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What is Levitra
Levitra, also known as Vardenafil, is a medicine that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), which is the inability to get or maintain an erection. The causes of ED are varied but can include medical conditions, such as diabetes, hormonal problems and psychological conditions such as stress and depression. It can also be a side effect of certain medications. In some instances, a change in lifestyle can help you achieve an erection such as losing weight and cutting down on alcohol or quitting smoking.
If you have found that these natural treatments have not helped, then Levitra can help you to regain control of your erections so you can enjoy a satisfying sex life. If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction Levitra allows the penis to become hard more easily and stay hard for the duration of intercourse. It may also be effective in the treatment of premature ejaculation, which is where ejaculation occurs too quickly during sexual intercourse.
It is important to note that there’s no need to worry about embarrassing or unwanted erections as the drug does not take effect unless you are sexually stimulated.
How effective is Levitra
Levitra’s effects will last for around 4 to 6 hours which is similar to Viagra. One of its benefits, though, is that it can be as effective when taken with food as without. Other erectile dysfunction medications work best on an empty stomach or when taken only with a light, low-fat meal, which is not always a realistic choice.
It has been seen to be effective in up to 70% of men suffering from ED, and it has been demonstrated in certain studies that it is more effective for those with diabetes, whereas others cannot be taken by anyone suffering from ED and diabetes.
Can I buy Levitra online?
It can be purchased online after you have completed a quick questionnaire. Your answers will be assessed by one of our doctors, and they will ensure that this medication will be safe and appropriate for your personal situation. In some cases, other medication can interfere with the effectiveness of Levitra and certain medical conditions can be affected negatively by it, and in these situations, our doctors can find you the best alternative treatment.
Once you have completed your assessment and been given a prescription, you can order your medication anytime online without filling it in again, though you are welcome to book a free online appointment with our experts to discuss your prescription anytime.
How does Levitra work?
What dose of Levitra should I choose?
Your dosage requirements depend on your condition, how you respond to treatment and any other medications you are taking. You should consult your doctor or one of our specialists at Click Pharmacy for advice about what dose is right for you.
How should I take Levitra?
Levitra should be taken orally, approximately 25-60 minutes before sexual activity, and it should not be taken more than once a day. You should be able to achieve an erection for anywhere up to five hours with sexual stimulation once you have taken this medication.
There should be at least 24 hours between each dose, and it is ideally ingested on an empty stomach or after a light, low-fat meal.
What does Levitra contain?
The active ingredient, which you receive a dose of with every tablet, is vardenafil.
The inactive ingredients include crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica.
What is the difference between Levitra & Viagra
Levitra has been shown to work faster than Viagra, with some patients claiming to have been able to have sex within 16 minutes after taking the medication.
In terms of a difference in side effects, Levitra does not list nausea, visions changes and muscle aches as common side effects, whereas Viagra does. The other main difference is that Levitra can be taken with a meal, whereas Viagra can be negatively affected by food, causing a decrease in its effectiveness.
Can you drink alcohol with Levitra?
Alcohol can affect your ability to get and sustain an erection, and when used with Levitra, it can decrease its ability to work. If you are planning on taking this product to help you have sexual intercourse, it is not recommended that you drink.
When not to take Levitra
It is crucial to discuss your medical history with your GP before taking Levitra. Inform your doctor if:
- You have a history of angina,
- You recently had a heart attack,
- You recently had a stroke,
- You suffer from high or low blood pressure,
- You have a range of less common medical conditions.
Note that there is no upper age limit for the use of Levitra.
Various medications interact with Levitra. Due to this, it is vital to inform your doctor of all the medicines you are currently on – whether prescribed or not. In particular, a type of medicine used to treat angina, known as nitrates, interacts negatively with Levitra.
Can I take other medications with Levitra
Levitra must not be used with a number of other products, including over-the-counter treatments, herbal products and vitamins.
Some products which can interfere with the effectiveness of Levitra or cause dangerous side effects when mixed include:
- Nitrate, medicines for angina, or nitric oxide donors, such as amyl nitrite.
- Medicine for the treatment of arrhythmias, such as quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone or sotalol
- Medicines for HIV, ritonavir or indinavir.
