Levitra® (vardenafil HCl) is a medication approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction -- also known as ED for short. The condition is characterized by a repeated inability to maintain an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Some erectile dysfunction medications may be taken on a daily basis, regardless of whether or not sexual activity is planned, so that an individual can be ready whenever the mood strikes. Levitra is not taken on a daily basis. Rather, this medication is taken one hour before sexual activity. However, it should not be taken more than once in a day, regardless of sexual activity.
Men interested in taking an ED medication on a daily basis should consider the drug Cialis® (tadalafil) instead.
The usual starting dose is Levitra 10 mg. However, various factors can affect the amount of Levitra a healthcare provider prescribes, including a man's age and if he has any other medical conditions.
(Click Levitra Dosage to learn more about when and how to take this erectile dysfunction medication, as well as how your healthcare provider determines which dose is right for you.)