A generic version of Levitra contains the same active ingredient (vardenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor.) as the original medicine that obtained approval from the FDA for treating ED in 2003. This means that their therapeutic effects are also the same. Vardenafil formula is C23H32N6O4S, and its molar mass is 488.604 g/mol.
Brand-name Levitra and its generic version are the same in terms of safety, dosing, quality, strength, the effectiveness, the way of administration, and uses. Inactive ingredients in both medications may differ. Also, brand-name Levitra tablets may differ from its generic versions in shape, color, package, etc. Generic drugs are usually available at a lower price if compared to the original drug.
Generic Levitra enhances blood flow to the pelvic area. The drug works by blocking the PDE5, an enzyme responsible for regulating the blood flow in a certain area. Sexual stimulation is required. The drug also helps with sexual performance and, generally, improves sexual relationships. The effects of generic Levitra may last up to 12 hours.
Generic Levitra is taken by mouth as recommended by a healthcare provider. Vardenafil can be taken regardless of food intake (see the section “What Products/Drugs Can Interact with Generic Levitra?” for more information. Take it about 25-60 min. before sexual intercourse. The drug should not be taken more often than one time per 24 hours.
The dosage of generic Levitra is prescribed based on different factors, including health condition of a patient, his response to the drug, age of a patient, and other medicines taken. 10 mg of generic Levitra is the recommended dosage for most patients. It can be altered depending on how a patient response to it. The maximum dosage should not be more than 20 mg per 24 hours. The lowest dosage is 5 mg.
Important Note: The dosage can be altered only under the supervision of a healthcare provider.
The following are serious side effects that may occur due to the use of generic Levitra and require contacting a healthcare provider immediately:
Side effects met most commonly:
Important note: It is impossible to predict what exactly side effects (minor, moderate, or severe) can be caused by generic Levitra in a particular patient until he actually uses the drug. In order to minimize the risk, it is recommended to start with the lowest dosage (5mg) and increase it gradually if higher effectiveness is required and no severe side effects have been noticed.
The medication is unsuitable for people in the following cases:
Important Note: Prior to using generic Levitra, it is important to consult a healthcare provider to eliminate any risks of worsening health condition due to the drug.
Avoid using grapefruit products and juice with generic Levitra because this may increase the risk of side effects. There are 1,857 brand and generic medicine known to interact with generic Levitra. 255 brand/generic medicines are able to cause major interactions, including the following:
Important Note: Consult your doctor every time you are going to use a prescription or non-prescription medication along with generic Levitra.
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