Is Generic Levitra Meant For All?
Vardenafil (generic levitra) for man and woman
Generic levitra is administered to men over the age of 18 years who claim to have erectile dysfunction. But the question arises can this drug be used by all suffering from erectile dysfunction, generally known as impotence. You can get the answer from this article.Generic levitra should not be administered to a patient who has been asked to stay away from sexual intercourse due to any health problems. Otherwise, this activity may put extra stress on your heart, in particular, if you have or had suffered from a heart attack or heart disease.
This medication has been especially denied to use in patients taking another PDE5 inhibitor (e.g. sildenafil, tadalafil) or another medicine that contains vardenafil. This drug can cause harm to the eyes in patients having certain hereditary degenerative eye problems (e.g. retinitis pigmentosa). Therefore its usage in those patients has been forbidden.
Patients, who suffered from a heart attack, stroke, or life-threatening irregular heartbeat within the past 6 months, are also not permitted for using this drug.The active ingredient in Levitra is vardenafil hydrochloride and the inactive ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, crospovidone, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, yellow ferric oxide, and red ferric oxide. Patients who develop allergic reactions to Levitra or any of its ingredients should abstain from using this drug.
Patients who claim to have a history of certain heart problems (e.g. severe heart failure, angina), low or high blood pressure, severe liver problems or severe kidney problems that call for dialysis should stay away from using this drug. This drug must not be used in patients having a history of a certain type of irregular heartbeat (e.g. congenital QT prolongation).
Who can use levitra (vardenafil)
Using Levitra while taking other medicines may cause serious results. Therefore the use of this drug is not permitted while using drugs such as certain antiarrhythmic medicines (e.g. quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone, sotalol), ritonavir (Norvir) or indinavir sulfate (Crixivan) saquinavir (Fortavase or Invirase) or atazanavir (Reyataz), ketoconazole or itraconazole (such as Nizoral or Sporanox), erythromycin or clarithromycin.
Levitra is especially denied for use with any nitrates medicines in any form like tablets, sprays, ointments, pastes, or patches. Nitrates are concerned with the treatment of angina. Angina causes pain in your chest, jaw, or down your arm. Some other drugs such as isosorbide dinitrate or isosorbide mononitrate, recreational drugs called “poppers” also contain nitrates, such as amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate. On the whole any drug containing nitrate should not be used with Levitra.If you don’t if your drug has nitrate, refer to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if any of your medicines are nitrates.
Besides there are alpha-blocker drugs (such as Hytrin (terazosin HCl), Flomax(tamsulosin HCl), Cardura (doxazosin mesylate), Minipress (prazosin HCl) or Uroxatral (alfuzosin HCl). Generally, these drugs are used for the treatment of prostate problems or high blood pressure. They should not be used with this drug. If taken with this drug it is likely to cause lower blood pressure significantly leading to fainting. You should contact the prescribing physician if alpha-blockers or other drugs for blood pressure are prescribed by another doctor.