What is Levitra?
It’s a prescribed medication that is used for men who are having ED or erectile dysfunction. When a male is having a hard time (!) having an erection, they can be prescribed Levitra or the generic form vardenafil. This medication works by relaxing the muscles within the walls of blood vessels found in the penis and increases blood flow to the region. This blood flow is what helps a man have an erection. It is more price friendly than Stendra because there is a generic version available. This medication takes about 60 minutes to work and lasts for about 3-4 hours.
Cialis: is it a better choice for you?
Cialis might be a better choices for men because it starts working within 30 minutes and can last up to 36 hours. Viagra is similar to Levitra in that it takes 30-60 minutes to start working and lasts 4-5 hours. How long you want the pill to last is a personal preference so that would make one medication a better choice for you than another. Viagra has been around longer and therefore has a better history of managing side effects and how it works. All these medications are taken as an oral pill.
Make doctor’s appointment now!
You will have to make an appointment with your primary care doctor to go over your symptoms and see if Levitra is a good choice. Sometimes simple lifestyle changes can fix ED if it’s just a temporary situation. However if this is an ongoing issue, your doctor can take you medical history and your preferences into account and prescribe you the lowest dose to start with and plan for a follow up appointment.
There are side effects with Levitra which include mild to serious such as:
- stuff nose, runny nose, headaches, dizziness, upset stomach, indigestion, flushing and back pain.
- If you start taking this medication and have any side effects that last more than a few day, you need to call your doctor and maybe they can switch to a different one or lower the dose.
- If your erection lasts longer than four hours you’ll also need to call the prescribing doctor because you could have a condition called priapism , a rare risk that can happen from these ED drugs.
There are also drugs and medication that you should not take with ED drugs. These drug iterations include: nitrates, some blood pressure drugs, alpha blockers, hypertension drugs, protease inhibitors for HIV, antifungal drugs and antibacterial drugs. So make sure to let your doctor know if you’re taking them.
Also drinking alcohol should be avoided, and never combine different ED drugs.
Again if you take these let your doctor know if you need a different type that will not give bad side effects with the ED meds. Each person is very different so if one brand doesn’t work for you, don’t be afraid to ask your doctor is another one would be better for your health and your needs.