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ABOUT YOU AND YOUR SYMPTOMS

Are you male?

Do you persistently have problems getting or keeping an erection when sexually aroused?

Have you seen a doctor or nurse about your erectile dysfunction?

Have you used this medication at this strength in the past AND did not suffer from any side effects?

Side effects would include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling sick
  • Headaches
  • Hot flushes, including facial flushing
  • Indigestion
  • Stuffy nose
  • Erection that lasts more than 4 hours

 

Are you currently experiencing any emotional or psychological problems?

Have you ever experienced any of the following?

  • Dizziness or light-headedness immediately after standing
  • Severe breathlessness, clamminess/sweatiness whilst exercising or doing a strenuous activity
  • Pain, heaviness or tightness in your chest that may have spread into your left shoulder/arm or into your neck

Have you ever been advised by a doctor or health care professional to avoid strenuous exercise or do you experiences shortness of breath and/or chest pain when walking for more than 5 minutes at a fast pace?

ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

Have you had your blood pressure checked in the last 6 months?

This can often be done in your GP waiting room or at the local pharmacy

Was your last blood pressure reading between 100/60-140/90?

If you are unsure, you can often check your blood pressure in a GP waiting room or at your local pharmacy.

Do you have any allergies to any medication or substances?

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Are you taking any medication, or have you recently finished a course of medication?

Such as:

  • GTN Glyceryl tri-nitrate
  • Nitrate spray, tablet, patches, gels, or creams
  • Nicorandil
  • Riociguat for pulmonary hypertension

This includes medication prescribed by your doctor, bought in the pharmacy or online, herbal supplements, recreations drugs

This includes tablets, patches, inhalers, injections, contraception and all other forms of medication

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Do you suffer from any medical problems?

Such as:

  • An erection that has lasted more than 4 hours
  • A physical condition affecting the shape of the penis (e.g. angulation, Peyronie’s disease, cavernosal fibrosis)
  • Diabetes
  • Eye problems such as degenerative retinal disorders or macular degeneration?
  • Heart problems such as angina, cardiomyopathy, uncontrolled blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, heart attack, heart operation
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke

 

This also includes previous admissions to the hospital or any surgeries

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO KNOW

I am NOT taking any nitrate medication.

Nitrate medication is often taken for chest pain/angina. It an be administered as a spray, tablet or patch. Included glycerol-tri-nitrate, GTN, isosorbide mononitrate, isosorbide dinitrate, nicorandil etc.
This medication can cause a fatal interaction with treatment for erectile disfunction medication.

I am aware that I should not take any combination of erectile dysfunction medication at the same time

I understand that I should seek immediate medical advice of I have a continuous erection for 4 hours or more

AGREEMENT

We strongly recommend that you inform your GP of any treatment you receive. Would you like e-Surgery to do this in your behalf?

Please write the name of your GP surgery below if you want us to let them know.

This will ensure that any new medication started by your GP will not interact with this treatment.

Answer ‘no’ if you do not want us to inform your GP

I agree to the following

  • I am 18 years of age or older
  • This treatment is for my use only
  • I confirm that I have understood all the questions asked and have answered all questions to the best of my knowledge.
  • I have read the patient information leaflet supplied with this medication
  • I will contact e-Surgery and inform my GP if I experience any side effects from this treatment or if there are any changes to my health
  • I have answered all questions truthfully and accurately.

I have read, understood and agree to abide by terms and conditions and privacy policy and cookie policy of e-Surgery

What is this?

Your answers form the basis of your medical consultation. It is important you are open and honest, so our doctors can ensure this medication safe and effective for you

Levitra (Vardenafil)

Levitra is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. It is in the same class of medicines as Viagra but with a slightly longer duration of action.

Onset of Action: 30min-1hr

Duration of Action: 5-7hrs

Read our Expert Insight on ED Tablets  to compare the different treatments on the market today.

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Important Facts About Levitra

Most frequent questions and answers about using Levitra for treating erectile dysfunction

Levitra contains the active ingredient vardenafil. Vardenafil is a type of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. It is a form of treatment for men suffering from erectile dysfunction (impotence). This is when you cannot get or keep a hard, erect penis suitable for sexual activity.

Levitra is a form of erectile dysfunction treatment for adult males.

It works by helping the blood vessels in your penis to relax. This increases the blood flow to your penis, helping it stay hard and erect when you get sexually excited. 

You should not take Levitra if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • You are taking nitrates
  • You are taking ritonavir or indinavir
  • You are over 75 years old and are takign ketoconazole or itraconazole
  • You have severe liver or heart problems
  • You are having kidney dialysis
  • You have recently had a stroke or heart attack
  • You have or have had low blood pressure
  • You have a family history of degenerative eye diseases
  • You have ever had a condition involving loss of vision due to optic nerve damage
  • You are taking riociguat

As with any form of medication, Levitra tablets have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Levitra.  Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Levitra Tablets :

  • Dizziness
  • Flushing
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Indigestion

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Levitra. 

