What is Levitra?
Levitra is an erectile dysfunction medication that helps you get and stay hard when you want to have sex. Levitra:
- Takes 30 to 60 mins to start working
- Lasts for 4 to 6 hours
- Works for 54% to 74% of men who try it
Levitra is a branded medication that can only be manufactured by Bayer, but there is a generic medication that other companies can make called Vardenafil. Vardenafil works in the exact same way as Levitra, and has the same active ingredient, but can be a cheaper option as it is not branded.
How to take Levitra
- Before taking Levitra, read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medication
- Take Levitra one hour before you want to have sex
- Swallow your tablet whole, with water if needed
- Do not take Levitra more than once every 24 hours
For the best results:
- Don’t eat a heavy meal before using Levitra
- Avoid drinking alcohol
- Avoid grapefruit juice
How does Levitra work?
Levitra belongs to a group of medications that are known as ‘PDE-5 inhibitors’. They work by relaxing the blood vessels in your penis, which increases blood flow to the area and helps you get an erection. Levitra will not help you get an erection if you are not aroused.
The effectiveness of Levitra is impacted by several factors, including:
- the cause and severity of your ED
- how aroused you are
- your general health
- whether you smoke (smoking can restrict blood flow)
- whether you have drunk alcohol or taken drugs
- whether you have eaten recently (Levitra works better on an empty stomach)
- specifically whether you have eaten grapefruit (which impacts the body’s ability to digest Levitra)