- Ketoconazole or itraconazole, anti-fungal medicines
- Erythromycin or clarithromycin, macrolide antibiotics
- Alpha-blockers, a type of medicine used to treat high blood pressure and enlargement of the prostate (as benign prostatic hyperplasia)
Speak to your GP or Click Pharmacy doctor about medication you take or any health issues you are experiencing before purchasing Levitra.
Can I take other ED medications with Levitra
You will only be prescribed one kind of ED medication at a time, but if you find that Levitra is not working for you, then consult your GP or Click Pharmacy doctor to discuss other options.
How long does Levitra last?
Once you take a dose of Levitra, it may take up to 30 to 60 minutes for the medicine to work. However, once the effects kick in, they can last for 4 to 5 hours – depending on various other factors.
How to make Levitra more effective?
As soon as you take Levitra, you will notice that you have a firmer and long-lasting erection. Levitra may also work quicker for you than other medicines. Ideally, you should take medicine without food, as that makes the effects kick in quickly. In addition to this, you should avoid consuming alcohol, as that can worsen the symptoms of erectile dysfunction and can make Levitra's job harder.
Note that if Levitra does not work for you the first time around, try it again. In some cases, erectile dysfunction medications tend to be ineffective for the first time but work fine after that. In fact, doctors have advised taking erectile dysfunction medication eight separate times before starting some other treatment. However, if the treatment still does not work, consult your GP.
What should I do if Levitra does not work or stops working?
Most of the time, Levitra is an effective treatment. It works consistently whenever it is used. However, if you have been using the same dose for a longer period of time, it may be best to consult your GP. Keep in mind that the same dose should and does work over a period of years. This is because the body does not get used to tablets. However, sometimes the tablet does not work because it needs to be taken properly. When this happens, repeat the dose and observe the effects. A lack of effect can occur due to underlying medical issues, or it may be a sign that the erectile dysfunction is worsening.
Can I break Levitra tablets into smaller pieces and take part tablets?
No. Never break Levitra tablets into smaller pieces. This is because Levitra tablets are film-coated. If you break the film coat, it will reduce the effectiveness of the medication.
Can I get Levitra on the NHS?
Yes, your GP or an NHS specialist can prescribe you Levitra on the NHS. However, you will be prescribed the medication only in limited amounts. This is because the process depends on a strict eligibility basis. Also, NHS prescription fees will apply.
Levitra is not effective for every single person. The effects may vary from person to person. In such cases, it is recommended to try other erectile dysfunction medicines. This includes medications such as Viagra, Tadalafil, Spedra, and Vitaros Cream. You can also try psychological treatments like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) along with sex therapy. The medications come in various strengths and pack sizes.
Do I need a prescription to purchase Levitra Tablets?
Yes, you require a prescription to purchase Levitra Tablets. After completing a short online questionnaire you will be provided with a prescription, allowing you to purchase Levitra Tablets.
What is the difference between Levitra Tablets and Vardenafil Tablets?
Both Levitra and Vardenafil are effectively used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, the main difference is branding and price. Levitra is the branded version of Vardenafil making it more expensive.
How long are Levitra Tablets effective for?
Levitra Tablets are commonly used due to their long lasting effect of up to 12 hours.
How many times a day can I take Levitra Tablets?
You must not consume more than one Levitra Tablet in a day. You must leave an interval of at least 24 hours before consuming another dose.
Is there any food or drink that I should avoid when consuming Levitra Tablets?
When taking Levitra Tablets it is important to avoid drinking grapefruit juice. This is because grapefruit juice can interfere with the way the drug works, increasing the chances of harmful side effects.
Who should not use Levitra Tablets for erectile dysfunction?
It is important to note that Levitra Tablets are not suitable for everyone to use. You should consult with a GP or pharmacist prior to taking this treatment if you have any of the following:
- Experienced a heart attack in the past 6 months
- Experienced a stroke in the past 6 months
- kidney disease
- Irregular blood pressure
- Penis conditions
- Severe loss of body water
- Penis conditions
- Active stomach ulcers
- Bleeding disorders
- Eye problems
- Liver disease
- Severe loss of body water
Some common side effects of using Levitra include:
- Feeling dizzy
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Nausea / feeling sick
- Feeling tired
- Feeling sleepy
If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Levitra and seek medical advice from a GP or pharmacist as soon as possible.