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Levitra Precautions and Warnings

Some Levitra Precautions and Warnings

Some precautions and warnings about this drug include the following:
 
  • There are certain other medications that Levitra can interact with (see Levitra Drug Interactions).
     
  • If you have cardiovascular disease or significant heart disease risk factors, there is an increased chance of serious side effects when taking Levitra. In rare cases, problems with the heart, brain, and blood vessels are seen in people taking this drug. These problems can lead to dangerous side effects such as heart attack, stroke, or sudden death. If you experience any symptoms during sexual activity, you should stop any further activity and talk with your healthcare provider (see Levitra Side Effects).
     
  • In people taking Levitra or other PDE5 inhibitors, there have been rare cases of a condition called non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). This condition can lead to sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes. If you experience any loss of vision while taking Levitra, contact your healthcare provider immediately (see Levitra and Blindness).
     
  • The FDA considers Levitra a pregnancy Category B medicine, meaning that while the drug has not been studied in pregnant women, it showed no negative effects on unborn babies in previous animal studies. However, Levitra is not licensed for use in female patients.
      
  • In rare cases, people can experience a prolonged erection that can sometimes be painful. If you experience an erection for longer than four hours while taking Levitra, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

 

  • There have been reports of a sudden decrease or loss of hearing in men taking Levitra. If you develop hearing problems, stop taking Levitra and contact your healthcare provider right away.  

 

  • Levitra does not provide any protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV.
     
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