Levitra 5mg pills include vardenafil, part of a category of medicines called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors.
This medicine can help you only when you are sexually excited. Levitra is used for reducing the action of the natural chemical in your body which works against erections. It allows an erection to last long enough for you to finish the sexual act satisfactorily*.
Do not keep this medicine in 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
On all occasions follow this treatment exactly as your doctor has explained you.
The recommended dose is 10 mg.
Swallow one tablet with a glass of water.
Do not take Levitra 5mg film-coated tablets with any other forms of Levitra.
Do not take the pill more than once a day.
Swallow the tablet about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual intercourse.
Talk to your doctor if you think the effect is too strong or too weak. He will suggest an alternative Levitra formulation with a different dose, depending on your reaction.
Men who take too much Levitra may have to face more side effects or may get severe back pain.
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 pills:
If your doctor mentioned that you are allergic to vardenafil or any of the other components of this medicine. Signs to identify an allergic reaction include a rash, itching, swollen face or lips and shortness of breath.
If you are on a treatment that contains nitrates, like glycerol trinitrate for angina or nitric oxide donors, like amyl nitrite. Combining these pills with Levitra could seriously alter your blood pressure.
If you currently take ritonavir or indinavir, medicines used for treating human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) infections.
If your age exceeds 75 years and you are using ketoconazole or itraconazole, antifungal medications.
If you have a severe heart or liver condition.
If you are having kidney dialysis.
If you have recently experienced a stroke or heart attack.
If you are under supervision for low blood pressure.
If a history of degenerative eye diseases (such as retinitis pigmentosa) runs in your family.
If you have ever suffered from 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).
Seek the advice of your doctor or pharmacist before using Levitra:
If you have been diagnosed with a heart condition. Sexual activity may be too risky for you.
If you struggle with irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) or inherited heart diseases affecting your electrocardiogram.
If a physical condition affects the shape of your penis. This can include conditions like angulation, Peyronie’s disease and cavernosal fibrosis.
If you suffer from priapism (an illness that can cause erections that won’t go away). Other similar conditions can be sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma and leukaemia.
If you have stomach ulcers (also called gastric or peptic ulcers).
If you have been diagnosed with a bleeding disorder (such as haemophilia).
If you are using any other medicines for erectile difficulties, including Levitra orodispersible tablets (see section: Other medicines and Levitra).
If you have sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking Levitra and contact your doctor without delay.
Levitra is not used for treating children or adolescents under 18.
Let your doctor or pharmacist know if you are utilising or have recently utilised any other medicines, including medicines procured 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 can be swollen with or without food – but not after a heavy or high-fat meal as the effect may be deferred. Also, grapefruit juice can interfere with the normal effect of the medicine. Alcohol use can make erection difficulties worse.
Women should not use Levitra 5mg.
Levitra might affect some people’s vision or make them feel dizzy. If you feel lightheaded, or if your vision is compromised after taking Levitra, don’t drive or operate any tools or machines.