Levitra is a medication used to treat patients with erectile dysfunction, a condition that compromises the patient’s ability to have proper, long-lasting erections and perform sexually in the expected way. It differs from most other medications for the same predicament, in that Levitra presents a dosage of the substance known as Vardenafil, while the most common ones are presentations of the substance Sildenafil, which was discovered back in the 90s as useful to improve erections, in an accidental experiment that was instead trying to find solutions for angina pectoris and hypertension.
The usage of Vardenafil is more modern, and seeks to be an improvement on the effects of Sildenafil. While the latter is extremely efficient and a proven way to treat the dysfunction, the way the substance spreads on the patient’s body requires that it is not competing with other substances to be absorbed, so a person taking Viagra, for example, should take the pill with an empty stomach. Vardenafil, sold with the brand name Levitra, tries to improve on that situation by acting in such a way that the patient can trust the substance to start working about an hour after ingestion, or sometimes faster in some patients, regardless of what he has eaten, provided that those were not particularly heavy foods. While this may not seem as a big difference at first, if we imagine someone struggling to plan their lives around their ingestion of the substance, and their expectation to have a sexual relationship on that day, or perhaps throughout several days, Levitra comes in as an offer for much more commodity and comfort in the administering of the medication.
Besides that, there are not many differences between the medications, and even though Levitra doesn’t count with a name as popular as Viagra, patients can be quite safe if they want to try it out, or transition to it, even though, as well as with any medication of this type, checking everything with your doctor, and count with a proper prescription, is paramount. Levitra has shown a propensity to cause nausea in some patients, but, beyond that, it does not present any other risks that are different from similar drugs. The rare dangers of priapism, body pains, facial flushing, hypotension, and, in very extreme and rare cases, heart-attacks, are shared by all other substances that are known to help with erectile dysfunction, and, also as the others, the relationship with other drugs is delicate and presents some dangers, but doctors will be fully aware of all those complications, and able to help the patient prevent them.
Levitra is presented as a pill to be ingested orally, and can be bought on almost any pharmacies in Australia, needing a proper prescription to be bought. It is usually available in small dosages, that can be added together – as in taking more than one pill at a time – according to medical advice. It is usually sold ranging from -20 a pill, regardless of the dosage, which comes in either 10mg or 20mg. Cost-efficiency should be balanced against other drugs taking into consideration the added commodity it offers, and how relevant that can be to the specific patient, since in terms of efficiency there are no considerable differences between the product and other similar ones.
General Practitioner. I worked in hospitals in Melbourne and Sydney.