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Levitra Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Levitra is a prescription medicine and it is used to treat erectile dysfunction. It is also used to control chest pain. Levitra is an oral drug for male impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction (ED). It works by dilating blood vessels in the penis.

Levitra Dosage

  • The usual starting doses range is 5 milligrams to 20 milligrams. The recommended starting dose is 10 milligrams for most people. But, if you're 65 or older, then your doctor may start your dosage at 5 milligrams.
  • If you have moderate liver impairment, then the usual starting dose is 5 milligrams

Uses of Levitra

  • Levitra is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Levitra

Before taken Levitra medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Levitra. Side effects may include:

  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Flushing
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Allergic reaction
  • Chest pain
  • Swelling of the ankles or legs
  • Shortness of breath

Warnings and precautions before taking Levitra:

  • If you have heart problems, then you should stop taking Levitra.
  • If you develop angina after taking Levitra, then you should consult with your doctor immediately.
  • If you have severe kidney or liver problems, a bleeding disorder, stomach ulcer, then you should use Levitra with caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Levitra with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Levitra with the following:

  • Amiodarone
  • Erythromycin
  • Indinavir
  • Itraconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Nifedipine
  • Procainamide
  • Quinidine

After taken Levitra if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Levitra overdose include:

  • Chest pain
  • Back pain
  • Dizziness
  • An irregular heartbeat
  • Abnormal vision
  • Swelling of the ankles or legs

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