Taking Levitra Safely
Ever since the introduction of Viagra into the market in 1998, there have been two other drugs which have helped countless men from around the world in treating erectile dysfunction or ED. These are Cialis and Levitra. In the past, men with erectile dysfunction had to live silently with their sexual inadequacies. However, thanks to modern Western medicine, these three drugs mentioned above have given men to have another chance to experience sexual satisfaction despite their age or illness.
Of these three mainstream ED treatment drugs, Levitra has been proven to be very effective. Basically, this oral ED treatment drug is a prescription drug prescribed by a licensed physician to reduce and treat symptoms of male sexual impotence. This drug is known in the scientific world as Vardenafil, which is a PDE5 inhibitor. In a nutshell what this drug does is to increase the blood flow to the penis during sexual arousal. This increase in blood flow will help in reduce the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. As an approved drug by the Food and Drugs Authority, this drug comes in different dosages. These are 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg. The drug can be taken with or without food consumed. Also, the recommended treatment of this drug is no more than once a day with at least a 24 hour interval in between.
There are a lot of rumors that are surrounding these ED treatment drugs. Some would think that taking these drugs will automatically make one horny. However, this is not how this drug works. Levitra is not an aphrodisiac which instantly arouses one’s sexual desires. In order for this drug to be effective, one still has to be sexually stimulated. All this drug does is to enable the man to achieve a full erection that is hard enough to be sustained during sexual intercourse. Usually this erection will last for a few hours. However, if the erection happens to last for 4 hours already, it is advisable to immediately see a doctor.
It is not only when there are already some side effects manifesting that one should consider seeing one’s doctor. Before taking this drug it is highly recommended to consult a physician first. It is also important to take note of the following vital information. The first is that one should take note of the fact that this drug may lead to a sudden drop in blood pressure if taken with other medicines. One could become dizzy or worse, have a heart attack. Thus, it is important to let one’s doctor know if one is taking any other medicine other than this drug. Second, it has been advised by doctors that one should refrain from taking this drug when one takes any medication called nitrates. These include recreational drugs such as poppers. Taking this drug together with nitrates may cause an abnormal blood pressure that could trigger heart failure. Third, please do not take this drug if one is already suffering from a heart illness as an increase in sexual activity may result in cardiac arrest.