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Vardenafil (Generic Levitra)

Vardenafil (Generic Levitra)

The same active ingredient as Levitra® without the brand name pricing. Health Canada approved and only a short online visit away.

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- 5mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg.

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What is Vardenafil?

Vardenafil is a prescription pill approved by Health Canada to help men who are suffering from ED. It is the generic equivalent with the same active ingredient as the brand name Levitra®.

How does Vardenafil work?

Like other PDE5 inhibitors, vardenafil works by blocking the action of the PDE5 enzyme, resulting in higher blood flow to areas of the body including your penis.

Vardenafil vs. Levitra®

Both Levitra® and Vardenafil have the same active pharmaceutical ingredient, which is vardenafil. The main difference is that Vardenafil is a fraction of the price of brand name Levitra®.

Vardenafil – FAQs

Vardenafil is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men.
Vardenafil is typically taken as an oral tablet about 60 minutes before sexual activity, with or without food.
The usual starting dose is 10 mg, but it can range from 5 mg to 20 mg depending on individual response and tolerance. The licensed healthcare provider assessing your case will determine the right dose for you. If you have had previously taken Vardenafil, please let us know and indicate the strength and frequency that you have been taking.
Common side effects include headache, flushing, nasal congestion, stomach upset, heartburn, and dizziness. Serious side effects are rare but can include an erection lasting more than 4 hours, sudden vision loss, and sudden hearing loss.
It’s crucial to inform us of all medications you’re currently taking as Vardenafil can interact with other drugs, especially nitrates and alpha-blockers. Our health practitioners will assess you based on the information you provide.
Avoid drinking alcohol, as it can increase certain side effects of Vardenafil. It’s also advisable to avoid grapefruit products as they can interact with Vardenafil and lead to unwanted effects. Our health practitioners will provide more information should they identify that a specific recommendation is needed based on the information you provide.
Vardenafil is taken as needed, so you’re not likely to miss a dose. However, do not take more than one dose within a 24-hour period, or as directed by our licensed health providers.
Store Vardenafil at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Individuals with certain preexisting medical conditions, such as heart disease, or those on medications like nitrates should not take Vardenafil unless given specific authorization by a licensed healthcare provider after an assessment.
No, Vardenafil requires a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider.
This FAQ provides general information, and it’s important to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice based on your specific medical conditions and medications. It’s essential to consult with a healthcare provider for personalized medical advice. Gambit does not replace your existing general practitioner/family doctor/healthcare provider.

Important Safety Information

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What Vardenafil does:

VARDENAFIL belongs to a class of medicine called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. Following sexual stimulation, VARDENAFIL works by helping to relax the blood vessels in your penis by allowing blood to flow into your penis. This results in improved erectile function.

When Vardenafil should not be used:

  • If you are taking any medicines containing nitrates in any form (oral, sublingual [under the tongue], skin patch, or by inhalation [spray]). Although VARDENAFIL is used occasionally, nitrates must never be used. Nitrates are found in many prescription medicines that are used in the treatment of angina pectoris (chest pain due to heart disease), such as nitroglycerin, isosorbide mononitrate, or isosorbide dinitrate. If you do not understand what nitrates are, or are unsure about whether a medication you are taking is a “nitrate”, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you take VARDENAFIL with nitrate containing medicines or any other nitrates (e.g., amyl nitrite “poppers”), your blood pressure could suddenly drop to a life-threatening level. You could get dizzy, faint, or even have a heart attack or stroke.

  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to vardenafil or the nonmedicinal ingredients in VARDENAFIL.
  • VARDENAFIL is not to be used in men for whom sexual activity is inadvisable.

This medicine has been prescribed for you personally and you should not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.

