Levitra 5 mg pills contain vardenafil, a substance from the category of medicines known as phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors.
Levitra 5 mg will only work when you are sexually aroused. It reduces the action of the natural chemical in your body that prevents you from having an erection. Levitra treatment allows it to last long enough for you to satisfactorily finish sexual intercourse.*
Keep the medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
*Disclaimer. Individual results may vary
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.11750.latest.pdf
This medicine should always be taken exactly as the doctor has advised.
The recommended dose is 10 mg.
Swallow one tablet with a glass of water.
Do not take Levitra 5 mg film-coated tablets with any other forms of Levitra.
Do not take the medicine more than once a day.
It is recommended to take Levitra 5 mg tablet about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual intercourse.
If you find the effect of Levitra as being too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor. He will be able to suggest a switch to an alternative Levitra formulation that contains a different dose, depending on how well it works for you.
Taking too much of this treatment may bring you more side effects or severe back pain. Never take more than your doctor recommends you.
The active substance is vardenafil. Each tablet contains 5 mg 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 5mg pills:
If you know yourself allergic to vardenafil or any of the other ingredients of this drug. Rash, itching, swollen face or lips and shortness of breath are the most common signs of an allergic reaction.
If you are following a treatment that contains nitrates, like glyceryl trinitrate for angina, or nitric oxide donors, such as amyl nitrite. Mixing these medicines with Levitra 5mg could seriously affect your blood pressure.
If you are taking medicines utilised to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, such as ritonavir or indinavir.
If your age is over 75 and you are using ketoconazole or itraconazole, both antifungal medicines.
If you suffer from a severe heart or liver problem.
If you have kidney dialysis.
If you have recently experienced a heart attack or a stroke.
If you have or have had low blood pressure.
If your family medical history contains 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).
It is recommended to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Levitra 5mg:
If sexual intercourse can deteriorate your heart condition.
If you suffer from irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) or inherited heart diseases affecting your electrocardiogram.
If the shape of your penis is affected by a physical condition. This includes angulation, Peyronie’s disease and cavernosal fibrosis.
If you suffer from a malady that can cause spontaneous erections (priapism). These include sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma and leukaemia.
If you have stomach ulcers (also called gastric or peptic ulcers).
If you are affected with a bleeding disorder (such as haemophilia).
If you are using any other treatments for erection difficulties, including Levitra 5mg orodispersible tablets (see section: Other medicines and Levitra).
If you get a feeling of sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking Levitra and contact your doctor immediately.
Individuals under 18 should not use Levitra.
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription:
Medicine for the treatment of arrhythmias, such as quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone or sotalol.
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).
Levitra 5mg can be taken with or without food – but it is not recommended to be taken after a heavy or high-fat meal as this may delay the effect.
Don’t drink grapefruit juice when you take this treatment. It can interfere with the usual effect of the medicine. Alcoholic consumption can make erection difficulties worse.
Levitra 5 mg is not a treatment for women.
Levitra 5 mg 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.