Generic Levitra is an oral prescription drug meant for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It is an FDA approved drug. The tablet is available in 2.5mg, 5mg, 10 and 20mg dosage amounts. The drug helps blood flow to the penis, so with men who have erectile dysfunction, it may help them gain and maintain an erection. Once sexual activity has ceased, the penis should return to the flaccid state.
Even with men who have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, Generic Levitra has been proven to be successful in the achievement of an erection. Men who take the drug have reported having more successful erections and that these erections have lasted longer. The drug is successful because it is not necessarily for men who have long term problems with erectile dysfunction. It can also be used by those men who need some assistance on a more occasional basis.
Generic Levitra is highly successful, and it has been proven to work alongside other medications that men might take for other reasons. It is not often that men report adverse reactions with other drugs.
However, Generic Levitra, like most drugs, can interact with other substances. A drug interaction occurs where an outside substance affects the activity of the drug. This effect could mean that the drug could have less activity or more activity. In some cases the interaction could be so complex that it produces a third effect that neither substance was intended to produce in the first place. Most people think of drug interactions taking place between drugs. This is when two drugs are taken simultaneously and an unexpected effect occurs. However, many drug interactions can take place between drugs and food substances. Some herbs also have an interaction with medicines.
It is true that these days, especially with the Internet, we have never been more informed as regards drugs and their effects. It is important though to ensure that you open a dialogue with your doctor if you feel that there are drug interactions taking place when using Generic Levitra.
Generally speaking, drug interactions fall into one of the following three broad categories and examples:
Drug to drug interactions can result in a marked side effect. For example, when you mix a drug that you take to help you sleep (a sedative) with a drug that you use to help manage your allergies (an antihistamine for example); you may be susceptible to drowsiness. This could cause problems, when you are driving for example.
Drug and food interactions are most common when it comes to alcohol. Mixing alcohol with any drug is not advised, but with some drugs it can cause extreme drowsiness, again a major issue for anyone who has to concentrate for long periods.
Drug and medical condition interactions occur when the drug interacts with a medical condition that you have. For example, if you suffer from high blood pressure, you can also experience a negative reaction if you take nasal decongestants.
Generic Levitra has some major interactions and some milder interactions with various substances. However, there is only one real major concern when it comes to interactions that should be noted by all men who intend to take Generic Levitra.
You should not use Generic Levitra if you are taking nitrate medications for heart problems. These medications include nitro-glycerine, and isosorbide dinitrate. Men who use amyl nitrate and other such drugs for recreational reasons should also avoid using Generic Levitra too. The interactions here can be fatal.
There are other contraindications; however the real danger comes when using nitrate medications. This information should be indicated clearly on the packaging.
When one considers the massive effect the drug has had on so many lives since it was first widely available, it is easy to see why Generic Levitra continues to sell well. The drug helps to improve the self esteem of users, and it also helps to repair relationships.
Even with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, both factors that can inhibit many medications for men, the drug is still usable without any noticeable lessening of effect.