WHAT IS VARDENAFIL (LEVITRA)?
Vardenafil is a medication commonly used for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. Levitra is the branded version of this medication produced by Bayer. This medication is available in three different strengths, 5mg, 10mg and 20mg. It is also available as an orodispersible (melt in the mouth) 10mg tablet, which melts in the mouth allowing faster absorption of the medication.
HOW DOES VARDENAFIL WORK?
Vardenafil (Levitra) is a potent phosphodiesterase (PDE5) enzyme inhibitor that works by dilating blood vessels in the penis, increasing blood flow to this region helping to get and maintain an erection in response to arousal.
HOW DO I TAKE VARDENAFIL?
Vardenafil (Levitra) tablets should be swallowed with water or placed on the tongue and allowed to melt before swallowing. The may be taken with or without food, however taking them with a large or fatty meal may delay the onset of activity. Vardenafil (Levitra) should be taken on a when required basis approximately 25 minutes before any proposed sexual activity which action lasting for up to 4-5 hours. The recommended starting dose in adults is 10mg that can be increased to 20mg if response is inadequate. Vardenafil (Levitra) should only be used once in a 24-hour period.
TABLETS VS ORODISPERSIBLE TABLETS
Vardenafil (Levitra) is available in two different forms. Both medications contain the same active ingredient and work in the same way. The only difference is that the orodispersible tablets melt in the mouth, making it easier for patients who find it difficult to swallow tablets. It is important to note that 10mg of orodispersible tablets is absorbed differently to a 10mg normal tablet, so your response at the same strength may not be the same.