With so many ED drugs currently available on the market, it’s anything but easy to figure out, which one is right for you. There are numerous manufacturers, active ingredients, name brands to choose from and then there are also different subtypes of one and the same drug. Today’s article is intended for those who have already chosen the med and the brand, settling for Levitra. But what different kinds of Levitra are out there? We will try to answer this question by taking a closer look at one of them – Levitra 20 mg.
What is Levitra 20mg?
Levitra 20 mg is the strongest form of Levitra – a tablet containing 20 mg of vardenafil, the active ingredient in Levitra. It comes in the form of round-shaped orange tablets with a cross-shaped imprint saying ‘BAYER BAYER’ on one side and big number 20 on the other. Levitra 20mg is currently manufactured not only by Bayer AG but also by GlaxoSmithKlein and Schering-Plough, and is available worldwide.
Levitra is usually taken around 1 hour prior to expected sexual activity (1 hour is to play it safe – the medication usually starts working 25-30 minutes after you take it), with or without food, and washed down with plenty of water. It’s important to remember that foods rich in fat may slow down the absorption of vardenafil, thus extending the time to the onset of its action. One dose of Levitra 20 mg should keep you ready for sex for at least 4-5 hours while most men report that it works for even longer periods of time – something for more than 12 hours. One way or another, you are not allowed to take more than 1 pill of Levitra 20 mg in 24 hours. Please, treat this simple rule with maximum attention as failure to follow it may result in overdose.
When is Levitra 20 mg used?
In most of the cases you will be recommended to start off with Levitra 10 mg pills – and if those don’t work well enough, you will be offered to switch on to Levitra 20 mg. Please, don’t make Levitra 20 mg the first form of Levitra you ever try – being really powerful, this form of vardenafil is more likely to cause unwanted side effects and spoil your overall perception of Levitra.
Besides, many people tend to choose 20 mg Levitra even if pills of lower strengths work perfectly for them. Why? Well, despite containing different amounts of vardenafil, all forms of Levitra cost exactly the same. Thus, if you split a 20 mg pill into two, you will have an alternative of two 10 mg pills at half the price. Though it looks like a very reasonable thing to do, we don’t recommend our readers to cut their Levitra pills, as it breaks the protective coating on them and reduces their reaction time and overall duration of action in some of the cases. However, we agree that usually the difference is negligible, so… Feel free to try it and see how it works for yourself – there’s nothing really dangerous about it anyway.
What to keep in mind when taking Levitra 20mg?
There are a few things that you should definitely keep in mind when using this drug. First of all, remember that, being a very powerful medication, Levitra 20 mg can cause a variety of unpleasant or even dangerous side effects. Up to 15% of men on Levitra report suffering from mild to moderate nausea and headache after taking the drug. Less common side effects include muscle aches and back pains, nasal congestion, facial flushing, hypotension and vision changes, such as increased photosensitivity and eye pain.
There are also a few very serious side effects of Levitra that you should be aware of. If you get an erection that lasts for more than 4 hours after taking this medication or feel difficulty breathing, chest pain, pain in the limbs or jaw, seek emergency medical assistance immediately. While priapism, severe allergic reactions and heart problems are incredibly rare among Levitra patients, it’s still worth remembering about those when taking the pill.
Moreover, don’t forget that Levitra doesn’t work that well with excessive amounts of alcohol. Being a mild vasolidator, just like Levitra itself, alcohol makes your blood pressure go down. So does Levitra, which is why the combination of the two is likely to leave you feeling dizzy, nauseous and may even interfere with your sexual activity.
Are there any alternatives to Levitra 20 mg?
If Levitra 20 mg is working well for you but you also want to try some of its alternatives, then there are quite a few options for you to choose from. These are Viagra 100 mg, Cialis 20 mg (for use as needed), generic vardenafil meds with the same strength and daily Cialis 5 mg. All of these medications are approximately as powerful as Levitra 20 mg and are expected to work just as well. However, we still recommend that you talk to your doctor prior to changing your ED med – there’s always a possibility that some of the alternative drugs are not right for you.
We hope that we managed to answer your questions about Levitra 20 mg and give you a better understanding of what this drug is, what it is used for and how it works. If you have any further questions, feel free to consult any additional articles from our extensive base – we know a lot about Levitra and other similar meds and will gladly share our knowledge with you if you are interested.