Keep Levitra tablets out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use Levitra after the expiry date which is stated on the blister and carton after “EXP”.

 

Levitra tablets do not require any special storage conditions.


Do not throw away any Levitra tablets via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Keep Levitra tablets out of the sight and reach of children.

Do not use Levitra after the expiry date which is stated on the blister and carton after “EXP”.

Levitra tablets do not require any special storage conditions.

Do not throw away any Levitra tablets via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Always take Levitra tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any Levitra tablets.

Levitra tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water, 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity.

Men who have taken too many Levitra tablets may experience more side effects or get severe back pain. If you do take more Levitra tablets than you should, tell your doctor. 

Erectile dysfunction, often shortened to ED, is when a man cannot get or keep an erection hard enough for sexual activity.

Viagra connect tablets can be used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Erections depend on many things, including proper blood flow to the penis. If blood cannot flow adequately to the penis, it can cause erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction is a common problem and can affect men differently. Some men cannot get an erection, other men can get an erection but it may not be hard enough for sex, or they may lose their erection before or during sex.

Click here for a PDF copy of the patient information leaflet

Learn More About Erectile Dysfunction

Most frequent questions and answers about erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), sometimes called impotence is a common issue in males. ED is the inability to achieve/maintain an erection with is suitable enough to carry out sexual activities.

It is an age associated condition, and is treatable and thus normally nothing to worry about.

Erectile dysfunction is not neccessarily a curable disease; however, it is more certainly treatable.

  • Oral Drugs 
  • Injection Therapy
  • MUSE (medicated urethral system for erection)
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Hormonal supplements 
  • Penile implants
  • Sex therapy 

Erection problems can be caused by a variety of things.

Most men may occasionally fail to achieve or maintain an erection due to stress, tiredness, drinking too much alcohol or anxiety. If you are unable to achieve or maintain an erection regularly, it could be a sign of an underlying health condition. If this is the case, you should visit your GP or a sexual health clinic.

Possible causes of erectile dysfunction include: 

  • Narrowing of penis blood vessels
  • High cholesterol
  • Hormone problems
  • Other medication interfering with your erection
  • Diabetes
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Prostate gland surgery
     

In order to get harder and stronger erections, after being diagnosed with erectile dysfunction, there are a series of medications available:

  • Oral Drugs – Work by increasing the blood flow to the penis by relaxing penile blood vessels.
  • Injection Therapy – An injectable form of medication, which is inserted into the penis just before sexual activity.
  • MUSE (medicated urethral system for erection) – A pill that you inject in the tip of the penis.
  • Vacuum pumps – A vacuum pump is placed over the penis, causing increased blood flow. A constrictor ring is then placed as the base of the penis to trap the blood, sustaining a hard erection for sexual activity.
  • Hormonal supplements  – If low testosterone levels is the cause of ed, testosterone can be given.
  • Penile implants – Used as a last resort to mechanically increase blood flow
  • Sex therapy – Used if the cause of ed is psychological. 

Natural long-term solutions to helping erectile dysfunction can include exercise or lifestyle changes. Decreased circulation can be caused by fatty diets and low levels of exercise. Therefore, eating healthy and carrying out more exercise can help with ED.

Sex therapy is a natural method of treating ED, and is especially effective as dealing with ED caused by psychological effects.

Erectile dysfunction pills, otherwise known as blue pills, are a form of ED medication that relax the blood vessels in your penis to increase blood flow. This increased blood flow helps for you to achieve and maintain an erection.

A range of ED pills are available, most of which require a prescription. For example, Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil), Spedra (avanafil) and Levitra. Viagra connect is the only over-the-counter ED medication, which does not require a prescription. 


Only males can get erectile dysfunction, as it is a condition relating to the penis. 

It is often psychological in origin and therefore males with high stress levels may be more likely to get erectile dysfunction. Other risk factors can include diabetes, obesity, spinal cord injury or prostate gland surgery.

ED is an age related condition, affecting about half of men by age 40.

Erectile dysfunction is the consistent inability to achieve or maintain a hard erection. Most men may occasionally fail to achieve or maintain an erection due to stress, tiredness, drinking too much alcohol or anxiety. 

If you suspect that you have erectile dysfunction, you should consult with your GP or visit a sexual health clinic to discuss treatment options.


You can find out more information about erectile dysfunction on a variety of websites. These include the NHS website, NHS inform, Mayo clinic and WebMD.

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