Levitra(Vardenafil) is an effective medicine that helps treats issues related to sexual dysfunction in men like erectile dysfunction. ED is a sexual problem where a man is not able to get an erection and maintain it for sexual intercourse. This tablet increases the blood flow to your penile area which helps you get an erection. Levitra is available in doses of 2.5mg, 5mg, and 10mg.


What is this medicine used for?

  • Erectile dysfunction


How does Levitra (vardenafil) work?

Levitra tablet relaxes the muscles residing in the blood vessel walls and boosts the flow of blood to specific areas of your body.

This tablet increases the flow of blood to the penis upon sexual stimulation. When the blood flow increases, men can get an erection easily. This tablet treats ED problems in men but cannot cure them. It will also not boost sexual desire. Also, this tablet will not avoid pregnancy or the spread of diseases like HIV. So, use protection while having sex when you are taking this tablet.


How to use Vardenafil medicine?

Take this medicine orally with a glass of plain water. Stick to the instructions given by the doctor. You can take this tablet with/without meals one hour before having sex. Do not exceed the minimum dose of one tablet a day.

Missed dose

There are no chances of missed doses as this tablet is to be taken when needed.


Avoid taking multiple doses of this tablet within 24 hours of taking the earlier dose. In case you overdose on this tablet, it can give rise to symptoms like prolonged erection, painful erection, back pain, etc. If you encounter such symptoms, contact your medical expert immediately.

Side effects of Levitra that do not need medical help

The below-mentioned side effects of this tablet are common and fade away with time. If they don’t, report it to your medical expert.

  • Facial flushing or redness
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Runny/stuffy nose
  • Muscle pain
  • Upset stomach


Drugs that can affect Levitra tablet

Avoid using this tablet with other ED medicines like Cialis, Tadalafil, Viagra, etc. Share the details of other medications you are using for ED. Also, tell your medical expert about other medicines you are taking like:

  • Antibiotics
  • Medicines to treat prostate disorders or high blood pressure.
  • Antifungal medicines.
  • Heart rhythm drugs
  • Medicines to treat AIDS or HIV


Health conditions that can affect the working of this tablet

If you have any health issues, you should discuss them with your doctor. Also, discuss the medications you are taking. Inform your medical expert if

  • Taking any non-allopathic or allopathic medication for a different ED or a different health condition.
  • Suffering from any chronic health ailment of the liver, heart kidney, or diabetes mellitus.
  • Have a series of sudden drops in blood pressure or had a cardiac arrest in the past.
  • Having a history of fits or seizures or taking medicines for the same.
  • You are below 18 years as this tablet is not advisable for children below 18 years.
  • You are above 65 years old as this tablet can increase heart rate for individuals above 65 years and they may need dose adjustment.
  • Having hearing problems before/after consuming this tablet.
  • Having vision problems before/after consuming this tablet.
  • Having a history of bleeding from the nose before/after consuming this tablet.
  • Penile erection turns painful or stays for longer than 4 hours.



Is Levitra an OTC medicine?

 No. This medicine is not an OTC as there are some related risks like a drop in blood pressure and painful erections which your medical will discuss with you. Some other risks are based on your health condition and the drugs you are taking. Hence, you will need a prescription to buy and use this tablet.

Will this tablet help me treat premature ejaculation?

 This medicine is formulated to treat erectile dysfunction and doesn’t show any efficacy for premature ejaculation. If you have any doubts, speak to your medical expert.


For how long the results of this tablet remain?

This tablet works to help men get an erection and sustain it for 5-7 hours. According to studies, people who used this tablet reported that the results lasted for 8 hours.


Can I drink alcohol with this tablet?

This tablet can drop blood pressure when you combine it with alcohol. You may feel dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, and heart palpitations. So, do not drink alcohol in high amounts while taking this tablet.

What information should I share with my medical expert before taking this tablet?

 Tell your medical expert about all the medicines you are taking including herbs and vitamins. Do not stop or start any medicine without asking the medical expert. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your healthcare expert.





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