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Levitra is a medicine taken by mouth for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. ED is a condition where the penis does not harden and expand when a man is sexually excited, or when he cannot keep an erection. Levitra may help a man with ED get and keep an erection when he is sexually excited. Levitra must be used only under a doctor's care.
Levitra does not:
- cure ED
- increase a man’s sexual desire
- protect a man or his partner from sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Speak to your healthcare professional about ways to guard against sexually transmitted diseases.
- serve as a male form of birth control
Levitra is only for men with ED. Levitra is not for women or children. Levitra must be used only under a healthcare professional’s care.
Side Effects of Levitra
Levitra can cause your blood pressure to drop suddenly to an unsafe level if it is taken with certain other medicines such as nitrates and alpha-blockers, and recreational drugs that contain nitrates called "poppers". A sudden drop in your blood pressure could cause you to become dizzy, faint, or have a heart attack or stroke. Tell all your healthcare professionals that you take Levitra. If you need emergency medical care for a heart problem, it will be important for your healthcare professionals to know when you last took Levitra.Levitra may uncommonly cause:
- an erection that won’t go away (priapism)
- vision changes, such as seeing a blue tinge to objects or having difficulty telling the difference between the colors blue and green
Some common side effects with Levitra include:
- stuffy or runny nose
- upset stomach
Who Should Not Take Levitra
Do not take Levitra if you:
- take any medicines called “nitrates”
- use recreational drugs called "poppers" like amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate
- have been told by your healthcare professional not to have sexual activity because you have health problems
Interactions with Levitra
Levitra and certain other medicines can interact with each other. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.
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