Levitra Orodispersible

Levitra Orodispersible (vardenafil) is a branded medicine for ED treatment. Levitra Orodispersible tablets are suitable for people who have difficulty with swallowing tablets and for diabetics. See our comparison table for more information.

Levitra is an effective medicine which can last between 5 to 8 hours. It is a prescription only medicine available from Dr Felix without the need to visit your GP.

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What is Levitra Orodispersible?

Levitra is a treatment for erectile dysfunction in men. It contains a type of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor called vardenafil, which works in combination with sexual stimulation by increasing blood flow to the penis. This can help a man to successfully achieve and maintain an erection long enough for sexual activity to take place. Levitra Orodispersible is a soluble form of 10mg Levitra, it can be useful if you have difficulty swallowing tablets. 

How effective is Levitra?

When used correctly, Levitra is effective in 60-70% of patients. If Levitra is not working for you, speak to your doctor about similar alternatives available. 

How long does Levitra take to work?

Levitra can start working within 25 minutes of taking the tablet. You should take the tablet 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity.

How long does Levitra last?

Levitra can stay in the bloodstream for up to 8 hours and can remain effective for 4 to 5 hours. If a man becomes sexually aroused during this time, Levitra can help to maintain an erection.

Levitra and psychological ED

Erectile dysfunction often has a psychological cause, such as anxiety or depression, in which case counselling may be the most effective treatment. While Levitra is often recommended for treatment during this process, it is important not to allow it to mask the problem.

Ingredients

Active ingredients

The active ingredient of Levitra orodispersible is vardenafil.

Inactive ingredients

The inactive ingredients of Levitra Orodispersible are magnesium stearate, aspartame (E951), peppermint flavour (E421), mannitol (E421), sorbitol (E420), crospovidone, and silica colloidal hydrated.

Dosage

Starting Levitra

Levitra can be started at any convenient time. The usual starting dose is 10 mg taken once daily, but can be increased or decreased with the approval of a doctor. 

How to take Levitra

Place 1 x Levitra orodispersible tablet on the tongue and allow to dissolve. This should take a few seconds. Tablets should not be dissolved in water or taken with the aid of liquid. Do not take Levitra more than once daily, as this may increase the risk of side effects and can cause back pain. If you feel that your dose is too weak or too strong, speak to your doctor. 

Levitra dosage

The recommended dose of Levitra is 10 mg per day, taken 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity. Speak to your doctor if you feel that you need a stronger or weaker dose.

How to get an erection whilst taking Levitra

Take Levitra 25 to 60 minutes before sexal activity. When a man becomes sexually aroused, it will help him to achieve and maintain an erection.

Side Effects

Levitra side effects

Like all medications, Levitra can cause side effects in some patients. If you experience any partial, sudden, temporary or permanent decrease or loss of vision or hearing, stop taking Levitra and contact your doctor immediately. 

Roughly 1 in 10 users may experience headaches while using this medication. Other common side effects, which may affect up to 1 in 10 people, include:

  • Dizziness
  • Flushing
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Indigestion

Uncommon side effects (up 1 in 100 users) include:

  • Swelling of the skin and mucous tissue including swollen face, lips or throat
  • Sleep disorder
  • Numbness and impaired perception of touch
  • Sleepiness
  • Effects on vision, redness of the eyes, effects on colour vision, eye pain or discomfort, and light sensitivity
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Vertigo
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat
  • Breathlessness
  • Congested nose
  • Acid reflux, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, or dry mouth
  • Raised level of liver enzymes in your blood
  • Rash or reddened skin
  • Back or muscle pain, increase of the muscle enzyme creatine phosphokinase in the blood, muscle stiffness
  • Prolonged erections
  • Malaise

Rarely (1 in 1000), users may experience the following:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anxiety
  • Fainting
  • Amnesia
  • Seizure
  • Glaucoma, increased lacrimation
  • Altered heartbeat, angina, heart attack
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Nose bleed
  • Effect on results of blood test to check liver function
  • Photosensitivity
  • Painful erections
  • Chest pain

The following side effects are very rare (less than 1 in 10,000 users) or of an unknown frequency:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Penile bleeding
  • Blood in the semen

Contraindications

Do NOT take Levitra if:

  • You are allergic to vardenafil or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You have severe heart or liver problems
  • You are having kidney dialysis
  • You have recently had a stroke or heart attack
  • You have or have had low blood pressure
  • You have a family history of degenerative eye diseases
  • You have ever had a condition involving loss of vision due to damage of the optic nerve from insufficient blood supply known as non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION)

You should inform your doctor and take particular care when taking Levitra if:

  • You have heart trouble
  • You suffer from an irregular heartbeat or inherited disease affecting your electrocardiogram
  • You have a physical condition affecting the shape of your penis
  • You have an illness that can cause erections which won’t go away, including sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma and leukaemia
  • You have stomach ulcers
  • You have haemophilia or any other bleeding disorder
  • You are using other treatments for erectile difficulties.

Drug Interactions

Before taking Levitra, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medications, including those purchased over the counter without a prescription. Do NOT take Levitra in combination with:

  • Any other treatment for erectile dysfunction
  • Medicines containing nitrates, such as glycerol trinitrate for angina, or nitric oxide donors, such as amyl nitrate
  • Ritonavir or indinavir for treatment of HIV infections
  • Ketoconazole or itraconazole (antifungal medications) if you are over the age of 75
  • Riociguat, used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

Additionally, inform your doctor if you are taking:

  • Medicine for the treatment of arrhythmias, such as quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone or sotalol
  • Erythromycin or clarithromycin
  • Alpha-blockers
  • Riociguat

Levitra and heavy machinery/driving

Levitra can cause some people to feel light headed or dizzy, or to experience problems with their vision. If you experience any of these side effects, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Levitra and alcohol

Alcohol can make erectile dysfunction worse. Try cutting down on the amount of alcohol you drink to experience the full effects of Levitra. 

Treatment Options

Are Levitra and Viagra the same?

Levitra and Viagra work in similar ways, but are not the same medication. Levitra contains vardenafil and is generally longer lasting than viagra, which contains sildenafil.

Levitra vs other ED medications

Different ED medications are better suited to different people, and your doctor will be able to help you find the one that is right for you. Like Levitra, Cialis (Tadalafil) and Viagra (Sildenafil) are PDE-5 inhibitors that work by increasing blood flow to the penis in the event of sexual stimulation. Unlike Levitra and Viagra, which can be effective for up to 5 hours, Cialis can remain effective for up to 36 hours. Spedra (Avanafil) is a new, fast acting variant that can take as little at 15 minutes to become effective and has a similar duration of action to Viagra and Levitra.

Levitra vs Orodispersible Levitra

Orodispersible Levitra is a good option if you have difficulty swallowing capsules whole, as it is designed to dissolve in the mouth. However, it is only available as a 10 mg dose. If you feel that you need a stronger or weaker dose, you may need to switch to Levitra capsules, which are available at a dose of 5, 10 or 20 mg.

Lifestyle changes to improve erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is often caused by psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety or stress. Finding ways to reduce stress in your life can be extremely beneficial, as can maintaining a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly, and cutting down on alcohol and smoking. Anxiety can be further exacerbated by performance issues, and can be partially relieved by being open with your partner and discussing any worries you have. You can speak to a doctor or nurse for advice on dealing with anxiety or depression.

Q&A

Is Levitra a cure?

Levitra will not cure erectile dysfunction, the root cause of which is often psychological. However, it can help to relieve the stress and anxiety associated with ED.

Will Levitra give me an erection for hours?

Levitra only works in combination with sexual stimulation, increasing blood flow to the penis when man is aroused. While Levitra can be effective for up to 5 hours after administration, it does not itself stimulate arousal and so will not give you an erection for hours.

What if Levitra doesn’t work for me?

Levitra is more effective in some patients than in other. If you feel that Levitra is not working for you, speak to your doctor for advice on alternative treatments.

Can Levitra be brought over the counter?

Levitra is a prescription-only medication and cannot be purchased over the counter in the UK.

When is Levitra most effective?

Levitra is effective around 25 to 30 minutes after administration, and continues to work for up to 5 hours.

Can women take Levitra?

Levitra is not intended for use in women and there is little evidence to suggest that it has any effect on female sexual pleasure.

Does Levitra increase libido?

Levitra does not increase sex drive or stimulate sexual arousal. It works in combination with sexul stimulation to increase blood flow to the penis.

What is generic Levitra?

Generic Levitra, referred to simply as Vardenafil, became available in the UK in October 2018. It can be cheaper than the branded Levitra, but should only be purchased from a registered pharmacy such as Dr Felix. Unlicensed versions of this medication can be found online and can be dangerous.

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