Vardenafil enables men suffering from erectile dysfunction to harden when the penis is stroked. It belongs to a family of medicines called phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. After stroking the penis, the drug lets you keep an erection by improving blow flow. It was designed to improve sexual performance and enjoyment when used as instructed. Vardenafil causes an erection during sexual intercourse or foreplay.
In order to obtain this medication, you need to a doctor's prescription.
The most common brands are:
While sexually stimulated, a man's body typically responds by sending a flow of blood to the penis, which results in the formation of an erection. Controlling the natural enzyme that produces this reaction, vardenafil aids in the natural process when men cannot achieve an erection unaided.
In order to achieve and maintain an erection, the penis must be stroked, which begins blow flow to the area, as desired. Barring this physical action, performed manually or with a sexual partner during intercourse, the penis will not harden even with the ingestion of vardenafil.
As with any medication, you can expect possible adverse reactions when using Vardenafil. Along with the desired reactions to this drug, side effects of varying degrees of seriousness could occur. If you have any questions, be sure to consult a medical professional.
Other side effects can occur without as much concern and will not require immediate medical care. If you happen to experience the follow categories of side effects after using this drug, monitor occurrences and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen.
If you are uncomfortable due to these symptoms, your doctor may be able to give you advice on over-the-counter medications or other ways to alleviate the symptoms and your discomfort. Feel free to ask a relevant healthcare professional any questions that you might have after noticing the following flu-like symptoms.
This is an extensive list of side effects, but everyone experiences drugs and related side effects in a unique way. Check with your doctor or health care professional with any questions you might have.
The FDA also has a hotline for these types of questions. Contact them at 1-800-FDA-1080.
This product is available in the following dosage form:
Vardenafil dosage amounts will vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors. It's important to follow your healthcare professional's directions and the directions on the drug label. In particular, review the following information that should be available regarding the doses of medicine. This is a general guideline and doesn't take the place of the directions your doctor has provided. If your dose is different, go by your personal prescription.
Every medicine varies, and the stronger the medicine the more care you should take. Feel free to ask questions about the amount of Vardenafil you are prescribed and the strength of the dosage. Be sure that you understand all the instructions you receive.
For erectile dysfunction treatment, oral dosage of disintegrating tablets is 10 milligrams per dose for adult males, no more than once daily. The dosage should be taken about an hour before sex.
This is strictly an adult medication and should be kept out of reach of children.
For erectile dysfunction treatment in men over 65, oral dosage of disintegrating tablets is 5 milligrams per dose for adult males, no more than once daily. The dosage should be taken about an hour before sex.
Consult with your doctor about your dosages and avoid taking more than 20 mg once per day.
Interactions can occur when you take more than one medicine at a time. Some medicines shouldn't be combined under any circumstances, but others can be combined with little or no chance of negative results. In these cases, ask your healthcare professional if a dosage change should be considered, or other precautions may be necessary. When taking this medicine while on prescription or other drugs, ask your doctor if it's safe.
In the meantime, consult the listing below for drugs that should not be taken with Vardenafil. Though this is a long and extensive list, it's not meant to be comprehensive or necessarily all-inclusive.
Unless specifically directed to by your doctor, avoid mixing Vardenafil with the medicines listed below. If your doctor does prescribe any of these medicines, let her know that you use drug enhancement for erectile dysfunction.
Drugs Not Recommended for Use with Vardenafil:
Using Vardenafil with any of the following isn't recommended, but could be unavoidable in certain cases. Extra care is required when mixing and matching medications of any type but the combinations are sometimes required and unavoidable. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may need to adjust dosages of one or both medicines as well as adjust how often you take them. Report any adverse symptoms immediately.
Some medicines are unsafe to take at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since adverse interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. The following interactions are listed because of their known potential significance, but this isn't an inclusive listing.
