What is Levitra?
LEVITRA helps increase blood flow to the penis and may help men with ED
(Erectile Dysfunction) get and keep an erection satisfactory for sexual
activity. Once a man has completed sexual activity, blood flow to his
penis should decrease and his erection should go away.
What are the common side effects of Levitra?
The most common side effects with LEVITRA are: Headaches, Flushing,
and stuffy or runny nose.
How do I take Levitra?
Take a LEVITRA tablet about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity.
With sexual stimulation you may achieve an erection anywhere from 25
minutes up to four to five hours after taking LEVITRA. Swallow one
tablet with a glass of water. You can take LEVITRA with or without food
- but preferably not after a heavy or high-fat meal. Your doctor will
have suggested a suitable dose for you. Always take LEVITRA exactly as
your doctor has instructed you, and check with the doctor if you are
unsure. Tell the doctor if you think LEVITRA is too strong or too weak.
He or she may suggest a different dose, depending on your condition.
What if I miss a dose?
Do not use LEVITRA more than once a day. Men who take too much
LEVITRA may experience more side effects or may get severe back pain.
If you take more LEVITRA than you should, tell your doctor.
Are there any drug interactions with Levitra?
Do not take LEVITRA if you take any form of medication known as "nitrates"(a
type of medicine used to relieve chest pain that can occur as a result
of heart disease). Taking LEVITRA in combination with nitrates (such as
nitroglycerin, isosorbide mononitrate, and isosorbide dinitrate) may
result in serious side effects. If you take medicines called
"alpha-blockers" (sometimes prescribed for prostate problems or high
blood pressure). Taking LEVITRA with alpha-blockers may drop your blood
pressure to an unsafe level. Your doctor determines that sexual
activity poses a health risk for you. You have a known sensitivity or
allergy to any component of LEVITRA.
Is there any additional information about Levitra
that I should know about?
LEVITRA should not be taken more than once a day. Your doctor can
advise you whether LEVITRA is appropriate for you and can select a dose
that is right for you. Remember, LEVITRA does not protect you or your
partner from sexually transmitted diseases including HIV. Before using
LEVITRA, you should tell your doctor about any medical problems you
have and all medications you are currently taking.
How do I store Levitra?
Do not use after the expiration date stated on the packaging. KEEP
LEVITRA AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.