Levitra is the generic brand for vardenafil, a prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. Levitra is a cheap alternative to Kamagra, Viagra and Cilas but it works as effectively. Levitra belongs to a class of drug known as phosphodiesterase inhibitors which acts by inhibiting an enzyme PDE5 from working too rapidly in the penis thereby helping a man get and keep an erection during sexual activity as a result of increases venous congestion. However, Levitra doesn’t brings erection by itself but with physical stimulation of the penis. Levitra is available in two forms; a typical tablet and an orally disintegrating tablet that is taken without water.

Levitra vs. Viagra vs. Cilas?

These three medication works by increasing the flow of blood to the penis so a man can get erection when he is sexually aroused. These medications work by a similar mechanism to cause erections, however there are slight differences in the efficacy of the drug and how long it works. Levitra works a little longer than Viagra; Levitra’s effect works for 5hours while the latter works for 4hours but they both start work in 30minutes. Cilas on the other hand is stronger and works a bit faster, it starts work in about 15minutes and the effect last up to 36hours.

Levitra dosage form and doses

Levitra is available in four forms; 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg and 20mg and it is only available in orange flavor. For the treatment of erectile dysfunction, the recommended dosage for orally disintegrating tablet is just a single dose of 10mg just once in a day and it should be taken one hour prior to sex. For the typical tablet, the recommended dosage is 10mg once a day, one hour before sex. Adults of 65years of age and above, should take 5mg dose a day, one hour before sex. Headache, flushing, running nose, indigestion and stomach upset are the most commonly reported adverse reaction of Levitra medication.

Patients should contact their doctor if unpleasant adverse reaction persists.

Severe side effects includes:

painful erection that lasts more than four hours; and this can be dangerous if left untreated, nausea and vomiting, cold and chills, sudden tiredness, sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes. Patients are advised to withdraw Levitra medication and contact their doctor immediately once they experience sudden decrease in hearing or loss of vision. Warning: Levitra medication should not be taken with street drugs containing nitrates which are known as hoppers. Also, inform your doctor about any prescription or OTC drugs you are taking before starting Levitra medication. Levitra can be bought online and the cost ranges from 30pills of 20mg for $80, 60pills of 20mg for $155, 90pills of 20mg for $230. Levitra is manufactured by Bayer Healthcare pharmaceuticals.