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Erectile Dysfunction Tablets
VARDENAFIL is a medicine taken by mouth for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men.
Brand Levitra (Vardenafil)
What is it used for?
VARDENAFIL is used for the treatment of men’s erection problems. Vardenafil works faster than Sildenafil (Viagra) and it is less likely to have visual disturbance side effect.
What should I discuss with my physician prior to taking this medicine?
Please do tell your physician if you have any of the following conditions:
anatomical deformity of the penis, Peyronie’s disease, or ever had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours
frequent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
heart disease, angina, abnormal blood pressure, a history of heart attacks, or other heart problems
sickle cell disease
stomach or intestinal ulcers
eye or vision problems
an unusual reaction to vardenafil, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
How should this medicine be used?
Take vardenafil tablets orally regardless of your meal pattern. This medicine should normally be taken about 1 hour prior to planned sexual activity. Tablets should be swallowed accompanied with a drink of water. You should never take double or extra doses; a single doze is sufficient for the purposes.
Overdosage: If you suspect an overdosage, get in touch with the nearest poison control center or emergency room immediately.
NOTE: This medicine is only intended for your use. You should never share it with the others.
What to do if I missed a dose?
This is not applicable. However, You should never take double or extra doses; a single doze is sufficient for the purposes.
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take vardenafil if you are taking 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 trigger possible interactions with the following:
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.
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)
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)
Provide your physician with a list of all the medicine, including herbs and non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements that you are using. Do let them know if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use any of the illegal drugs or drinks with caffeine or alcohol. Some of those items may also interact with your medicine, causing undesired consequenses. Please always consult with your health care professional prior to 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.
You shouldn’t alter the dosage of this medication yourself. Please inquire with your physician to determine if your dose needs to be altered.
Using vardenafil does not protect you and your partner from HIV infection (the virus causing AIDS) or any other sexually transmitted diseases.
Does this medicine have any possible side effects?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible.
altered hearing such as loss of hearing or ringing in ears
changes in vision such as loss of vision, blurred vision, eyes being more sensitive to light, or trouble telling the difference between blue and green objects or objects having a blue color tinge to them
chest pain or palpitations
difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
prolonged erection (lasting longer than 4 hours)
skin rash, itching
The below side effects usually do not necessarily require any medical attention (please do report them to your physician if they are recurrent or bothersome):
Other side effects are also possible, for the above list is not all inclusive.
Where should I store it?
Keep this medicine out of the children’s reach.
This medicine should be stored at the room temperatures between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Dispose of any unused medicine after the expiry date is reached.