VARDENAFIL - Watsons Health

VARDENAFIL

Generic Name: vardenafil (var-DEN-a-fil)

Brand Name: Levitra

 

Description: Vardenafil is a phosphodiesterase type-5 inhibitor which works by helping to increase blood flow into the penis during sexual stimulation to achieve and maintain erection.

  • Treatment of erectile Dysfunction

How to use vardenafil

  • Always refer to your doctors instructions before taking this medication. Duration and dosage will be determined by your medical condition and its response to the medication. Make sure to take this medication in the prescribed amount and time period even after symptoms disappear. Discontinuing the medication before completion of treatment may cause incomplete treatment of condition. If Symptoms persist, consult your doctor
  • Taken by mouth; With or without food; one hour before sexual activity or as directed by your physician;

Not available.

Possible side effects of vardenafil

  • Minor side effects (if these symptoms persist or worsen, inform your doctor)
    • Dizziness; flushing; headache; heartburn; nausea; stuffy or runny nose; upset stomach.
  • Serious side effects (inform your doctor immediately)
    • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; memory loss; numbness of an arm or leg; prolonged, painful erection; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe back or muscle pain; severe or persistent dizziness; severe or persistent vision changes; sudden decrease or loss of hearing; sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes; sudden, severe headache or vomiting.

Precautions

  • Inform your doctor
    • Allergy to the medication or any allergies
    • Medical History of deformed penis (eg, cavernosal fibrosis, Peyronie disease), blood cell problems (eg, leukemia, multiple myeloma, sickle cell anemia), or any other condition that may increase the risk of a prolonged erection (priapism), prolonged (more than 4 hours) or painful erection (priapism), eye problems (eg, macular degeneration, optic neuropathy, retinitis pigmentosa, sudden vision loss) or hearing problems (eg, ringing in the ears, decreased hearing, hearing loss), liver or kidney problems, dialysis, high or low blood pressure, ulcers, seizures, lung problems (eg, pulmonary veno-occlusive disease), bleeding problems, blood vessel problems, or heart problems (eg, angina, aortic stenosis, heart failure), heart attack, stroke, a certain type of irregular heartbeat (long QT syndrome), or a family history of long QT syndrome
  • May cause dizziness or drowsiness. Limit alcohol intake
  • Not approved for use in women and children

 

Interactions

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

  • Products that may interact with this medication include:
    • Alpha-blockers (eg, doxazosin), medicines for high blood pressure, nitrates (eg, isosorbide, nitroglycerin), or nitroprusside, certain antiarrhythmics (eg, amiodarone, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol), Azole antifungals (eg, itraconazole), HIV protease inhibitors (eg, indinavir, ritonavir), macrolide antibiotics (eg, erythromycin), or telithromycin, Rifampin

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and as soon as you remember, take a regular dose or if the time of the next dose is near, wait for it before taking another dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not increase the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Storage

  • Room temperature
  • Do not expose to light and moisture
  • Do not store in the bathroom
  • Keep all medications away from pets and children

 

Brands

Available Brands:

  • Levitra

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