Generic Levitra is used to treat sexual function problems such as impotence or erectile dysfunction. It is produced by an Indian FDA-approved manufacturer in a GMP-certified facility.
Brand names of generic Levitra are Filitra and Vardenafil Tablets. Generic Levitra is manufactured by a number of companies such as Dadha Pharma, Unicure Remedies, and Sunrise.
What is this medicine?
Vardenafil 10 mg is used to treat erection problems in men. Vardenafil 20 mg works faster than Sildenafil (Viagra) or generic Cialis (Tadalafil), and it is less likely to have visual disturbance as a side effect.
How should this medicine be used?
Take Vardenafil tablets by mouth with or without food. The dose is usually taken about 1 hour before sexual activity. Swallow the tablets with a drink of water. Do not take double or extra doses.
This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
What if I miss a dose?
This does not apply. However, do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take Vardenafil if you are taking any of the following medications:
- nitroglycerin-type drugs for the heart or chest pain, such as amyl nitrite, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, nitroglycerin, even if these are only taken occasionally. This includes some recreational drugs called “poppers,” which also contain amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate.
Vardenafil may also interact with the following medications:
- alpha blockers such as alfuzosin (UroXatral), doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), tamsulosin (Flomax), or terazosin (Hytrin), used to treat high blood pressure or an enlarged prostate.
- arsenic trioxide
- certain antibiotics such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, sparfloxacin, troleandomycin
- certain medicines used for seizures such as carbamazepine, phenytoin, and phenobarbital
- certain medicines for the treatment of HIV infection or AIDS
- certain medicines to control the heart rhythm (e.g., amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, flecainide, ibutilide, quinidine, procainamide, propafenone, sotalol)
- grapefruit juice
- medicines for fungal infections (fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole)
- rifabutin, rifampin, or rifapentine
- some medicines for treating depression or mood problems (amoxapine, maprotiline, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone, pimozide, phenothiazines, tricyclic antidepressants)
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What should I watch for while taking this medicine?
If you notice any changes in your vision while taking this drug, notify your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible. Stop using Vardenafil right away if you have a loss of sight in one or both eyes. Contact your healthcare provider immediately.
Contact your physician immediately if the erection lasts longer than 4 hours or if it becomes painful. This may be a sign of priapism and must be treated immediately to prevent permanent damage.
If you experience symptoms of nausea, dizziness, chest pain, or arm pain upon initiation of sexual activity after Vardenafil use, you should refrain from further activity and should discuss the episode with your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible.
Do not change the dose of your medication. Please call your prescriber or health care professional to determine if your dose needs to be reevaluated.
Using Vardenafil 40 mg does not protect you or your partner against HIV infection (the virus that causes AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases.