What is Vardenafil?
Vardenafil is an oral prescription medication that is used in treating Erectile Dysfunction. It belongs to the PDE-5 inhibitors class of drugs which includes drugs like Sildenafil(Viagra) and tadalafil(Cialis).
What is the brand name of Vardenafil?
Vardenafil is the generic form of the drug Levitra.
How is Vardenafil different from Sildenafil and Tadalafil?
Although all these drugs belong to the same class there minor differences between them.
Vardenafil and sildenafil share a lot of similarities in duration effect and side effects whereas Tadalafil stays long up to 18 hours in the system.
But according to some studies, Vardenafil has shown some efficacy compared to Sildenafil in treating Erectile dysfunction in men with hypertension, cardiovascular risks, and diabetes.
How does Vardenafil work?
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain the erections that are required for satisfactory sex.
So, on what things erections are dependent? Erections are primarily dependent on the blood flow to the penis.
Vardenafil works by increasing the flow of blood to the penis by inhibiting the chemical action of phosphodiesterase type-5 relaxing the penis muscles.
What are the available doses of Vardenafil?
Vardenafil is available in three dosages 5mg, 10mg, and 20 mg.
5mg is the minimum dosage and 20mg is the maximum dosage of Vardenafil.
Doctors prescribe 5mg when starting the treatment and the dosage will be adjusted based on the efficacy and the side effects on the patient.
Most of the patients experience better erections with 10mg Vardenafil but the dosage is dependent on the patient and the severity of Erectile Dysfunction.
What are the Side effects of Vardenafil?
Vardenafil share common side effects with Tadalafil and Sildenafil. Here are the side effects of Vardenafil
Common side-effects of Vardenafil Include
- Runny or Stuffy Nose
- Stomach upset
In some rare cases, people might experience priapism, which is a prolonged erection that stays for more than 4 hours. In this case, you need to call the medical emergency and take measures. Priapism might cause permanent damage to your Penis.
There are several rare side effects of Vardenafil
- Sudden Vision loss
- Ringing in ears
- Sudden Hearing loss
- chest pain or heavy feeling
- pain spreading to the arm or shoulder
- general ill feeling
- irregular heartbeat
- swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
- shortness of breath
- vision changes
For all these rare side-effects you need to contact the doctor immediately as these side effects can show a significant effect on your health.
FAQs about Vardenafil
What are vardenafil tablets used for?
Vardenafil tablets are approved by the FDA for treating Erectile dysfunction in men and it is used in treating Erectile Dysfunction.
But off-label it is also used in treating arousal disorders in women by some doctors.
Can vardenafil cause pregnancy?
Vardenafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor and it works only in getting better erections by increasing the flow of blood to the penis only if you have sexual arousal.
Vardenafil in no way can help men or women in increasing fertility and causing pregnancy.
Can you split Vardenafil?
Most of the time Vardenafil comes in respective dosages that can be used directly without splitting them or breaking them. Splitting or Breaking the Vardenafil might reduce the efficacy and in some cases, it might not work at all as well.
Can you take Vardenafil and Sildenafil together?
No, you can’t take any of the Erectile Dysfunction medications together and you can’t take any of these medications more than once in 24 hours.
If some medication isn’t working for you, you can alter the medication consulting your doctor.
But pharmacies like “The ED Clinic” have developed troches that have mixed drugs like sildenafil and Tadalafil with dosages adjusted so that people can try mixed drugs for better erections.
Can you take Vardenafil?
It is totally dependent on the patient and people on certain medications like nitrates are not advised to take Vardenafil.
But if you are talking only about taking Vardenafil for treating Erectile Dysfunction, Yes, you can take Vardenafil by consulting the doctor to know the dosage for you and it is a prescription medicine.
can you take vardenafil with Flomax?
Talk to your doctor before taking Vardenafil and Flomax together as taking them at once might cause some side-effects like lowering your blood pressure and increasing the risk of dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, and nasal congestion.
But in some cases like Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and Lower urinary tract symptoms, both Vardenafil and Flomax are prescribed combined so by contacting the doctor you can take both of them one not affecting the other.
How long does Vardenafil last or Vardenafil stay effective?
Similar to Sildenafil, Vardenafil stays effective for 4 hours, and in these 4 hours when you are sexually stimulated you can attain erections.
Vardenafil, How long to work?
Vardenafil usually starts working from 60 minutes after taking, So it is always advised to take Vardenafil before 60 minutes of having sex.
What is Vardenafil 20mg?
Vardenafil 20mg is highest dosage of the drug Vardenafil. It is used to treat Severe ED, which has no effect by 5mg and 10mg Vardenafil.
What is Vardenafil 10mg is used for?
Vardenafil is the most used dosage of vardenafil drug to treat erectile dysfunction. Most of the ED patients have achieved satisfactory erections with Vardenafil 10mg.