What Does Levitra Do?
Levitra® (vardenafil HCl) is a medication prescribed for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) in adults. But what exactly does Levitra do to treat this problem?
This medication has been shown to be an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. It works by blocking a chemical that reverses an erection by allowing blood to flow out of the penis. As a result, Levitra causes more blood to remain in the penis, which means an improved erection. This medicine helps to keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Levitra can also be used for other, "off-label" uses, such as the treatment of:
- Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the artery that carries blood to the lungs)
- Raynaud's phenomenon.
(To learn more about what Levitra does, click Levitra Uses. This article also takes a look at whether it is safe for women and children.)