Levitra is a treatment similar to Viagra, whose objective is to treat erectile problems linked to the phenomenon known as impotence.
Impotence is when a man is unable to achieve a penile erection, or, can only do so for a very short time, which does not allow him to be completely unrestricted in his sex life.
To qualify as erectile dysfunction, this phenomenon must happen both frequently and persistently, and among men who are in a state of excitement, and who have no libido problems (It is also commonly known as sexual failure).
This anomaly is more common than we think, but the taboo that surrounds it minimises its scope. Levitra is, specifically, an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. It is a treatment that allows the user to obtain a rigidity of the penis every time it is taken. However, it does not cure the problem in the long term, and the man must take Levitra every time he has sex to achieve an erection.
Levitra, a drug from Bayer
Table of Contents
Levitra is similar to the famous Viagra. This world famous blue pill has certainly seen many competitors appear since the patent held by Pfizer fell into the public domain. Levitra is now produced by the Bayer laboratories. Its base is Vardenafil, which is also the name of the active ingredient in Levitra.
Levitra is well known and widespread on the market. Its advantage over other brands and competitors is firstly that it works faster, and is more quickly effective. It is possible to get an erection just 25 minutes after taking the drug. This allows the user to predict his need in a much shorter time, allowing him to be more spontaneous.
The other main advantage is that side effects associated with vision problems are even less frequent.
How this treatment works against impotence
Levitra acts on the consequences, i.e. the inability to achieve an erection. The drug does not act on the causes that prevent an erection to occur.
The causes can be of two types: organic and psychological.
Organic: Firstly, it may be your eating habits (alcohol, tobacco…), other medications you are taking, or diseases (diabetes) you might be suffering from that are preventing you from getting a penile erection.
Psychological: Then, many erections that are not obtained are due to intense stress, or too much emotion when making love.
These men are, effectively, emotionally overwhelmed by the very thought of having a sexual relationship, and this disrupts the transmission of the nervous stimuli. These psychological causes are not just related to sex itself, but also to the stress of everyday life or depression. Both of these can affect your nervous system, even unconsciously, and even if you are sexually aroused.
Under normal conditions, when the brain is sexually stimulated, it sends impulses to the penile muscles in the form of nerve signals through the erector nerves.
These signals will be at the origin of an erector mechanism which will lead to increased blood flow in the penile system:
- The cGMP will see their concentration increase
- The corpus cavernosum (smooth muscle) relaxes
- The blood flow and the spongy body swells with blood, the penis size increases
- Penile veins, usually responsible for draining blood from the penis are compressed. No longer able to fulfil their function, blood pressure increases and an erection occurs.
- At the time of ejaculation, the phenomenon is reversed with the apparition of PDE5 enzymes that destroy cGMP enzymes and thus allow the restoration of the venous return. The blood is removed, the smooth muscles contract and the penis becomes soft.
In this mechanism, Levitra will, therefore, act on the restoration of the message receipt, which is disturbed by the surplus PDE5 enzymes present from the start.
The active ingredient of Levitra, Vardenafil, degrades these enzymes and thus creates the normal conditions for an erection. This is why we say that this drug belongs to the family of PDE-5 (Phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitors. And that is why it is necessary to have sexual stimulation, as Levitra allows the conditions to return to normal at the enzymic level and thus facilitate the transmission of the sexual impulse: it is still necessary that there is sexual stimulation.
Note: If your sexual problem is actually an issue of decreased sexual desire, Levitra will be ineffective.
Levitra Dosage (2.5mg/5mg/10mg/20mg)
How to take it: Levitra comes in the form of 30 soluble tablets to be taken orally. The man should take a tablet with some water between 25 minutes and an hour before sex. It can be taken between meals without a problem, and with alcohol during a romantic dinner.
However, note that alcohol does not encourage the appearance of erection, even in men with no impotence problems. So avoid this association to maximise the chances of getting a satisfactory penile erection.
At the time of intercourse, the man should be excited and / or sexually stimulated to encourage the emergence of a penile erection. This is a prerequisite to ensure the effectiveness of the drug.
Various dosages exist, which depend on the health condition of the individual, on the origin of his erectile dysfunction, and its severity.
The first dose is 2.5mg. This corresponds to first-degree erectile dysfunction, which mainly concerns stressed individuals who manage to get low to normal erection, but who find that sexual breakdown and/or shortly lasting erections can happen relatively often.
The second dose is 5 mg. People with a low level of impotence are advised to take this dose. This refers to recurring erectile dysfunction: in this context, the man cannot get a normal erection, but from time to time erections might occur, although rare and short-lived.
Note: it is also likely that older men will take this dose. This dose is also recommended for patients at risk, to assess their tolerance for Levitra and introduce them to this treatment.
The third dose is 10 mg. This corresponds to a moderate erectile disorder, which concerns very emotional men who cannot get an erection at all. It can also affect men who suffer from some illness.
The fourth dose is 20 mg. It concerns people who suffer from a severe, persistent and systematic erectile dysfunction. There is often a dual cause, organic and psychological. The men involved are often highly emotional and extremely stressed men, or who have had surgery or been affected by a disease, or, a combination of these factors.
Your doctor will be able to prescribe the dose that best fits your situation. It is important to discuss the details of your condition with him, not to mention your emotions and psychological state that may contribute to your state of impotence.
