Levitra FAQ

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is when a man is unable to reach or sustain an erection hard enough to perform sexual intercourse upon sexual arousal.

Who manufactures Levitra?

Levitra was developed and is manufactured by Herman pharmaceutical company Bayer Corporation and is distributed by Glaxo Smith Kline.

How does Levitra work?

Levitra is a PDE-5 inhibitor, which means that it affects PDE-5 – a chemical that is responsible for the flaccid state of the penis. When this chemical is suppressed, it gets easier to relax the long penile muscles, resulting in better blood circulation in the penile shaft and hard and strong erections that last for longer periods of time.

Are there generic variations of Levitra available on the market?

Yes, Levitra’s generic variation is known as Vardenafil Hydrochloride.

Can Levitra be taken during a meal?

Yes, there’s no problem taking Levitra with a meal, furthermore, specialists state that Levitra works even better when taken with food.

Are there any warnings with using Levitra?

Never use Levitra if you are taking any nitrate containing prescription medications, or street drugs such as amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate, better known as poppers. Patients who have been advised to avoid sexual activity due to health problems (primarily cardiac issues) should not take Levitra and have sexual intercourse.

How Levitra should be taken?

Levitra is available in four dosages: 2.5-mg, 5-mg, 10-mg, and 20-mg oral pills of an orange color. For the start you should probably take the 5-mg pill to see what effects it provides you with. Still, it is your doctor who should decide on the right dosage in your situation. Avoid taking Levitra more than than once a day.

Is it safe to take Levitra with alcohol?

Levitra works effectively even on a full stomach and after taking a few drinks. However you should remember that alcohol abuse is one of the most common causes of erectile dysfunction. So try to avoid drinking alcohol in general if you experience any erection problems, and stick to a moderate amount of alcohol when taking Levitra if you cannot avoid drinking at all.

Are there any common side-effects when taking Levitra?

You may experience headache, stuffy or runny nose, flushing, or upset stomach when taking Levitra. These symptoms are usually quite mild and will wear off after a short period of time. If you experience more severe symptoms that won’t wear off you should contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.

Will Levitra be effective of Viagra has failed?

In contrast to Viagra, Levitra can be taken with food, which may increase its effects, and with a moderate amount of alcohol. Furthermore, men with diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol levels can safely take Levitra and achieve erection suitable for sex.