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Levitra Risks

In research studies, up to 3.4 percent of people taking Levitra® (vardenafil HCl) stopped taking it because of side effects. However, in many cases, the benefits of this drug outweigh the risks, and most men tolerate Levitra quite well.
 
Based on the results of these clinical trials, Levitra raises your risk of problems such as:
 
In rare cases, there have also been serious problems occurring in the heart, brain, or blood vessels. These include:
 
  • Heart attack
  • Sudden death
  • Serious irregular heart rhythms (known as arrhythmias)
  • Stroke.
     
In these cases, most of the people taking Levitra had cardiovascular risk factors. Also, the side effects occurred during or shortly after sexual activity. For these reasons, it is difficult to tell whether the problems were related to Levitra, sexual activity, the person's existing risk factors, or a combination of these things.
 
(For a closer look at the risks associated with this drug, click Levitra Side Effects. This article offers details on how frequently these problems occur.)
 
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