdose

In case of overdose, contact your doctor immediately

Storage

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 C (59 and 86 F). Do not use the medication after the expiration date

Disclaimer

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