Why Levitra for erectile dysfunction?
Levitra is quite similar to its predecessor, the ultra-successful Pfizer Viagra, which had a five-year head start in the erectile dysfunction market. It works in the same as other PDE5 inhibitors, treating impotence of all severities in men. This drug enables men to have complete, long-lasting erections, resulting in successful intercourse. However, Levitra sometimes may become less effective in patients suffering from diabetes, though it may not always be the case. Recommended for use once in a 24-hour period, Levitra can be taken earlier in the day if sexual activity is anticipated for the same day.
This is an approved, oral medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. Levitra (chemical name is vardenafil), relaxes blood vessels and muscles in the male sex organ which increases the flow of blood which ultimately results in an erection.
A 10mg tablet of Levitra is recommended for use about 60 minutes before anticipated sexual activity. Depending on individual response, dosage can be either increased or decreased. Levitra is also available in lower doses of 2.5mg and 5mg.
How does Levitra work?
Levitra, the second drug to be approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, acts as a reverse phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5) inhibitor. This drug, a PDE5 inhibitor, helps increase the erectile response to sexual stimulation. Levitra lasts longer than Viagra but no where near matches the large window of effectiveness of Cialis. Sexual stimulation is required for an erection to take place and for Levitra to work effectively.
The chemical name of Levitra is Vardenafil and generally comes in different potencies of 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg tablets. Its most highly recommended dosage is a 10mg tablet that is taken orally 60 minutes before anticipated sexual activity. Levitra is known to be highly effective for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and for most people, it results in a complete erection – a prerequisite for successful intercourse – leaving the person completely satisfied.
Levitra is manufactured and marketed by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and has no generic substitute. It is available in tablet form and is used to treat impotence in men.
Levitra was successfully evaluated by conducting both randomized and placebo-controlled clinical trials. More than 2,000 men, suffering from erectile dysfunction, participated in these trials. A sexual function questionnaire was used for the assessment of the effectiveness of the drug. It was found that Levitra helped improve achievement and maintenance of penile erection.