Levitra and Erectile Dysfunction Information Guide

Levitra - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Levitra and how it works?

Levitra (Vardenafil HCl) is a prescription pill, which is similar to Viagra and Cialis. Levitra is not a cure for ED and you need to take it each time you want to have intercourse. Levitra helps in getting and maintaining an erection only if you are sexually stimulated. Levitra allows the muscles in the penis to relax, which allows blood to flow in, creating a firm erection. Levitra allows an erection to last long enough for you to satisfactorily complete sexual activity.

Who manufactures Levitra?

Bayer manufactures the drug and owns the trademark. GlaxoSmithKline are responsible for marketing the drug thus Levitra is co-developed and co-promoted by Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline.

How can I buy Levitra?

Levitra is available for buying after you get a prescription from a registered Doctor or your GP (in the UK). If you are not comfortable with speaking to your Doctor, you can get a prescription online as well.

What is generic or herbal Levitra?

Levitra is under patent. Bayer owns the trademark for Levitra and all other generic or herbal versions are illegal. Generic versions of Levitra are not approved or tested by FDA or European regulatory agencies thus their use contain high health risks and must be avoided.

In what circumstances, Levitra should not be taken?

Levitra should not be taken in any of these cases:

  • If you are allergic to vardenafil
  • If you are taking ritonavir or indinavir, medicines for HIV.
  • If you are taking medicines containing nitrates, such as glycerol trinitrate for angina.
  • If you are over 75 years of age and are taking anti-fungal medicines
  • If you have recently had a stroke or heart attack
  • If you have a severe liver or heart problem
  • If you are having kidney problem
  • If you have low blood pressure
  • If your family has a history of degenerative eye diseases
  • If you have ever had a condition involving loss of vision.


Are there any special directions about taking Levitra with food?

You can take Levitra with or without food. Don’t drink grapefruit juice when you use Levitra. because it can interfere with the medicine. Also Alcoholic drinks can make erection difficulties worse.

What are the Levitra Side Effects?

The most common side effects with Levitra are flushing, stuffy or runny nose, headache, and upset stomach. These side effects go away themselves within a few hours and if not then contact your Doctor if side effects are severe.

How quickly Levitra starts working?

Normally Levitra can start working within 15 minutes but if you have eaten a very fatty meal, then Levitra might starts working slowly.