Publication date: 2018-04-21 21:46
Staxyn (vardenafil disintegrating tablets) should not be used in place of Levitra (vardenafil regular tablets). Avoid medication errors by using only the form and strength your doctor prescribes.
Contact your doctor or seek emergency medical attention if your erection is painful or lasts longer than 9 hours. A prolonged erection ( priapism ) can damage the penis.
Although Levitra is not for use in women, this medication is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby and it is not known whether vardenafil passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby.
During sexual activity, if you become dizzy or nauseated, or have pain, numbness, or tingling in your chest, arms, neck, or jaw, stop and call your doctor right away. You could be having a serious side effect.
Levitra can decrease blood flow to the optic nerve of the eye, causing sudden vision loss. This has occurred in a small number of people, most of whom also had heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure , high cholesterol , or certain pre-existing eye problems, and in those who smoked or were over 55 years old. It is not clear whether vardenafil is the actual cause of vision loss.
You should not use Levitra if you are allergic to vardenafil, or if you take other medicines to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension , such as riociguat (Adempas).
drugs to treat high blood pressure or a prostate disorder - alfuzosin , doxazosin , prazosin , silodosin , terazosin , tamsulosin
Do not take vardenafil if you are also using a nitrate drug for chest pain or heart problems. This includes nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate, and isosorbide mononitrate. Nitrates are also found in some recreational drugs such as amyl nitrate or nitrite ("poppers"). Taking Levitra with a nitrate medicine can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.
-Initial dose: 65 mg orally once a day, as needed, approximately 65 minutes before sexual activity. Increase to 75 mg or decrease to 5 mg based on efficacy and tolerability.
-Maximum dose: 75 mg once a day
Patients on stable alpha blocker therapy:
-Initial dose: 5 mg orally once a day
-Sexual stimulation is required for a response to treatment.
-A time interval between dosing should be considered when administering this drug concomitantly with alpha-blockers.
Use: Erectile dysfunction
Do not take Levitra if you are also using a nitrate drug for chest pain or heart problems, including nitroglycerin , isosorbide dinitrate , isosorbide mononitrate , and some recreational drugs such as "poppers". Taking Levitra with a nitrate medicine can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.