Since Levitra has to be taken only when you want to have sexual activity there’s no strict schedule for it. However, you should follow your doctor’s recommendations concerning the dosage. You also have to remember that Levitra is to be taken not more than once a day.
Take the prescribed dosage with a full glass of water. Food does not affect Levitra absorption so you can take it even during a meal.
It usually takes about 60 minutes before Levitra
Never take PDE-5 inhibitors such as Levitra if you’re taking nitrate-containing medications used to treat chest pain. Drugs that contain nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate when combined with Levitra cause a dramatic drop in blood pressure that may lead to fainting, heart attack or stroke.
Like with any other prescription drug, Levitra may interact with other substances or medications. So make sure to inform your doctor about any prescription, non-prescription medications, vitamins, herbal supplements or street drugs that you’re using. You should also tell about any of the following conditions if you were diagnosed with such:
- heart problems
- heart attack, stroke, blood clots, angina or heart failure within the last six months
- “Long QT syndrome”
- blood pressure problems
- liver or kidney problems
- blood cell disorders
- stomach ulcer
- physically deformed penis
These conditions may require your doctor to adjust your Levitra dosage to a safe level.
Avoid drinking too much alcohol or using recreational drugs when taking Levitra in order to avoid its negative side effects. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice are known to interact with Levitra, so it is recommended to discuss it with your doctor if you have any products containing grapefruit in your dietary regimen.
It is also highly recommended to avoid mixing Levitra with other erectile dysfunction drugs such as yohimbine and alprostadil without your doctor’s approval.
Levitra side effects
Levitra side effects that require immediate cessation of the treatment include:
- vision loss
- hearing dysfunctions
- unpleasant sensations in chest area
- heartbeat problems
- swelling in limbs
- breath shortness
- vision dysfunction
- prolonged painful erection
Levitra side effects that do not pose serious concern:
- redness in your face, neck, or chest
- stuffy nose
- memory issues
- upset stomach
- pain in the back pain