Levitra 20mg. 8 tablets
Levitra contains Vardenafil, belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. They are used to treat erectile dysfunction in adult men - a condition characterized by difficulty in obtaining or maintaining an erection.
Levitra 20mg. 8 tablets
What is Levitra and what it is used
Levitra contains Vardenafil, belongs to a group of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. They are used to treat erectile dysfunction in adult men - a condition characterized by difficulty in obtaining or maintaining an erection. At least one in ten men has trouble getting or keeping an erection. The reasons for this can be physical or psychological, or a combination of both. Whatever the reason, the result of changes in the muscles and blood vessels there is not enough blood in the penis to obtain and maintain an erection.
Levitra will only work when you are sexually stimulated. The drug reduces the effects of natural chemical in your body that weakens erections. Levitra allows an erection to last long enough for you to satisfactorily complete sexual activity.
2. What you should know before taking Levitra
Do not take Levitra:
If you are allergic to vardenafil or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6). Signs of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swollen face or lips and shortness of breath;
If you are taking medicines containing nitrates, such as glycerol trinitrate for angina (angina) or drugs that release nitric oxide, as amyl nitrite. Taking these medicines with Levitra, your blood pressure can significantly influence;
If taking ritonavir or indinavir, medicines used in the treatment of infections by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
If you are over 75 years and are taking ketoconazole or itraconazole, anti-fungal medicines;
If you have a severe heart or liver problem;
If you are on dialysis;
If you have recently had a stroke or heart attack;
If you have or have had low blood pressure;
If you have a family history of degenerative eye diseases (such as retinitis pigmentosa);
If you have ever had a condition involving loss of vision due to damage to the optic nerve from insufficient blood supply known as non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION).
Warnings and Precautions
Talk to your doctor before taking Levitra.
Take special care with Levitra
If you have heart disease. It may be risky for you if you have sex;
If you suffer from heart rhythm (arrhythmia) or congenital heart diseases affecting your electrocardiogram;
If you have a physical condition affecting the shape of the penis. This includes conditions known as angulation, Peyronie's disease and cavernosal fibrosis;
If you have an illness that can cause erections which will not go away (priapism). These include sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma and leukemia;
If you have stomach ulcers (also called gastric or peptic ulcers);
If you have a bleeding disorder (such as hemophilia);
If you are using other medicines to treat erection difficulties, including Levitra orodispersible tablets in the mouth (see section "Other medicines and Levitra");
If you have a sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking Levitra and contact your doctor immediately.
Children and adolescents
Levitra is not intended for use by children or adolescents under 18 years of age.
Other medicines and Levitra
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using or have recently used it is possible to use other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Some medicines can cause problems, especially these:
Nitrates, medicines for angina (angina) or drugs that release nitric oxide as amyl nitrite. Taking these medicines with Levitra, can seriously affect your blood pressure. Consult your doctor before taking Levitra;
Drugs for treatment of arrhythmia, such as quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone or sotalol;
Ritonavir or indinavir, medicines for HIV. Consult your doctor before taking Levitra;
Ketoconazole or itraconazole, drugs against fungi;
Erythromycin or clarithromycin, macrolide antibiotics;
Alpha-blockers, type of medicine used to treat high blood pressure and enlargement of the prostate (such as benign prostatic hyperplasia).
Do not use Levitra coated tablets in combination with any other agents for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, including Levitra orodispersible tablets.
Levitra with food and drink
You can take Levitra with or without food - but preferably not after a heavy meal or a meal high in fat, as this may delay the effect;
Do not drink grapefruit juice when taking Levitra. It can interfere with the usual effect of the drug;
Alcoholic drink can make erection difficulties worse.
Pregnancy and lactation
Levitra is not for use by women.
Driving and using machines
Levitra may cause dizziness in some people and affect their vision. If you experience dizziness or vision changes after taking Levitra, do not drive or operate machinery.
3. How to take Levitra
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. The recommended dose is 10 mg.
Take a Levitra tablet about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual intercourse. With sexual stimulation you may achieve an erection anywhere from 25 minutes up to four to five hours after taking Levitra.
Swallow one tablet with a glass of water Levitra.
Do not take Levitra film-coated tablets with any other form of Levitra.
Do not take Levitra more than once a day.
Tell your doctor if you think Levitra is too strong or too weak. He or she may suggest that you go to an alternative formulation of Levitra with a different dose, depending on what is the effect on you.
If you take more Levitra dose
Men who take too much Levitra, may experience more side effects or may get severe back pain. If you take more Levitra than the prescribed dose, contact your doctor.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most of them are mild or moderate.
Some patients have partial, sudden, temporary or permanent decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes. Stop taking Levitra and immediately contact your doctor.
Reported a sudden decrease or loss of hearing.
The probability of having a side effect is described by the following categories:
Very common: may affect more than 1 in 10 users:
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 users:
Nasal congestion or runny nose;
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 users:
Swelling of the skin and mucous membranes, including swelling of the face, lips or throat;
Numbness and impaired sensation of touch;
Changes in vision, redness, change in color vision, pain and discomfort in the eyes, sensitivity to light;
Ringing in the ears, dizziness;
Rapid heartbeat, palpitations;
shortness of breath;
Heartburn, gastritis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting; malaise (nausea), dry mouth;
Elevated levels of liver enzymes in the blood;
Rash, redness of the skin;
Backache and muscle, increase in blood of a muscle enzyme (creatine phosphokinase), muscle stiffness;
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1000 users:
Inflammation of the eyes (conjunctivitis);
Increased intraocular pressure (glaucoma), increased lacrimation;
Effects on the heart (such as heart attack, abnormal heart beat or angina);
High or low blood pressure;
Bleeding from the nose;
Effect on the results of blood tests to monitor liver function;
Skin sensitivity to sunlight;
Very rare or not known: frequency can affect less than 1 in 10 000 users:
Blood in the urine (hematuria);
Bleeding in the penis (penile haemorrhage);
Blood in semen (hemospermiya).
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
5. How to store Levitra
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the carton after "EXP". The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What does Levitra
The active substance is vardenafil. Each tablet contains 20 mg of vardenafil (as hydrochloride).
Other ingredients are:
Tablet core: crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, silica, colloidal anhydrous.
Film coat: macrogol 400, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), iron oxide yellow (E172), red iron oxide (E 172).
Levitra looks like and contents of the pack
Levitra 20 mg tablets are orange, marked with the BAYER-cross on one side and "20" on the other side. The tablets are available in blister packs containing 2, 4, 8, 12 or 20 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.