Levitra is an effective remedy designed to combat erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation in men. Erectile dysfunction is seen not only in older men, but also in young and middle-aged people.
The problem of inability to obtain and keep a strong erection is associated with external negative influence and a number of factors. Thus, poor environmental conditions can have a harmful impact on male sexual abilities. The man’s lifestyle also plays a great role: poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, frequent stress and bad habits lead to health deterioration.
Today, Levitra is known to be a popular and effective means to cope with problems in bed. Using this medicine, you get a number of great advantages, such as a long-lasting and high-quality effect, resulting in a sufficient erection.
The composition of the product includes safe components that do not cause addiction even when taken on a long-term basis. It is a universal treatment method suitable for people of all ages (except for 18-year-old men).
Vardenafil plays an important role in the medicine composition. The main functions of this element are to provide good blood supply to the penis, maintain a healthy erection, and control ejaculation. There is no need to worry about the safety of the drug, when it is taken in adequate amounts. Make sure that you don’t have allergies to its ingredients. Moreover, the drug is compatible with alcohol, although the amount of the latter shouldn’t be excessive.
The substance action is aimed on relaxing the penile smooth muscle and blood vessels, and on improvement of the genital blood circulation. Due to this, the level of blood flow to the penis increases, providing great chances to quickly achieve a strong erection. Beside the relaxing effect, it increases the sensitivity of both the penis and erogenous zones.
The medication causes penis enlargement, increased sexual activity, endurance and muscle tone. Although the product is designed to improve the work of the reproductive system, it has a positive effect on body health in general. For this reason, when the patient takes the medication for a long time and on a regular basis, he gets an improvement in the blood circulation, normalization of the hormonal background, increased immunity.
One more benefit of the drug is its strong anti-inflammatory effect, that prevents the development of various inflammatory processes of the genitals.
The action onset is seen in 20-30 minutes after the intake, and can last up to 6 hours. Levitra is not a causative agent, but a stimulator of natural abilities to maintain an erection. Thus, the man is able to obtain the erection only when he is sexually aroused, and ready for sex emotionally. This feature guarantees that the erection will occur only in the situation when it is needed.
Indications and usage
Levitra is designed for those men who have difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection. Also, the drug is useful for premature ejaculation and low activity in sex.
Erectile function disorders can be caused by physiological and psychological factors. Vardenafil affects the physical health of a man, and effectively improves the quality of potency, weakened by sexually transmitted diseases, fatigue, stress or other reasons.
The drug is available in the form of capsules, which must be taken orally with plenty of water. Take a few extra gulps of water to make sure that the pill went down. Each tablet contains 20 mg of vardenafil. In most cases, this dose is enough to reach the wanted medical effect. The dosage may be corrected, but this question should be discussed with a doctor first.
It is safe to use the medicine with alcohol. However, one has to avoid alcohol abuse before taking the pill, because alcohol by itself decreases potency abilities. Not more than 100-200 grams of spirits are supposed to have no effect on the drug action. The work of the medicine is not affected by vitamins or biologically active additives. The optimal time for taking the pill is 20-30 minutes prior to the sexual intimacy. However, the effect was noted even when the pill was taken 4-5 hours before sex. The medical effect lasts for about 6 hours, with the highest peak in 1-2 hours after usage. This means that during this time the man is able to have multiple sexual intercourses. Do not take the pills more than once a day to avoid overdosage.
At the beginning of the therapy, the recommended dosage does not exceed 10 mg of vardenafil. It is important how the body reacts to this dose. If all went well it can be either increased to 20 mg, or backwards reduced to 5 mg. In any case, to obtain the erection, sexual stimulation has to be provided.
No dosage correction is needed for men aged 65 or older. The drug is not intended for people under 18.
Levitra is a strong medicine that greatly improves male potency. However, it is contraindicated in certain cases, when it can pose threat for your health. Carefully read the list of contraindications to avoid any unwanted consequences.
The drug should be taken with caution, if any conditions listed below apply to you:
- hypersensitivity to any drug components;
- intake of nitrates or nitric oxide donators at the same time;
- use of light or strong inhibitors of CYP3A4, like ketoconazole, itraconazole, ritonavir, indinavir, erythromycin and clarithromycin.
