Brand 20 mg of this pill is being made by the German pharmaceutical company, Bayer and also by the GlaxoSmithKline.
It has been approved by the Food and Drug Administrations in the year 2003 and is available in the dosage strengths of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg and 20 mg.
Brand Levitra is used to treat erectile dysfunction where a man is unable to get and keep an erection that is required for a successful sexual intercourse.
The pill works by relaxing the muscles in the walls of blood vessels thereby increasing blood flow to the penis as a result of which a firm erection is achieved.
To get a strong penile erection with brand Levitra, sexual stimulation is a requisite. Men should be sexually aroused for the pill to act in the body.
With brand Levitra, a man can perform sexual intercourse without any distress and the effect of the pill stays in the body for quite a long time.
If your erection is lasting longer than four hours, it is important that you seek medical help immediately. You might note a sudden drop in your blood pressure rates if you are taking any other drug along with brand Levitra.
If you are taking any nitrate drug like nitroglycerin or riociguat i.e. Adempas, then you should refrain from using brand Levitra. Men can avoid drinking grapefruit juice or alcohol so as to avert any uncomfortable reactions in the body.
Brand Levitra is indicated for oral administration, so can be taken by mouth with or without food. Usually it is taken an hour before planned sexual activity and its effect can last for about three to four hours in the body.
The recommended dosage of brand Levitra for most patients is 25 mg and the maximum recommended dosage is 100 mg. It should be taken only once per day.
The dosage strength of brand Levitra can be increased or decreased from time to time depending upon a person’s erectile problem and the performance of the pill.
Taking brand Levitra with high fat meal may take a long time for the pill to start working. Also, this drug does not work without sexual stimulation.
Common side effects of this medication include,
Serious side effects of this medication include,
If you experience any of the above side effects, stop using this medicine and report about it to the physician immediately.
Certain medicines that are antibiotics, anti-fungal medicines, drugs that treat prostate disorder and high blood pressure can interfere with the working process of the medication.
Contradictions can happen if it is taken along with meds that are used for the treatment of HIV/ AIDS or drugs that are used to maintain heart rhythm.
Brand Levitra when taken with some other erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra and Cialis can cause drug interaction. Inform your physician if you are taking medication containing sildenafil, tadalafil or avanafil.