The active ingredient of the film-coated tablets Levitra® is vardenafil.

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Levitra® is used at erectile dysfunction (ED) in men used. This is when you have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection for longer Effect of Levitra® to achieve, it may be necessary that the The patient is sexually stimulated.

From Women should the drug Levitra® not taken become.


Not taken should be the drug Levitra® if one Hypersensitivity (allergy) against the active ingredient vardenafil or other components of the drug. The hypersensitivity reaction can turn out to be Skin rash, itching, swelling of the face or lips, and shortness of breath express.

Another contraindication for taking Levitra® is the simultaneous use of drugs against Heart disease, the presence of severe cardiac or Liver disease, Dialysis requirement, recent occurrence stroke or Heart attack, low blood pressure, rare hereditary eye diseases (retinitis pigmentosa), taking ritonavir or indinavir (used to HIV therapy), Taking ketoconazole / itraconazole (against Fungal infection)

Application Notes

Levitra® should exactly according to the instructions of the attending physician. It is strictly forbidden to lower or increase the dose yourself without consulting a doctor!

The tablet should about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual intercourse be taken. After ingestion it can be within 25 minutes to 4-5 hours get an erection during sexual stimulation.
Avoided should be that Drinking grapefruit juiceif the drug Levitra® is taken, as this can affect the effectiveness of the drug.

Becomes Drunk alcohol while taking medication, can the present Erectile dysfunction made worse become.
The drug Levitra® is allowed no more than once in a 24 hour period to be taken one tablet of Levitra® whole with a glass of water swallowed, ideally not after a difficult to digest or high fat meal, since the effect can then be greatly delayed.

Side effects

Side effects of Levitra® can be:

  • a headache
  • Facial flushing
  • Heartburn, nausea
  • dizziness
  • stuffy or "runny" nose
  • Increased sense of glare
  • increased or decreased blood pressure
  • Faint
  • increased muscle tension
  • Visual disturbances
  • spontaneous or painful erection

Drug interactions

It can increase with the simultaneous use of Levitra® and other drugs mutual disorders of drug action come. These include the following drugs in particular:

  • Medicines for angina pectoris ("Chest pain"), so-called nitrates or nitrogen monoxide donors (risk of dangerous drop in blood pressure)
  • Erythromycin (antibiotic)
  • Alpha blockers (used to treat high blood pressure and benign prostate enlargement)
  • Anticoagulants ("blood thinners")

Warning notices

Sexual activity can occur in the presence of Heart trouble sometimes dangerous be because it is a physical exertion / stress acts. When a Deformity or disease of the penis is present, the use of Levitra® can sometimes be dangerous as it can lead to a uncontrollable swelling can come.

Another complication of taking Levitra® can be a painful permanent erection without sexual arousal to be (priapism), if you have sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia.

Levitra® is also not to be taken, when a Stomach ulcer is present or the patient at one Bleeding disorder (e.g. hemophilia) suffers.

Treatment with Levitra® is also not recommended while taking other potency enhancing agents.

As some people take Levitra® too Dizziness or deterioration in vision may come under the influence of the drug not driven a car and no machine operated become.

Under no circumstances should the drug be taken by children, adolescents under the age of 18 or women!