This medication is commonly used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in males. However, it can also be used for other purposes.
There is a risk that brand Levitra taken in conjunction with other medicines could lead to an acute, severe drop in the blood pressure of the patient.
Do not take brand Levitra or any other drug containing verdenafil if you are also under treatment for heartburn and chest pain using nitrate drugs.
If, during sexual intercourse, you experience dizziness, nausea or symptoms of a heart attack, stop the activity immediately and call your healthcare provider.
Tell your doctor in case you have arrhythmia, heart disease, recent heart attacks or strokes, blood pressure problems, seizures, liver and kidney disorders, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, hemophilia, ulcers, eye problems, history of hearing problems and diseases like Peronei’s.
Brand Levitra has also been seen to reduce the blood supply to the optic nerve. This can result in acute loss of eyesight. If you are a diabetic or are over 50 years of age you are more vulnerable to side effects.
Brand Levitra is not recommended for use by females. However, it is not expected to have an adverse effect on unborn children. Whether it is passed on by nursing is currently unknown.
Brand Levitra needs to be taken exactly as the doctor has prescribed you. Follow all the instructions set down in the prescription.
Never take brand Levitra in larger or smaller doses than has been advised. Meals do not affect the impact of the medication on the body.
Brand Levitra isn’t usually prescribed in regular doses. It is taken on an as-needed basis. Take the pill at least an hour before sexual activity.
While the drug can help erections to be achieved and maintained easily, it will not make one aroused involluntarily. Sexual arousal is a necessity.
Never take brand Levitra more than once every 24 hours, even on an as-needed basis of dosing.
Usual adult dose
Initial dosage is 10mg per day as needed. Tablet must be taken at least one hour before sexual relations begin. Dosage can increase up to 20mg or reduce up to 5mg.
Maximum dosage of brand Levitra is 20mg once a day. For patients on alfa blockers, the initial dose is 5mg a day. Treatment is effective only if sexually stimulated.
Usual geriatric dose
When the patient is 65 and over, the initial dosage is reduced to 5mg a day orally. Sexual stimulation is still a necessity.
Missed doses and overdose
If you miss a dose, you aren’t going to be affected as it is taken on an as-needed basis. There is no schedule for it.
If you overdose on brand Levitra, contact your local poison hotline immediately and seek emergency medical assistance.
Common side effects include:
More severe side effects include:
Acute loss of vision
Ringing in ears
Painful, long erections
Call your doctor immediately if you experience these side effects.