BEFORE you use VARDENAFIL talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you:

  • have heart problems (irregular heartbeats, angina, chest pain or had a heart attack). If you have heart problems, ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough to handle the extra strain of having sex. If you have chest pain, dizziness or nausea during sex, stop exerting yourself. You should not use nitrates, but you should seek immediate medical assistance.
  • are 65 years of age or over
  • have had a stroke
  • have low blood pressure or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • have liver or kidney problems
  • have sickle cell anemia (abnormality of the red blood cells), multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow) or leukemia (cancer of the white blood cells)
  • are allergic to vardenafil or any of the other ingredients of VARDENAFIL tablets
  • have a deformed penis or Peyronie’s disease
  • have ever had an erection that lasted more than 4 hours
  • have stomach ulcers or other bleeding problems.
  • have a rare inherited eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa
  • Ever had temporary, decrease, or permanent loss of vision, including a condition called Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION). The specific type of vision decrease or loss, called non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION), seems to occur rarely when blood flow to the optic nerve is reduced or blocked. Vision decrease or loss may be partial or complete, in one or very occasionally both eyes. While in some cases the condition may improve over time, it can also be irreversible. Rare cases of central serous chorioretinopathy (serous detachment of the macula layers of the retina) have been reported.
  • Rare but serious skin reactions of Stevens-Johnson’s Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) have been reported during the post-marketing period.

VARDENAFIL is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age and in women.

VARDENAFIL does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STD), including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Alcohol consumption may decrease the ability to get an erection. Patients should know how to react to the drug before operating a motor vehicle or any machinery. If you are taking VARDENAFIL and experience temporary, decrease, or permanent loss of vision, stop taking VARDENAFIL and call your doctor.

In case of chest pain occurring during or after sexual activity you should not use nitrates, but you should seek immediate medical assistance. Sudden decrease or loss of hearing has been reported in a few number of post-marketing and clinical trial cases with the use of PDE5 inhibitors, including vardenafil. It has not been established whether these are related directly to the use of these medications or to other factors. If you experience these symptoms, stop taking VARDENAFIL and call your doctor.

Drugs that may interact with VARDENAFIL include:

  • nitrates (see previous section)
  • rifampin (an antibacterial product used against tuberculosis)
  • ketoconazole or itraconazole (used against fungal infections)
  • erythromycin (an antibacterial product)
  • protease inhibitors such as ritonavir and saquinavir (HIV treatments)
  • antiarrhythmic medications (for irregular heartbeat, e.g., amiodarone, sotalol, quinidine, procainamide)
  • alpha-blockers (used to treat prostate problems or high blood pressure).
  • Riociguat (medicine used to treat high blood pressure in the arteries carrying blood from the heart to the lungs). Taking this medicine with VARDENAFIL could seriously affect your blood pressure

You should not use VARDENAFIL together with any other treatments for erectile dysfunction or PDE5 inhibitors for treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), such as ADCIRCA (vardenafil) or REVATIO (sildenafil).

Vardenafil might increase the amount of some medicines in your blood (sensitive P-gp substrates). Dabigatran (used to prevent blood clots from forming) is an example of these medicines. Do not consume grapefruit juice while taking VARDENAFIL. VARDENAFIL should not be used together with other treatments of erectile dysfunction.

SIDE EFFECTS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

As with most drugs, VARDENAFIL can cause some side effects. These effects are usually mild to moderate in nature and do not last for a long time.

The most common side effects are headache and facial flushing. Less commonly reported side effects are indigestion, dizziness, stuffy nose, effects on vision (including color tinge, increased brightness of light and blurred vision), seizure, seizure recurrence, sudden decrease or loss of hearing and transient global amnesia (temporary memory loss).

In extremely rare instances, a man may have an erection that lasts many hours. You should call a doctor immediately if you ever have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours.

Reports of sudden loss of vision have occurred rarely with the use of oral erectile dysfunction medications (PDE5 inhibitors). It has not been established whether these are related directly to the use of these medications or to other factors. There may be an increased risk to patients who have already experienced a condition called Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION). You should stop taking VARDENAFIL and consult your doctor if you experience a decrease in, or loss of, vision in one or both eyes.

Reports of serious skin reactions characterized by rash, blisters, peeling skin and pain, which require immediate medical attention, have also occurred rarely. You should stop taking VARDENAFIL and consult your doctor if you experience such reactions.

If you notice any side effects not mentioned above, or any of the above-mentioned side effects persist or become bothersome, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Source: Vardenafil Product Monograph