Do not try to increase the single dose, and be sure to follow the prescribed doses. Indeed, your doctor administered the dose that suits you best. Taking a double dose thinking that this will extend or stiffen your erection is a mistake. However, if you see that it is ineffective, or if you are not satisfied with your erection, talk to your doctor and he will guide and steer you towards a higher dose, but only when it is necessary and safe.
Whatever the chosen dosage, you should never take Levitra more than once a day, even if your dose does not exceed 20 mg!
Levitra Orodispersible (10 mg)
This is another version of this sexual failure drug that has the advantage of being more discreet when taking it.
This orodispersible version of Levitra comes in the form of soluble tablets, which do not require a glass of water to be ingested.
You can simply place them on (or under) the tongue so that they are diluted, dispersed and are ingested by the male body.
Thanks to this mode of administration, the treatment is faster and it can be taken more discretely. It, therefore, promotes spontaneous use that does not require the interruption of intercourse.
The only available dosage is 10mg and doctors tend to prescribe the drug to male individuals who are already used to taking the “classic” version of this treatment (aside from 20 mg).
Levitra side effects
Frequent to rare side effects may occur when taking Levitra, whether you take it is ad hoc or daily. Many men never will see the side effects, while others may experience them more, with bodies and physical conditions being different in each individual. The list below is not exhaustive, and you have to be vigilant: consult a doctor if you notice the occurrence or recurrence of the effects listed below, or any strange phenomenon that awakens your doubt.
The first known side effect is the appearance of headaches, found by 10% of patients. Next is blurred vision and dizziness, but these are both very rare. Still, because of the possible occurrence of these side effects, people handling machinery or driving vehicles must be vigilant throughout the duration of their Levitra use, and avoid taking Levitra just before an activity requiring this kind of concentration.
Finally, you can potentially experience hot flashes, palpitations (uncommon) and gastrointestinal problems (nausea, abdominal pain), nasal congestion and discharge.
Levitra precautions and contraindications
Levitra should be taken with caution, especially for people at risk. Depending on your background and your physical condition, increased observation—or even a total ban—are in order. Your doctor is best able to advise you and inform you about potential risks, or to ways to behave, and what to look for.
He will perform a complete medical evaluation, including a cardiac examination to determine whether or not you can use Levitra.
It is therefore not advised that individuals who are hypersensitive to the active substance of Levitra, Vardenafil, take the drug, or to any of these notable excipients.
People who have had or have any of the following conditions are also contraindicated and should not take Levitra:
Finally, the following drug interactions prohibit the use of Levitra:
- the use of other enzyme inhibitors (CYP3A4) in men older than 75 years. Particularly people using antivirals as part of an HIV treatment such as Ritonavir and Indinavir should not take Levitra.
- treatment containing nitrates used to treat heart failure and notably, angina.
How do I buy Levitra Vardenafil online & in Australia?
As you probably know, Levitra cannot be purchased without a prescription. With treatment subject to medical prescription, you need to get a prescription in order to benefit from the drug.
Buy Levitra in an Australian pharmacy
For this, several choices are available to you. The first is to carry out a medical examination with your doctor and then go to the pharmacy to purchase the treatment. As you can imagine, talking about erectile dysfunction or male impotence can be relatively difficult for some men. For some, this actually causes a feeling of inferiority. It is too much trouble to have to speak to his doctor and then to the pharmacy.
Buy Levitra online in Australia
The solution that exists today is to carry out a medical consultation online.
This concept has now been in place for a decade in Europe, where online clinics offer their services to provide a remote medical examination. Patients complete a detailed medical form describing their health status, their history and their medical problems. A medical team is then responsible for verifying if the patient’s health allows him to buy Levitra online. If this happens, the patient will, according to the online clinics, receive the treatment within 24 hours to 3 days.
Buying Levitra Online allows the user to avoid taboos with his doctor or pharmacy.
The other advantage of ordering Levitra online is to save time. Some people sometimes have difficulty getting an appointment with the doctor for lack of time, or the doctor’s time is filled, perhaps because their own diary is overbooked. Ordering online from home or from work represents a significant advantage.
What is the price of Levitra Online & in Australia?
Unlike drugs that can be bought without a prescription, treatments requiring medical prescription have unrestricted prices. In UK, there are no regulations fixing the prices of these treatments. Pharmacists can then choose the price of the prescription drugs they offer. It is important to note that Levitra is not reimbursed by social security.
Levitra price: Buy in an Australian pharmacy
According to various studies, Levitra pharmacy prices generally range from £25 to £35 for 4 to 8 10mg pills and £55 to £80 for 8 to 12 20mg pills of Levitra. The cost of your doctor’s consultation must also be added to this price.
Levitra price: Buy Levitra online in Australia
Online, the price of Levitra is slightly higher. This price difference can be explained by the integration of the medical consultation and delivery costs. Online, 4 20mg pills of Levitra sell for between £40 and £60.
Caution: Alfadoc recommends that you are careful when buying Levitra online. Many sites attract the attention of users with very creative titles like “cheap Levitra”, “cheaper Levitra”, “without prescription”. Pay attention, abnormally low prescription drug prices often hide counterfeits which may be very dangerous to your health.
[su_box title=”Sources” box_color=”#1eb0bc”]
- Side effects: Webmd
- Vardenafil: Wikipedia
- How does it work: Healthline
- How to buy Levitra Vardenafil: Cialisforum.com
Medical review on April 2, 2017 by Dr. Davis Taylor