Levitra 20mg dose contains Vardenafil, a member of a class of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. Levitra will only work when you are sexually stimulated. It reduces the action of the natural chemical in your body which makes erections go away. The medicine allows an erection to last long enough for you to satisfactorily complete sexual activity.*
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
*Disclaimer. Individual results may vary
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Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you.
The recommended Levitra dose is 10mg.
Swallow one tablet with a glass of water.
Do not take Levitra 20mg tablets with any other forms of Levitra.
Do not take the treatment more than once a day.
Take a Levitra 20mg tablet about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity.
Tell your doctor if you think Levitra is too strong or too weak, they may suggest a switch to an alternative Levitra formulation with a different dose, depending on how well it works for you.
Men who take too much Levitra dose may experience more side effects or may get severe back pain. If you take more pills than you should, tell your doctor.
The active substance is Vardenafil. Each tablet contains 20mg of Vardenafil (as hydrochloride).
The other ingredients of the tablets are:
Tablet core: crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica.
Film coat: macrogol 400, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), ferric oxide yellow (E172), ferric oxide red (E172).
Do not take Levitra 20mg tablets:
If you are allergic to vardenafil or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Signs of an allergic reaction include a rash, itching, swollen face, lips and shortness of breath.
If you are taking medicines containing nitrates, such as glycerol trinitrate for angina, or nitric oxide donors, such as amyl nitrite. Taking these medicines with Levitra could seriously affect your blood pressure.
If you are taking ritonavir or indinavir, medicines used to treat human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) infections.
If you are over 75 years of age and are taking ketoconazole or itraconazole, antifungal medicines.
If you have a severe heart or liver problem.
If you are having kidney dialysis.
If you have recently had a stroke or heart attack.
If you have or have had low blood pressure.
If your family has a 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).
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Levitra dose:
If you have heart trouble. It may be risky for you to have sex.
If you suffer from irregular heart beat (cardiac arrhythmia) or inherited heart diseases affecting your electrocardiogram.
If you have a physical condition affecting the shape of the penis. This includes conditions called angulation, Peyronie’s disease and cavernosal fibrosis.
If you have an illness that can cause erections which won’t go away (priapism). These include sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma and leukaemia.
If you have stomach ulcers (also called gastric or peptic ulcers).
If you have a bleeding disorder (such as haemophilia).
If you are using any other treatments for erection difficulties, including Levitra orodispersible tablets.
If you experience sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking Levitra and contact your doctor immediately.
Levitra 20mg tablets treatment is not intended for use by children or adolescents under 18 or women.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription:
Nitrates, medicines for angina or nitric oxide donors, such as amyl nitrite. Taking these medicines with Levitra could seriously affect your blood pressure.
Medicine for the treatment of arrhythmias, such as quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone or sotalol.
Ritonavir or indinavir, medicines for HIV.
Ketoconazole or itraconazole, antifungal 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).
Do not use Levitra film-coated tablets combined with any other treatment for erectile dysfunction, including Levitra orodispersible tablets.
You can take your Levitra dose with or without food – but preferably not after a heavy or high-fat meal as this may delay the effect.
Don’t drink grapefruit juice when you use Levitra 20mg tablets. It can interfere with the usual effect of the medicine.
Drinking alcohol can make erection difficulties worse.
Levitra dose might make some people feel dizzy or affect their vision. If you feel dizzy, or if your vision is affected after taking Levitra, don’t drive or operate any tools or machines.