LEVITRA DRUG INFO
HOW TO USE LEVITRA:
Take vardenafil exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
You can take this medication with our without food.
Vardenafil is usually taken when needed. Generally, it is taken about 1 hour before sexual activity. The medication can help achieve an erection when sexual stimulation occurs. An erection will not occur just by taking a pill. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Levitra should not be taken with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Vardenafil can interact with grapefruit and grapefruit juice, and the interaction may have dangerous effects. You should discuss the use of grapefruit and grapefruit juice with your physician or pharmacist.
Do not take vardenafil more than once a day. In certain instances, use of vardenafil may be restricted to once every 72 hours (3 days). Make every attempt to follow the instructions provided by your physician.
If you develop dizziness, nausea, or angina (pain, tightness, discomfort, numbness, or tingling in the chest, arms, neck, or jaw) during sexual activity, refrain from further sexual activity and notify your doctor.
Contact your doctor or seek emergency medical attention for any erection that lasts longer than 4 hours. Please note that an overly long term erection can damage the penis. When stimulation occurs, nitric oxide is released out of the nerve endings and endothelial cells and into the corpus cavernosum. Sometimes this reaction can occur for an extended period of time and is dangerous.
Store this medication at room temperature. Extreme temperatures or moist environments should be avoided.
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, flushing, upset stomach, stuffy nose, urinary tract infection, visual changes
such as mild and temporary changes in blue/green colors or increased
sensitivity to light, and diarrhea are all potential side effects of this med.
PRECAUTIONS : One should have a
complete medical history and exam to determine the cause of his
impotence before initiating the use of Levitra. Men who have medical conditions
that may cause a sustained erection such as sickle cell anemia,
leukemia or multiple myeloma or who have a penis that is abnormally shaped
may not be able to take Levitra. There are several medications that
are known to interact with Levitra, so be sure to consult with your physician
about all medications you are taking including those that are available
without a prescription. Levitra has not been studied with other
treatments for impotence, so using this medication in conjuction with other treatments is not
suggested. Carefully limit your intake of alcohol, as it may aggravate SIDE
EFFECTS of Levitra in certain men. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when
rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. The elderly
may be more sensitive to the SIDE EFFECTS of Levitra; therefore,
use this medication cautiously.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Before taking
Levitra (Vardenafil) consult your doctor about all nonprescription and prescription
medication you may use, especially any nitrate medications (e.g.,
nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate), nitroprusside (any "nitric
oxide donor" medicines), cimetidine, erythromycin, azole antifungals
(e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole), mibefradil, rifamycins (e.g.,
rifampin) or high blood pressure medicines.
STORAGE : Store Levitra at room
temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) and away from
light and moisture. Keep Levitra out of sight and access of children.