Benefits and Advantages
While Viagra is probably the most well known drug by even people unaffected by erectile dysfunction, Levitra works longer than its blue pill counterpart. While Viagra, on average, lasts approximately four hours, this ED medication lasts approximately five hours. If a couple is enjoying a long night of lovemaking, it seems senseless to come up short when there is this alternative. In addition, this ED treatment resulted in erection, on average during trials, in sixteen minutes, over Viagra, which resulted in erection in twenty minutes. In other words, if things are heating up fast, it seems brutal for a couple to wait those precious additional minutes for an otherwise impotent partner to get ready for his performance.
In addition to its effectiveness against ED, this drug reports less side effects than Viagra, as well as stronger reports of therapeutic effectiveness over the drug Cialis. While Viagra loses some of its potency and effectiveness after consuming a large meal, this ED treatment is less affected by the consumption of food.
This is also considered the best treatment for erectile dysfunction in men also suffering from prostate problems.Potential Risks and Side Effects
As with most erectile dysfunction medications, Levitra should be completely avoided by men who are prescribed nitrates such as nitroglycerin and those who suffer from angina or blood pressure problems. This medication has shown the potential to low blood pressure to an unsafe level, producing dangerous results ranging from fainting to stroke or heart attack.
Men who use “poppers,” the crushed form of amyl nitrate inhaled for recreational euphoric effects should not combine this inhalant with this drug due to the dangers of decreased blood pressure, resulting in serious occurrences such as heart attack and stroke.
Some antibiotics, including Biaxin, Ketex, and Erythromycin, can increase the levels of this ED medication in the blood stream.
Combining this medication with any blood pressure medication presents the risk of a dangerous drop in blood pressure.
Less common side effects such as back, arm, or jaw pain; blindness, chest pain, tightness, or heaviness; chills, cold sweats, confusion, decreased vision, difficulty breathing or swallowing, dizziness, headache, fainting, irregular heartbeat, hives, nausea, nervousness, swelling the face, shortness of breath, vomiting, tiredness, or sweating should all be treated with urgency, as they may be the result of more serious conditions.
The most common side effects are warm sensation or redness in the face, neck or arms; sneezing or stuffy nose, and often eventually go away.
It is crucial to discontinue use of this medication if the patient has suffered a heart attack, stroke or severe arrhythmia in the past six months, suffer from uncontrolled blood pressure, or experience chest pain during sex.