Erectile Dysfunction

Levitra And Erectile Dysfunction

Levitra is the same type of drug as Viagra & Cialis and works in a similar way. The active component of Levitra is vardenafil.

Levitra increases blood flow to the penis and gives you an erection. It works a little bit faster than viagra and the effects last a bit longer at around 9 – 12 hours.

Along with Viagra and Cialis it has revolutionised the treatment of impotence and brought millions of men untold pleasure and happiness.

How Levitra works

It increases the blood flow to your penis by making the arteries a bit bigger and you get an erection. As with Viagra and Cialis you need to have amorous thoughts and be sexually aroused to have the full effect.

Levitra is a good treatment for erectile dysfunction as the majority of cases are due to inadequate blood flow into the penis. Most causes of erectile dysfunction involve problems getting enough blood into the penis.

How effective is Levitra

The answer is very effective. Both in studies and clinical use around 4 in 5 men report a pleasing result.

How does an erection occur?

To put it very simply there are 4 steps.

You get sexually excited

The arteries to the penis relax and widen so more blood flows into the penis

The blood caused the hard erection

The veins are squeezed so blood can’t flow away and you keep the erection

You need a complex combination of nerves and arteries to achieve this naturally. If either or both are damaged then impotence can happen and Levitra can help

When You Should Take Levitra

Take a tablet around 30 minutes before you wan to have sex. It stays in your system and having an effect for around 9 – 12 hours. However if you take  Levitra at the same time as a high fat meal the onset of action (your erection) may be delayed.

What Dose To Take

It comes in 5, 10 and 20 mg tablets. Have a discussion with the online clinic but probably it’s easiest to start at 10 mg and gauge he effects. You can always increase the dose up to a maximum of 20 mg. Don’t take more than 20mg in 24 hours.

Can anyone take levitra?

No, Levitra must be used with caution if you have bleeding disorders (such as haemophilia, Von Willibrands disease etc), active stomach or duodenal ulcers. If you have susceptibility to a long QT interval or are taking drugs which prolong the QT interval be careful with dosage.

What are the side effects?

Most of the side effects are the same as you may have with Viagra or Cialis and they include indigestion, nausea, vomiting, facial flushing, headaches, nasal congestion, and visual disturbances.  The good news is the problems  are often mild and soon resolve.  rarer problems that may happen are red sore eyes, irregular heart beats, nose bleeds and either low or high blood pressure.

When Not To Take Levitra?

Levitra has effects on the heart and blood pressure. It should not be taken by patients already on nitrates such as GTN spray and should be used with care in patients with angina on exercise. If you have a history of heart disease, stroke or blood pressure problems you may not be able to take levitra but complete the FREE online consultation so a doctor can make the final decision.

It can interact with some drugs and grapefruit juice.

It should not be taken if you have a previous history of non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy.

The medical questionnaire will usually cover these points and must be completed fully..

Nitrate containing medicines include


Glyceryl trinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, isosorbide dinitrate

Amyl nitrate (poppers)