One of the first questions most people ask before taking a medication is if there are any restrictions revolving around food when they take a certain medication. Most often, there is some kind of food and drink restriction. Cialis and Viagra, two types of erectile dysfunction medications currently available on the market that are FDA approved, do have food and drink restrictions. Medical professionals recommend that men who take Cialis or Viagra need to go on a low fat, low calorie diet to maintain the full efficiency of the medication. Foods high in fat and calories create blockages in the blood vessels. As the function of ED medications is to expand blood vessels to enable blood to flow to the penis to create an erection, a blockage makes it more difficult for blood to get to the penis, stimulating a long lasting and hard erection that can be maintained throughout sexual stimulation.
However, there is another ED medication available that is not hindered by what you eat and drink and that would be Levitra. Levitra, another FDA approved medication, produces the ability to achieve and maintain an erection just like Cialis and Viagra, however, with Levitra, there is no need to be concerned about what you eat and when you eat it. Though it is always recommended to eat foods that are low in fat and calories, if you do not want to, you do not have to. There is no need to plan your daily meals and avoid foods high in fat that you love. Levitra’s absorption into your system is not affected by high fat and high calorie foods. You can put down that carrot stick and go back to the donuts!
The fun and excitement can be taken out of planning romantic dinners when there are so many restrictions on what you can and cannot eat to make sure the ED medication works to its fullest potential. With Levitra, you can plan anything you want for dinner, and then, when it’s over and you take it to the bedroom, you do not need to worry if you are not getting the full level of effectiveness of Levitra, because you are!
If you chose to take Levitra for erectile dysfunction, please note that any other medications that you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, herbal supplements, and vitamins may affect each other and Levitra’s level of efficiency. Levitra’s main component, Vardenafil, is a PDE5 enzyme inhibitor, and is known to react adversely with certain medications and cause more severe side effects, including blood pressure fluctuations, heart palpitations, irregular breathing, and temporary vision impairment. Some medications hinder Levitra’s ability to stimulate a hard, long lasting erection that lasts throughout sexual activity.
Check with your doctor before starting Levitra to treat impotence and discuss with your doctor if you take any of the following medications:
Nitrates are medications prescribed to individuals who suffer from heart diseases, including coronary artery disease. A combination of both nitrates and Levitra can lead to a sudden and severe drop in blood pressure to a dangerous level, which is known as hypotension.
Alpha blocker medications used in the treatment of high blood pressure, prostate conditions, Reynaud’s disease, and benign prostatic hyperplasia, and include treatments such as Flomax, Cardura, and Minipress, can as well cause a decrease in blood pressure which can leading to fainting.
Medications used in the treatment of abnormal or irregular heartbeat, such as Sotalol, Quinidine, Amiodarone, and Procainamide.
Other medications that are used to treat erectile dysfunction, including Cialis and Viagra. The increase of PDE5 enzyme inhibitors in your system can cause hypotension, as well as another severe medical condition known as priapism, whereby a man has a painful erection that lasts for more than four hours. If not treated immediately, it can lead to permanent tissue damage.
Some over-the-counter medications are known to lower the efficiency level of Levitra and include aspirin and antacids.
If you are unsure about any medications you are currently taking and want to take Levitra for erectile dysfunction, speak to a medical professional. They might advise you against taking Levitra or taking a smaller dosage of Levitra. Some medical professionals prefer having a waiting period of at least 48 hours between medications to lessen the likelihood that they will mix in your system and cause negative reactions.