Generic Levitra

Generic Levitra is a drug used for treating erectile dysfunction.  Levitra prevents enzyme Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) from performing its function and thus it assures free circulation of blood flow to penis enhancing and prolongating natural erection.

The main active substance of Generic Levitra is Vardenafil. This ingredient is chemically reprinted as 1 - {[3 - (3,4 - Dihydro - 5 - methyl - 4 - oxo - 7 - propyl imidazo[5,1 - f] - as - triazin - 2 - yl) - 4 - ethoxyphenyl]sulfonyl} - 4 – ethylpiperazine. Its molecular formula is C23H32N6O4S.

Vardenafil belongs to the group of PDE-5 inhibiting compounds. Suppressing action of PDE-5 Vardenafil assures that blood vessels in penis dilate and surrounding smooth muscles become relaxed enhancing supply of blood to penile shaft. It is the main factor for achieving productive erection

generic-levitraLevitra manifests its effect around 30 to 40 minutes after taking a pill. Its action usually lasts for 4-6 hours. During this time a patient can experience multiple erections in response to sexual stimulation. Keep in mind that erection is only achieved in a presence of sexual arousal.

There are several available dosages of Generic Levitra — 5mg, 10mg and 20mg.

10mg is an usual starting dose of  Levitra. If the result isn’t satisfactory the dose of 20 mg can be prescribed.

The exact dose for every case is only established by your healthcare provider. Any alteration of the dosage is to be confirmed by your doctor.

Vardenafil acts within 72 hours, causing stable hard erections. Be careful and don’t take more than a pill per day as overdose may cause appearance of side effects. If an overdose happens, you should seek medical aid immediately.

Generic Levitra is only for oral use. It is to be taken with or without food. Levitra is usually taken about 1 hour before supposed sexual intercourse.  

Generic Levitra is forbidden for women and children under 18.

Faster results are achieved if the drug is taken on empty stomach. Generic Levitra can be also taken after eating light meal. Heavy fatty and oily foods are likely to postpone manifestation of Levitra’s effects.

Provide your doctor with the information about your current health problems. Some states can be incompatible with Levitra treatment. Be careful if you have anatomical penile deformity, Peyronie's disease, or ever had a persistent erection of more than 4 hours, cancer, diabetes, frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heart disease, high or low blood pressure, angina, or other heart problems, HIV infection, high cholesterol, kidney disease, liver disease, stroke, sickle cell disease, stomach or intestinal ulcers, eye or vision problems, an unusual reaction or allergies to vardenafil, medicines, foods.

Combination of Generic Levitra with some other medication may be harmful. Avoid following drugs while using Levitra: nitroglycerin-type drugs for the heart or chest pain such as amyl nitrite, nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, 'poppers' which also contain amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate.

Vardenafil may also form harmful combinations with the following medications:

alpha blockers such as alfuzosin, doxazosin, prazosin, tamsulosin, or terazosin, used to treat high blood pressure or an enlarged prostate, arsenic trioxide, bosentan, phenobarbital, certain antibiotics, medicines used for seizures such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, certain medicines for the treatment of HIV infection or AIDS, certain medicines to control the heart rhythm, chloroquine, cisapride, diltiazem, grapefruit juice, medicines for fungal infections (fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole), pentamidine, methadone, nicardipine, pimozide, rifabutin, rifampin, or rifapentine, some medicines for treating depression or mood problems (amoxapine, pimozide, tricyclic antidepressants maprotiline, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone, phenothiazines), verapamil.

Consumption of alcohol with Levitra is likely to imply manifestation side effects. It is better for you to avoid it during your treatment.

More precautions are also to be taken while treating elderly men.

Seek medical aid immediately if you experience persistent erection of more than 4 hours or if it becomes painful. Such state called priapism is very dangerous and may provoke serious damage to the penis.

If you notice such symptoms as nausea, dizziness, chest pain or arm pain during sexual intercourse after taking Levitra, you should stop current activity and seek medical aid.

Don’t start or finish your treatment or change your dose without consulting your general practitioner. Any altering of your dose is to be confirmed by your doctor.

Using Vardenafil does not eliminate possibility of STD (sexually transmitted diseases) including HIV infection.

As any other medication Generic Levitra may provoke some side effects. You should address to have a medical aid as soon as possible if you experience any symptom of the list below:

  • back pain,
  • changes in hearing such as loss of hearing or ringing in ears,
  • loss of vision, blurred vision, eyes being more sensitive to light, or difficulty in differentiation  of blue and green colors
  • chest pain or palpitations
  • difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • dizziness
  • eyelid swelling
  • muscle aches
  • prolonged erection (lasting longer than 4 hours)
  • skin rash, itching
  • seizures

There are also certain side effects that usually do not need medical aid and disappear after a couple of usage of the drug: flushing, headache, problems with digestion, nausea, nose congestion.

If this adverse effect continue, you should consult your general practitioner.