Men's health Levitra
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How does the medication work?
Selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase type 5. By blocking specific phosphodiesterase 5th type (PDE5) involved in the cGMP breakage, Vardenafil enhances the local action of endogenous nitric oxide (NO) in cavernous bodies during sexual stimulation.
Vardenafil is quickly absorbed and starts to act within 15-25 minutes, duration of action is 4-5 hours.
Why is Vardenafil prescribed?
- erectile dysfunction
When Vardenafil should not be taken?
- women and adolescents
- innate prolonged QT interval
- anatomical deformation of the penis (curvature, cavernous fibrosis, Peyronie's disease)
- diseases predisposing to priapism (sickle-cell anemia, multiple myeloma, leukemia)
- severe hepatic insufficiency
- kidney disease in the end stage
- arterial hypotension
- recent stroke and myocardial infarction, unstable angina
- hereditary degenerative diseases of the retina
- bleeders, peptic ulcer attacks
- aortic stenosis and idiopathic hypertrophic subaortal stenosis
What side effects are possible with Vardenafil ?
Frequent: headache, facial flushing, dyspepsia, nausea, dizziness, rhinitis
Rare: facial swelling, photosensitivity, low back pain, hypertension, increased levels of creatine kinase, myalgia, drowsiness, dyspnea, blurred vision, watery eyes, priapism, anaphylactic reaction (including laryngeal edema), angina pectoris, hypotension, myocardial ischemia, postural hypotension, syncopal states, increased muscle tone, nasal bleeding, glaucoma
If any of these side effects occur during the treatment seek medical attention immediately.
This is not a full list of possible vardenafil side effects. If you notice other adverse effects caused by the preparation inform your doctor or pharmacist.
What are possible drug to drug interactions associated with Vardenafil?
Vardenafil may interact with the following groups of drugs:
- anti-fungal drugs
- nitrates, NO agents
Let your doctor know if you are taking any of the above mentioned medicines or other preparations including herbals, vitamins and food supplements as they may change the effectiveness or increase the risk of vardenafil side effects.
Additional drug information
The medicines should be kept out of reach and sight of children. You should take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Avoid off-label use of the medication. If you are unsure about anything related to vardenafil contact your health care provider or pharmacist. You can also apply to our customer support service.