What is it used for?
Generic Levitra (vardenafil citrate) is an oral erectogenic drug used to alleviate the symptoms of erectile deficiency in male patients for the period of time lasting for up to 4 hours. The drug is taken as needed. Generic Levitra helps to achieve erectile hardness of penetrative quality with minimal side effects and is an ideal solution for patients with comorbidity conditions.
Generic Levitra has vardenafil citrate as its active substance. When you buy Generic Levitra from our website, you confirm that you are familiar with what this drug is, what its safety use instructions are, you have consulted your healthcare provider regarding the correct dose for your individual case, and you are aware of the potential side effects of the drug.
Drug mechanism and characteristics
Generic Levitra contains vardenafil citrate, a vasoactive substance whose purpose is to help the blood flow freely in the penis during sexual arousal. In men affected by erectile dysfunction (ED), this mechanism is compromised due to the premature conversion of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) to guanosine triphosphate (GTP) against the background of insufficient production of nitric oxide (NO). Vardenafil acts as a NO donor by inhibiting the enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), hence its name PDE5 inhibitor – in fact, vardenafil is one of the many drugs belonging to the same class of PDE5i, the first of which was sildenafil, universally recognized as Viagra.
The erection medicated with generic Levitra will only occur given that there is sufficient sexual stimulation. Vardenafil does not act as an aphrodisiac, only as an erectogenic substance. After ejaculation, the penis returns to its flaccid state.
Dosing and applications
Generic Levitra is available in the doses of vardenafil 5mg, 10mg and 20mg, subject to appointing by your prescriber based on the results of physical examination, your response to the initial dose, and tolerance thereof. Any consequent dose titration should be made only if approved by the doctor.
Take a pill of generic Levitra by mouth without chewing or crushing it in the mouth. Do not mix the tablet with food or drinks. Follow the ingestion with a glass of water. Allow for 40 to 60 minutes to pass for the effects to set in (the response window may vary from one patient to another, as well as based on the mode of intake; taking generic Levitra on an empty stomach will speed up the onset of the effects).
Generic Levitra can be taken with or without food, but heavy meals can inhibit and delay the efficacy of the drug. Vardenafil cannot be taken with more than 3 units of alcohol. Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice when taking the drug.
Safety of use
Generic Levitra should be used with caution in patients with compromised function of the liver or kidneys.
If you have a heart condition that makes any physical activity, including sex, potentially unsafe for you, you should not take generic Levitra.
Who shouldn’t take Levitra
Do not take generic Levitra if you belong to a subset of patients with the following conditions:
- severe kidney or liver disease
- heart disease or stroke experienced recently
- degenerative disease of the eyes
- hypertension or hypotension
- Peyronie’s disease or predisposition to abnormally lasting / painful erections
- sickle cell anemia, myeloma, leukemia
- sensitivity towards PDE5 inhibitors
- stomach or duodenum ulcers
Possible adverse experiences for vardenafil
The side effects that can be expected from the use of generic Levitra are mild and transient. You should only report them to your doctor if they cause you discomfort and would not go away. They are:
- Facial redness
- Muscle pain
- Vision disturbances
Some side effects of vardenafil demand immediate interference from healthcare professionals. Seek medical help urgently if you develop the following symptoms:
- increase or irregular heartbeat rate
- swelling of the lips or tongue
- pain in the chest or arm
- loss of vision in one of both eyes
Avoid overdosing on generic Levitra by strict adhering to the dosing recommendations given to you individually. The symptoms reported during overdose on vardenafil go along the lines of side effects with more intensity. Call for medical help if you develop those and discontinue the use of the drug until further notice from your prescriber.
Missing a dose
It is impossible to miss a dose of generic Levitra, since there is no particular scheme of taking the drug. Before the planned sexual event, take a pill of Levitra as soon as you remember to and wait for the onset of the action.
Store the package with generic Levitra pills in a place that is protected from the sources of heat and moisture, at room temperature. Make sure that the children and pets in the house cannot reach it.
The toxic levels of generic Levitra can be reached if the drug instructions are not followed or neglected. Report to your nearest poison control center if you suspect that you have been exposed to an intoxicating dose of vardenafil.