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What is Levitra or generic Levitra?

Levitra (vardenafil hydrochloride) or generic Levitra is a prescription pill, similar to Viagra and Cialis, used for the treatment of men with the condition of erectile dysfunction or impotence. Levitra is not a cure for erectile dysfunction but after experiencing the effects, you may want to take it when you have sex.

In the past few years, a new class of drugs has been developed to help men with erectile dysfunction called phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE 5). Viagra was the first of the PDE 5 inhibitors to be released into the market. Levitra was the second PDE 5 available in the US and Cialis the third.

The condition of erectile dysfunction used to be blamed on psychological factors. However, with drugs like Levitra or generic Levitra, we now know that erectile dysfunction is largely a physical problem. Some diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and simply old age can cause difficulties in getting and maintaining an erection.

Before drugs like Levitra or generic Levitra, erectile dysfunction was treated with injections directly into the penis or with penile implants. With drugs like Levitra, however, these unpleasant and invasive treatments are no longer necessary. Just by taking a simple pill, the vast majority of men experience significantly improved erections and have successful sexual intercourse.

Levitra or generic Levitra does not cure erectile dysfunction. Though a complicated chemical process, Levitra allows the muscles in the penis to relax, which allows blood to flow in, creating a firm erection. You should take Levitra about one hour before you want to have sex and the effects can be felt for up to 25 hours after taking.

Levitra or generic Levitra is not an aphrodisiac. It will not make you desire sex or make you feel sexually excited, it will only help you to get an erection if you are sexually stimulated. It works on the body, not on the mind. Some people who take Levitra are surprised that they do not feel any effect of the medication until they are sexually stimulated and suddenly an erection occurs naturally.

When a new drug is released, it is assigned two names. Levitra is the brand name and vardenafil hydrochloride is the generic name.

Levitra or generic Levitra :How It Works?

Levitra or generic Levitra works in essentially the same way to Viagra and Cialis and all three are called phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors (PDE 5). All of these drugs function in essentially the same way. In smooth muscle cells, cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) mediates smooth muscle relaxation.

The more cGMP, the more the muscles can relax, the more blood can flow in and the better the erection. PDE 5 breaks down cGMP, so PDE 5 inhibitors like Levitra or generic Levitra keep this from happening, helping to maintain high levels of cGMP.

The strong selling point of Levitra or generic Levitra is that it is very selective in attacking PDE 5 without affecting other isoenzymes. This allows a smaller dose of Levitra to have the same effect as a larger dose of Viagra (the average Levitra dose is 10 mg while an average Viagra dose is 50 mg), even though the two drugs essentially function the same way.

Levitra or generic Levitra is available in 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg pills. We advise cutting a 10 mg pill in half and trying 5 mg first, see how it works, then increase the dose by 5 mg if required. People over the age of 65 or people taking certain prescription medications might consider taking a lower dose.

Levitra or generic Levitra: How Much You Should Take?

Lower doses of Levitra or generic Levitra have fewer side effects and if a lower dose works for you, a higher dose probably will not make much difference. The most cost efficient way to buy Levitra is to purchase 20 mg pills and use a pill cutter to cut the pill into four pieces of 5 mg each. The maximum dose for Levitra is 20 mg and exceeding the recommended dosage of Levitra can increase the risks of possible side effects.

Levitra or generic Levitra: How Long the Effects Last?

The effects of Levitra start working within 1 hour and lasts for up to 25 hours.

Levitra or generic Levitra :How Often You Can Take It?

Levitra or generic Levitra should not be taken more that once per day and you should wait at least 24 hours before taking it again. Levitra should not be combined with any other erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra or Cialis.

Levitra or generic Levitra: Can It Be Taken With Food?

Yes. Levitra or generic Levitra does work even after eating a meal. A meal high in fat will significantly slow down the absorption of Levitra and make it less effective.

Levitra or generic Levitra: Can It Be Taken With Alcohol?

