Why do men get erectile dysfunction?
There are a variety of factors that can lead to erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can be, but is by no means always, a sign of impaired circulation. It should always be reported to a doctor.
Some causes are related to lifestyle choices such as smoking, drug use, and excessive drinking. In other cases, the cause can be psychological. Emotional problems such as performance anxiety and even stress can negatively impact erectile function.
On rare occasions, erectile dysfunction can occur after an operation or injuries. If this is the case, medication might not be effective and an operation or implant may be required.
Why choose Levitra?
Levitra usually remains effective for 4-5 hours. This doesn’t mean that erections will be continuous during this period, rather that erections are likely to be improved with arousal during that time-frame.
Cialis/tadalafil, Viagra/sildenafil, and Spedra are alternative tablet treatments for erectile dysfunction and are also available to buy in various strengths and pack sizes after completing the same medical consultation.
Dr Fox also supplies Vitaros cream, a non-tablet treatment for ED.
Taking Levitra for the first time
Levitra is available in three strengths: 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg doses. The usual starting dose is 10mg taken 1 to 2 hours before an erection is required. 10mg of Levitra is equivalent to around 50mg of Viagra. Levitra should not be taken more than once daily.
Levitra 10mg orodispersible tablets are a dissolvable form of vardenafil that has a faster onset of action than a pill which is swallowed.
Reduced dose when 100mg starting dose is highly effective.
Starting dose recommended for most men taking for first time.
Higher-strength dose for when 100mg provides unsatisfactory results.
Does it work every time?
The effects of PDE5 inhibitors are usually consistent and predictable. Generally, if Levitra has worked before, it will work every time.
If the cause of erectile dysfunction is psychological, specialist treatment may be required – such as cognitive behavioural therapy or counselling.
Erectile dysfunction can be a symptom of serious underlying health conditions such as atherosclerosis and heart disease. Any trouble with erectile performance should be taken to a doctor for a full assessment.
Are there any side effects of Levitra?
Most men will not experience side effects when taking Levitra. Side effects can include congestion, headache, dizziness and sometimes muscle pain.
On rare occasions, erectile dysfunction medication produces prolonged and painful erections, a condition called a priapism. If left untreated this can cause permanent damage to the penis and medical attention should be sought immediately if an erection lasts more than 2 hours.
When not to take Levitra
Levitra is contraindicated in men with a history of angina, recent heart attack, recent stroke, high or low blood pressure and a range of less common medical conditions. There is no upper age limit for the use of Levitra.
Some medications interact with Levitra, particularly a type of medicines used to treat angina, known as nitrates. The combination of Levitra and nitrates can result in significant episodes of low blood pressure.
Dr Fox online consultations check for contraindications and interactions before prescriptions can be issued.