is a medication type that belongs to the class of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors and is widely used for the treatment of male impotence. Small pills are really effective in helping men to achieve penile erection needed for sexual activity. How is it possible? The medication allows a comparatively greater blood flow to the penis, if a man is sexually aroused (Levitra works only with the sexual stimulation, but cannot increase sexual desire).
Why can’t it work without stimulation? The answer is pretty clear: those chemicals that trigger erection can be released only if a man is aroused. The medication itself does not have any effect on the chemicals being released. Everything it can do is keeping these chemicals in the penis longer.
How Effective Is It?
is known for being effective at helping most users attain and sustain better erections. However, many men respond to its work in different ways. This depends on various underlying causes of impotence. The severity of the cause predetermines the results to be expected.
However, it is forbidden to take the medication without proper consultation. Tell your doctor not only about sexual problems you have faced, but also mention of the medical history, paying special attention to:
- bleeding disorders
- stroke in the past 6 months
- penis conditions (including Peyronie’s disease, angulation and fibrosis)
- kidney disease
- active stomach ulcers
- liver disease
- history of painful or prolonged erection
- heart problems (including life-threatening irregular heartbeat or heart attack in the past 6 months, heart failure or chest pain)
- eye problems (namely decreased vision from NAION, retinitis pigmentosa)
- low or blood pressure
- conditions that increase the risk of priapism (including leukemia, sickle cell anemia or multiple myeloma)
There are cases, when the medication doesn’t provide expected results the very first time the person takes them. However, this doesn’t mean you are to give up and stop taking. The reason why the drug doesn’t work may be that the man is not sufficiently aroused. It also doesn’t mean you are to seek for alternative medication or take a higher dose, as it may lead to side effects.
Levitra and Drug Interaction
What medications are able to change the plasma concentration of the drug? To their number belong:
1. HIV protease inhibitors
5. blockers and medicines that treat an enlarged prostate
6. high blood pressure medications
Keep in mind that alone cannot work like a magic pill. It requires sufficient arousal to start working. For an erection to happen there must be sex-related satisfaction. After the intercourse the drug will wear off within several hours. The erection will soon decrease and all the effects will disappear.