Yes. Levitra or generic Levitra works well even after drinking moderate amounts of alcohol. However, heavy drinking is a proven cause of erectile dysfunction and greatly increases the risk of suffering side effects. Drink in moderation when you are planning to take Levitra.

Levitra or generic Levitra and Common Side Effects

The most common side effects of Levitra or generic Levitra are headache, flushing, stuffy or runny nose, and upset stomach. These side effects should go away within a few hours. If they do not or if you have any other serious side effects, you should contact your doctor.

All symptoms, except for headaches, greatly decrease with lower dosage. Try to take as little Levitra as you can and over several months of use, the frequency and intensity of any side effects may decrease as your body gets used to the drug.

Levitra or generic Levitra and Possilbe Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects caused directly by Levitra or generic Levitra are rare and usually only occur if a pre-existing medical condition is causing an adverse reaction. In such cases, medical treatment is encouraged.

Serious side effects from Levitra could include sudden vision loss or change, ringing in the ears or sudden hearing loss, chest pain, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, irregular heartbeat, swelling in the ankles or feet, shortness of breath, feeling light headed and fainting or a painful erection that lasts for more than five hours.

Levitra or generic Levitra and Lessening the Side Effects

The best way to lessen side effects of Levitra or generic Levitra is to take a lower dose. The lower the dose of Levitra you take, the less likely you are to experience any side effects. Keeping your body hydrated with plenty of water can help to avoid muscle cramps and headaches.

Side effects with Levitra should be mild and should go away within a few hours. If side effects are more serious or last a longer time, you should contact a doctor immediately.

Levitra or generic Levitra Should Not to be Taken:

If you take any medicines called nitrates or medicines called alphablockers. Some recreational drugs also contain nitrates, such as amyl nitrate (poppers) and butyl nitrate.

If you take medicines that include nitroglycerin (Nitrostat, Nitrolingual, Nitro Dur, Nitro Bid, Minitran, Deponit, Transderm Nitro), isosorbide dinitrate (Dilatrate SR, Isordil, Sorbitrate), and isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket, bosentan (Tracleer).

If you take blood thinning medication such as warfarin (Coumadin),cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB), an antibiotic such as erythromycin (E Mycin, Eryc, Ery-Tab) or clarithromycin (Biaxin), doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), Terazosin (Hytrin).

If you take HIV medicines such as amprenavir (Agenerase), tipranavir (Aptivus), darunavir (Prezista), efavirenz (Sustiva), nevirapine (Viramune), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), ritonavir (Norvir), atazanavir (Reyataz), or nelfinavir (Viracept).

If you take antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral), carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal), or phenytoin (Dilantin) or rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane) or rifabutin (Mycobutin).

If you have been told by your doctor not to have sexual activity because of health problems. Sexual activity can put extra strain on your heart, especially if your heart is already weak from a heart attack or heart disease.

Levitra or generic Levitra and Your Medical Problems

Before trying to buy Levitra or buy generic Levitra, it is important that you consult your doctor first. It is particularly important if you have:

A heart problems such as angina, heart failure, irregular heartbeat or have had a heart attack. Ask your doctor if it is safe for you to have sexual activity.

Low blood pressure or have high blood pressure that is not controlled.

Had a stroke or any family members have a rare heart condition known as prolongation of the QT interval.

Liver problems or have kidney problems and require dialysis.

Retinitis pigmentosa (a rare genetic eye disease).

Stomach ulcers or have a bleeding problem.

A deformed penis or Peyronie's disease.

Had a painful erection that lasted more than 5 hours.

Blood cell problems such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma or leukemia.

Can Other Medications Affect Levitra or generic Levitra?

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Levitra or generic Levitra and other medicines may affect each other. Always check with your doctor before starting or stopping any new medications.

About the Author

has over 20 years experience as a sexual health medical practitioner and has specific expertise in male sexual dysfunction.