Generic Name: Vardenafil Hydrochloride Brand Name: Levitra


Is Levitra the same as Vardenafil? - Yes


 Male 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. 


 Levitra (Vardenafil) is principally indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction or impotence in adult men. Occasionally, your doctor may prescribe Vardenafil for some off-label uses to treat pulmonary hypertension or high blood pressure in the artery that transmits blood to the lungs, and Raynaud’s phenomenon. As Levitra (Vardenafil) aids in relaxing the smooth muscles and causes blood pressure to drop, it is sometimes indicated for patients with hypertension.


 In most cases, the recommended dosage of Levitra is 10mg which can be increased to 20mg or reduced to 5mg, taking effectiveness and side effects into account. The maximum frequency of dosage is once a day. Take Levitra (Vardenafil) pills orally with or without food around one hour before sexual intercourse. Swallow the pill whole with a full glass of water. You will require adequate sexual stimulation for Levitra to respond; otherwise, it won’t be effective as such. Allow for 24 hours to pass between two doses. Ultimately, it is your doctor to decide what will be best for you with respect to your present health condition.


 Levitra (Vardenafil) is contraindicated for patients currently administering any kind of nitrate drugs. The use of Levitra with nitrates either frequently or infrequently may enhance the hypotensive effects of nitrates. As a result, patients may experience a sudden fall in blood pressure, leading to heart attack, stroke, or fainting. Vardenafil is also contraindicated for patients with a known allergic reaction to the drug or any of its ingredients. As Levitra is intended for use by men, it is not indicated for use in women, especially pregnant women, children, and newborns.

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