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With erectile dysfunction, the penis cannot become firm or stay firm enough during sexual activity. Levitra is a medication which can help with erectile dysfunction. The active ingredient in Levitra is Vardenafil. This ensures that the widening of blood vessels which is necessary to maintain an erection can actually take place.
Medically reviewed by G.L. Merkens on December 17, 2018
Levitra is a capsule which is used to treat erection problems. The active ingredient in Levitra is Vardenafil, which facilitates an erection. You can only purchase Levitra with a prescription.
Widening of the blood vessels (vasodilation) is triggered by substances released into the penis during sexual activity. The active ingredient Vardenafil inhibits the breakdown of these vasodilating substances. Thus they are present for longer, and in greater quantities. This helps to maintain the erection during sexual activity.
Sexual stimulation must take place for the medication to become operative, and in most cases Levitra works at an optimal level after half an hour and will be non-functional after 4 to 5 hours.
For the desired effect, take Levitra capsules half an hour to an hour before sexual activity. If you experience nausea, taking a capsule with some food can help.
Then, you can take the capsule 1 to 2 hours in advance, because the body absorbs the active substance less quickly when there is food in the stomach.
Do not take the medication more than once a day, otherwise its side effects may increase. With prolonged use, there is a chance that the effect will decrease and a higher Levitra dosage may be required. Always discuss this with your doctor.
Vardenafil has been on the international market since 2003. It is available on prescription in capsule form under the brand name Levitra. You cannot buy Levitra prescription-free. A doctor's prescription is required for both Levitra 10 mg and Levitra 20 mg.
Always check that any websites offering Levitra have the correct certification. Levitra is a reputable brand and cannot just be sold haphazardly. Where Levitra is offered at a low price it implies the website is unreliable and that the products may not be authentic.