Levitra 20 MG

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Levitra 20 MG

Generic: Verdenafil Tablets 20mg

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LEVITRA is an oral drug used for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction (ED). ED is a common cause of impotence among men above 40 years. Its active constituent is verdenafil which is a Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE 5) inhibitor. LEVITRA tablets are available in 5, 10 and 20 mg. It should be taken at least 25 to 60 minutes before physical intercourse. It is a long acting ED drug; the effect lasts for 10 hours. Do not take LEVITRA more than once a day. It does not have any aphrodisiac (sex stimulant) activity nor does it prevents from sexually transmitted disease. It has to be taken only when required.


Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to attain and maintain rigidity of penis during physical intercourse.

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MECHANISM OF ACTION

Verdenafil is used to treat erectile dysfunction which works by acting as inhibitor of an enzyme named “Phosphodiesterase 5” (PDE5). PDE 5 carries out the breakdown of cGMP. It is found in the erectile tissue of the penis, vascular endothelium (walls of blood vessels) and retina of the eyes. During sexual stimulation, nerve ending release nitric oxide. Nitric oxide and endothelial cells stimulate production of cGMP which results in relaxation of vascular smooth muscles and increases blood flow to various tissues of the body. LEVITRA increases the concentration of cGMP in tissues by inhibiting PDE5. Increased cGMP cause vasodilation of blood vessels of the penis which results in erection.

INDICATIONS

LEVITRA is used to treat impotency in males by curing erectile dysfunction. However it does not treat erectile dysfunction permanently. It is used only when prescribed by doctor.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

LEVITRA oral pills are to be taken by mouth with a glass of water. Its recommended dosage is 10 mg; however dosage varies from 5 mg to 20 mg depending upon the condition of the patient. It should be taken before 25 minutes of sexual activity. Do not take more than one tablet a day. There should at least a gap of 24 hours between two doses of LEVITRA.  It has a long lasting effect of about 10 hours. Always take the dose recommended by your doctor. Do not increase the dose without doctor’s consultation.

Missed doses

LEVITRA is used only when required so there is no chance of missed dose.

 

 

Overdose

Do not use LEVITRA more than that prescribed by your doctor. In case of over dosage consult your nearest doctor or emergency center immediately.

SIDE EFFECTS

If you have symptoms of an allergic reaction like rashes, swelling and redness of the throat/neck/lips, difficulty in breathing then immediately contact your doctor. Some people using LEVITRA can observe the common side effects which are:

  • Flushing ( warmth of face and neck)
  • Headache
  • Abdominal upset, mild diarrhea
  • Blocking of nose
  • Heartburn
  • Dizziness and drowsiness
  • Blurred vision 

Rare but serious side effects which require immediate medical attention are:

  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • An erection that last for 4 hours(priapism)
  • Temporary memory loss
  •  Increased or decreased  heart beat
  • Pain in chest during sexual activity

CONTRAINDICATIONS

LEVITRA is strictly contraindicated in:

  • males allergic to verdenafil or any other PDE5 inhibitor like tadalafil, sildenafil
  • Women and children below 18 years of age.
  • Who are using nitrates (nitroglycerine, isosorbide mononitrate)
  • Patients with history of heart attack and stroke within past 6 months.
  • Patients of blood cell disorders
  • who have disease of eyes (retinal pigmentosa)
  • who have liver and/or kidney disease, stomach ulcers,
  • Patients with deformed penis shape (peyronie’s disease).

Always tell your medical history to the doctor. Do not use LEVITRA without the prescription of doctor.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice when using LEVITRA.
  • Do not use nitrates with LEVITRA; it can cause severe lowering of blood pressure. LEVITRA should be taken 48 hours after the last dose of Nitrates.
  • After taking LEVITRA do not take alcohol.
  • Stop taking LEVITRA if you have sudden vision and/or hearing loss..
  • Do not increase the dose without any medical advice.
  • LEVITRA should not be used more than once a day.

DRUG INTERACTIONS

 Drugs or medicines that interact with LEVITRA are:

  • Drugs used for angina or other heart disease like Nitrates (isosorbide dinitrate, nitroglycerine, isosorbide mono nitrate) and Nitrites (poppers).
  •  Other Phosphodiesterase inhibitor like sildenafil, tadalafil
  • antifungals (ketoconazole)
  • anti-ulcers (cimetidine)
  • HIV drugs (saquinavir, nevirapine)
  •  macrolide antibiotics (erythromycin, clarithromycin)
  •  Barbiturates (phenobarbitone) 

This list of drugs is insufficient. There are so many drugs which can interact. Always consult your doctor if you are using any prescription or non-prescription drugs with LEVITRA.

STORAGE

LEVITRA should be stored at room temperature (15 to 30 degree Celsius) in a dry place. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.


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