Vardenafil, the main drug in Generic Levitra used to treat erectile dysfunction, is known as PDE5 enzyme inhibitor. By inhibiting PDE5, it allows for the blood vessels to open up and expand, giving blood the ability to flow throughout the body, getting the penis and creating a hard, long lasting erection throughout sexual stimulation. As with any medication on the market, there are side effects of Vardenafil.
The common, yet still rare side effects of Vardenafil for erectile dysfunction, include nasal congestion, upset stomach, nausea, headache, heartburn and acid reflux, facial flushing, drowsiness, and dizziness. More severe side effects that warrant immediate medical attention include severe headaches, vomiting, allergic reactions (such as hives, rash, breathing difficulties, chest tightness, and swelling of various body parts like the tongue, lips, face, and mouth), irregular heartbeats, chest pain, loss of memory, numbness in the extremities, priapism (an erection that lasts for over four hours), the onset of seizures, muscle pain, changes in vision and possible loss of vision and other vision impairment problems (such as nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy), and possible hearing loss (temporary or permanent).
Men who suffer from heart conditions and take Vardenafil for erectile dysfunction are more prone to side effects that are heart related, such as stroke or heart attack. If you have a heart condition and experience the following on Vardenafil, you need to seek immediate medical attentions – numbness in the extremities, vision and/or speech changes, fainting, pain in the neck, jaw, shoulder, or chest, confusion, vomiting, and one-sided weakness.
As well, certain medications mixed with Vardenafil (Generic Levitra) can exacerbate your susceptibility to certain side effects. Medications such as alpha blockers, nitrates, and antiarrhythmics should not be mixed with Vardenafil. If you chose to take both, ask your primary care physician the best way to do so. Your doctor might recommend waiting at least 48 hours between mixing medications.
If you take Vardenafil (Generic Levitra) for recreational purposes, you can experience a physical dependency to the ED pill and will be unable to maintain an erection if you do not take Vardenafil. If you are taking Vardenafil for recreational purposes, most medical professionals advise that you do not take it on a daily basis.