You shouldn't use this medicine with any of the following, or you will be at an increased risk of certain side effects. If your doctor approves the combination and it's necessary, you may have to accept the risks. In the unlikely event both medicines are prescribed together, check with your doctor to see if a change in the dosage or frequency is required for one or both medications.
Tell your doctor all prescription and other medications you are taking when you seek a prescription for Vardenafil. In case you require emergency medical assistance for respiratory or heart issues, your doctor needs to have all your medications on file, as well as the latest dosage you took.
It is not recommended that you use this medicine when simultaneously taking nitrates or other medicine for heart diseases, such as high blood pressure or angina. Medicines with nitrates include the following (not a comprehensive listing):
It is highly recommended that you do not use illegal street drugs, like poppers, that have amyl nitrate or butyl nitrate. Used in conjunction with Vardenafil, these drugs can cause erratic heart beats.
Don't use this medicine if you are taking riociguat, which goes by the brand name Adempas®.
There is a chance that you could suffer a long and painful erection. If you get an erection that lasts more than four hours, call your doctor immediately. In general, erections after taking this drug shouldn't be painful. Ignoring unusual erections can cause real and permanent damage to your penis. It's important to put your health first and not be too embarrassed to get help right away.
Although rarer, you could have a loss of vision in either or both eyes as a result of the changes your body goes through while under the influence of Vardenafil.
If you lose your hearing temporarily, experience ringing in the ears, or become dizzy, see your doctor right away.
There is a special risk to those suffering from high blood pressure, since vardenafil can cause severely low blood pressure. If you are on high blood pressure, watch out for faintness, blurred vision, dizziness, confusion. If you are lightheaded upon standing up from a sitting position, sweating, weak or tired, seek medical help.
Prior to taking other medicines, make sure that you discuss it with a medical professional. This includes both nonprescription and prescription medications, including vitamins and supplements.
With this medication, you need to carefully consider all your medication. There are many factors to consider, including the following:
As with other medicine, let your doctor know if you ever experience allergies to medicines and which types. Your doctor will also need to record allergies to animals, foods, preservatives, and dyes.
For non-prescription items, read labels carefully.
Vardenafil is not intended for use by children. If accidentally ingested, seek medical help immediately.
Reduced dosages are recommended for men over 65, although there isn't enough conclusive data on the topic.
Animal studies have shown that exposure to Vardenafil can harm the fetus during pregnancy. However, since this is medication is intended for men, there isn't enough information for conclusive findings.
Similarly, no comprehensive studies are available to determine the impact of Vardenafil on nursing mothers. It is not known if there is a secondary effect of sexual intercourse with men using Vardenafil.
Other medical conditions can also affect the efficacy of this medication. Some of the problems to look out for especially include:
Store this medication at room temperature, out of the heat and moisture. Store out of direct sunlight. Do not freeze the medicine. To avoid accidental consumption:
Ask your doctor about any medication you are sure of.
If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction, Vardenafil is an effective treatment to get your love life back on course. By using it properly, you can minimize any negative outcomes and side effects. To do that, use this medicine only after you have spoken to your doctor. Specifically ask how often it's safe to use it. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. If you use too much, you increase the risk to your health and well-being.
Your Vardenafil prescription should come with a leaflet that explains all the implication of taking it. Follow these and other instructions carefully, asking your pharmacist any questions you may have.
Vardenafil is safe to take with or without food, but needs to be taken at the right time to have the desired effect. Usually, the instructions your doctor provides specify that the medicine works the best an hour after you take it but requires stimulation of the penis. The timing can be tricky for you and your partner, but with a little planning, you can enjoy the full effect of the medication for more consistent performance.
When using the dosage options that come in a disintegrating tablet, dry your hands carefully prior to picking up or handling the pill. If your hands are wet, the tablet could come apart in your hand before you take it.
A few more quick notes on taking the medicine:
Remember that there are different brands of Vardenafil. Use the one recommended and prescribed by your doctor. Different brands can yield different results.