Many years ago it used to be that Viagra was the reigning medication for erectile dysfunction. Over the past few years newer medications have been put on the market that work to treat erectile dysfunction. One of these medications is Levitra. Here is a look at who should take it and any adverse side effects that might come from taking this type of medication.
Levitra is prescribed for those that suffer from erectile dysfunction. It is an oral pill that is taken about 60 minutes before sexual activity and it will last for about four hours after taking it. It is not recommended to use medications like this more than once in a 24-hour period. It is a good idea to approach the topic of taking this or any other type of erectile dysfunction medication with your doctor if you notice a decrease in sexual activity due to erectile dysfunction.
As with all medications, there are minor and severe side effects that can occur while on Levitra. The minor side effects can range from headache, upset stomach, heartburn and flu-like symptoms. The severe side effects include erections that last for more than four hours, loss of vision/hearing, dizziness, hives and rashes that should be taken seriously. Should these happen while you are on Levitra it is important to consult a health care provider right away. It is also not recommend that people take this type of medication if you have a heart condition, have suffered a stroke or are on beta-blockers as these can cause major side effect to occur.
All this information might sound similar to Viagra. This medication works in a similar way to Viagra and is very similar to it. In fact, this is just another alternative for those suffering from erectile dysfunction in case Viagra or other medications do not work for them.