Levitra helps men to have stronger erections during sexual activities. It dilates the blood vessels of the penis thereby helping more blood to flow into it. This leads to a stronger erection.
You may choose to take Levitra with a meal or without one.
The drug works best when taken 30 to 60 minutes before initiating sexual activity.
The dosage should not increase more than once in a day (24 hours).
Since it is an erectile dysfunction drug, it must only be used when required. So, there are no chances of a missed dose since it is not taken according to a regular dosage schedule.
Never take two doses at one time.
Store Levitra at room temperature.
An overdose of the drug may have adverse effects that require immediate medical attention. Contact the nearest emergency poison control center immediately if you notice effects like chest pain, back pain, dizziness and irregular heartbeat and abnormal vision.
Doctors advise against using the drug if you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you are taking medications containing nitrates, alpha–blockers.
Also do not take it if you are taking or using nitroglycerin (eg, tablet, patch, ointment), nitrates (eg, isosorbide), or certain antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, quinidine);you have had a heart attack, stroke, or life-threatening irregular heartbeat within the past 6 months; you have certain eye problems (eg, retina diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa), uncontrolled chest pain, uncontrolled high blood pressure, low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat (eg, congenital QT prolongation), severe heart failure, severe liver problems, or end-stage kidney disease that requires dialysis.
Most medications have some kind of side effects associated with them. The commonest of these side effects are temporary and mild and fade away without any special attention.
These include warmth or redness in your face, neck, or chest; stuffy nose; headache; upset stomach; or back pain.
If you notice any such side effects, then seek medical attention immediately.
However, in some cases, these mild side effects may persist or become bothersome. In such cases, seek medical attention.
Also, in some rare cases, it may lead to severe side effects like sudden vision loss; ringing in your ears, or sudden hearing loss;
chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling; irregular heartbeat; swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; shortness of breath; vision changes; feeling light-headed, fainting; or
penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.
Seek medical attention if you notice any of these side effects.
Side effects that are not listed here may also occur.