Levitra is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. Levitra works by relaxing smooth muscles in blood vessels, allowing for increased blood flow that helps some men achieve an erection. Levitra is effective for 4-6 hours.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions when taking Levitra. Never change dosage before consulting a healthcare professional.
Levitra is not a recreational drug, and does not enhance sexual performance in men who don’t experience erectile dysfunction.
Do not take Levitra if you also use:
Before prescribing Levitra, your doctor will perform a cardiac workup to ensure your heart is healthy enough to engage in sexual activity. Be sure to inform your doctor of your full medical history, especially:
Common side effects of Levitra include:
Stop using Levitra and contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
If you have nausea, chest pain, or dizziness during sex, seek immediate medical attention.
Why is Levitra prescribed?
Levitra helps men with erectile dysfunction to achieve and sustain an erection. It is one of several drugs that may be prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction.
Is Levitra dangerous?
Levitra is FDA approved, and considered safe for most men to take. Levitra may be dangerous for men with a heart condition or those taking nitrate drugs.
How long does Levitra last?
Levitra can be effective for 4-6 hours
How long does Levitra take to work?
Levitra should take effect within 60 minutes.
What does Levitra do to the body?
Levitra blocks an enzyme called PDE5. This allows muscles in the walls of blood vessels to relax, increasing blood flow that’s required to achieve and sustain an erection.
Is it safe to take Levitra with alcohol?
Drinking alcohol can actually contribute to erectile dysfunction, and may make Levitra less effective. Because both alcohol and Levitra can lower blood pressure, mixing the two increases the likelihood of side effects including dizziness and fainting.
How many times a day can I take Levitra?
Levitra should not be taken more than once daily.
Will Levitra affect my blood pressure?
Levitra can lower your blood pressure. Men who currently have low or high blood pressure should consult their doctor before taking Levitra. If you use nitrate drugs to treat chest pain, taking Levitra can cause a dangerous drop in blood pressure.
Do I need a prescription to buy Levitra?
Yes, Levitra is only available with a prescription.
What side effects can I expect?
The most common side effects of Levitra are headache, nausea, indigestion, pain (in the back, muscles, and extremities), flushing, and stuffy nose.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these more serious side effects: vision loss, light-headedness or fainting, painful or prolonged erection, heart attack symptoms.