Generic Name: Vardenafil Hydrochloride Brand Name: Levitra
Is Levitra the same as Vardenafil? - Yes
INTRODUCTIONMale erectile dysfunction or impotence is the term associated with a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to obtain or maintain an erection of the penis. The causes of erectile dysfunction may be physiological or psychological. It can have devastating psychological consequences that include feelings of shame, loss or inadequacy in the patient. Luckily, there are several effective medications available for the treatment of ED. Levitra (Vardenafil HCL) is one such medication which is FDA approved for this specific treatment. In addition to the patented drug which is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, you can also purchase the generic version of Levitra that is equally effective.
Levitra (Vardenafil) can be categorized in a class of drugs called PDE5 inhibitors. Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) is an enzyme that decomposes a compound known as cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). The male genital system needs to have adequate levels of cGMP to obtain a suitable erection. The erectile dysfunction occurs when PDE5 brings the cGMP level down considerably, making erection difficult. There will be less blood flow into the penis under such conditions. Vardenafil blocks the activity of PDE5 enzyme and helps in increasing the cGMP level in the blood. As a result, smooth muscles get relaxed and more blood passes into the penis which is very much required for a strong erection.
You can avail Levitra tablets in 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg of Vardenafil HCl which is the active ingredient in this medication. There are also a number of inactive ingredients in each tablet such as crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, yellow ferric oxide, titanium dioxide, and red ferric oxide.