Nowadays, men who suffer impotence have many medication options to help themselves. Besides the famous Viagra, Levitra is another great drug for treating erectile dysfunction in men. The way Levitra works is quite different from that of Viagra. While Viagra dilate the blood vessels near the male sexual organ, Levitra, with Vardenafil as its main component, relaxes the pelvic floor muscles. With the pelvic floor muscles relaxed, more blood will be pumped into the penis when the man who takes Levitra is sexually stimulated. And this will create a firm, strong erection that can last for a long duration. This erection will end after the sexual intercourse is done.
Levitra has been sold on the market and used by hundreds of thousands of men around the world for years. So it is generally considered as a safe product. However, just like all other drugs for all other medical conditions, there are still side effects. The most common side effect of Levitra is a sudden drop in blood pressure. The low blood pressure side effect is actually a common thing with all medications for erectile dysfunction. It is actually a result of an increased blood flow into the penis. This is normally nothing to worry about for men that are perfectly healthy. However, if a man with existing heart problems takes Levitra, the sudden low blood pressure can be quite dangerous. This can lead to a heart attack or a stroke. Another thing to be aware of is that, if someone is taking other drugs that can cause low blood pressure and then uses Levitra, the combination of Levitra with the other drugs can be quite harmful. Levitra can also cause problematic drug interaction with other nitrate drugs that are used to treat liver and kidney problems. So in short, if you are having heart problems, or are taking any other drug, you should have your health checked and consult your doctor first before considering purchasing and taking Levitra to improve your erectile dysfunction condition.
The most common dosage of Levitra is 10 mg. However, the 2.5 mg, 5mg and 25mg dosage are also used. You should ask your doctor and read the drug instruction to determine your proper dosage. You should not jump to the 25mg dosage without asking your doctor’s opinion first. And never go higher than the 25mg dosage. There have been reports of people who had misused Levitra by taking a too high dosage for the hope that they could have a better erection. This is very dangerous. It will not create a better erection but will expose yourself to a higher potential of the side effects of the drug. Sometimes, overdosing Levitra can create a very painful erection that will not end even after ejaculation. This could lead to permanent impotence and deformity of the penis. If you accidentally take too much Levitra and experience anything abnormal, you should go to a hospital to have medical help immediately.
Levitra should be stored in a cool place, away from direct light and heat. It should be kept afar from children. The drug should be taken around one hour before having sexual intercourse. It should not be taken with alcohol because alcohol will decrease the positive effects of the drug and lower the firmness of the erection.
I am medical practitioner from Cape Town. My professional interest: new treatments of erectile dysfunction.