It is contraindicated to treat potency problems in men who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, such as unstable angina or acute heart failure. The treatment may cause complications of the diseases, since a sexual intercourse is a big stress for the patient’s heart.
It has not been fully explored whether the drug is completely safe or not. Its compatibility with some health conditions may lead to adverse reactions. That’s why, its usage is not advisable for patients with following conditions:
- hepatic impairment;
- kidney diseases, that require hemodialysis;
- arterial hypotension (when the level of the systolic blood pressure goes down to 90 mm Hg or lower);
- myocardial infarction or stroke in the past half a year;
- unstable angina, congenial retina diseases (for example, retinitis pigments).
CAUTION! If you are having any deformations of the penis (curvature, cavernous fibrosis, Peyronie’s disease) the usage of the drug is not advised to you. Priapism-related diseases (sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, leukemia) are also likely to develop complications during treatment course. Patients, who suffer from bleedings and exacerbated peptic ulcer disease, should carefully weigh the benefits against the risks of taking the medicine.
In general, Levitra does not have a strong negative impact on the male body. Normally, it is tolerated quite good and without any severe side effects. In some cases, slight side effects can occur. They are moderate, and have a temporary character.
The most typical side effects (1-10%): headache, red face, indigestion, nausea, dizziness, rhinitis.
Not typical, rare (0.1-1%): facial swelling, photosensitivity, backache, arterial hypertension, increase in GGTP level, increase in creatine kinase, myalgia, drowsiness, dyspnea, vision disturbances, runny eyes, priapism, anaphylactic reactions (including laryngeal edema), angina pectoris, arterial pressure abnormalities, myocardial ischemia, postural hypotension, syncopal conditions, epistaxis, glaucoma.
Compatibility with other medical drugs
- If you combine Levitra with ketoconazole or itraconazole, the dosage of both medications has to be corrected. Thus, do not take more than 5 mg of vardenafil, and more than 200 mg of ketoconazole and itraconazole at the same time. It is not permitted to take indinavir or ritonavir simultaneously.
- Nitrates, donators of nitric oxide: The combined usage with nitrates can do a lot of harm to your health. It poses a thread to develop arterial hypotension.
- Arterial hypotension can develop if you use alpha-adrenoblockers and Levitra simultaneously. At least 6 hours after taking alpha-adrenoblockers should pass before you take Levitra. The dosage in this case has to be not more than 5 mg.
Compatibility with alcohol
Both ethanol, that is contained in alcoholic beverages, and vardenafil are processed in the liver. When they get into the body, they start to «compete» for being the first to break down. When there is a large amount of ethanol in the body, the liver is more likely to start with it, which will postpone the effect of medical substances for several hours. Therefore, alcohol does not prevent the work of the medicine, but it delays its effect.
If you regularly drink alcoholic beverages, and the body is seriously weakened with that, even a small dose of the medicine can cause pain in the right side, as the damaged liver can not quickly process it.
However, researches and medical tests showed that a moderate amount of alcohol does not interfere with the drug action greatly.
Levitra is a German high-quality method to cope with erectile disorders. It has a lot of analogues, so-called generics, that are produced in India. They are exact pharmaceutical copies of the German original. They can have different names and packages, but the effectiveness and quality are pretty much the same. Sometimes, all of them are called Vardenafil (after the main active agent).
Some analogues are Snovitr, Lavitra, Chevitra, Levaril, Joyvitra, Vidalista.
Rony: I’m 53. I’ve been using Levitra for 4 years now. Usually I divide a 20 mg pill into three or four parts. The effect is very good. I don’t think that a larger dose is needed.
Greg: I am 40. I have never had any potency problems until recently. Stress at work and some family problems affected my «men’s power». Taking this drug helped me to avoid failures in bed. The erection lasted for the whole night.
Johnson: In about an hour after taking the pill I felt new great sensations. Sex exceeded our expectations, it was more passionate and emotional than ever.
Jack: A great solution for sixty-fivish men like me.
Nix: I take a half of the pill (10 mg) and the effect is amazing. It’s enough for the night, plus it works in the morning too. I am afraid to imagine what happens if I take the whole pill.