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Levitra is a prescription drug that has been licensed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). In most cases, it starts working within an hour. In previous clinical studies, up to 80 percent of men reported that the medication improved their erections. Levitra has been shown to be effective in men with various health problems and medical conditions. The most common side effects of this drug include facial flushing, headache, and indigestion or an upset stomach.

What Is Levitra?

Levitra® (vardenafil HCL) is a prescription medication used for treating problems with obtaining or maintaining an erection.
 

Who Makes Levitra?

The medication is manufactured by Bayer Pharmaceuticals. It is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline and Schering-Plough.
 

What Is It Used For?

Levitra has been licensed to treat erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, can be a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Essentially, erectile dysfunction is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.
 

How Does It Work?

Levitra works by blocking a chemical that reverses an erection by causing blood to flow out of the penis. More blood in the penis means an improved erection.
 
(Click How Does Levitra Work? for more information.)
 

Effects of Levitra

The effects of this medication can include:
 
  • Achieving and maintaining an erection during sexual activity
  • Having a harder erection during sexual activity
  • Experiencing greater frequency of orgasms
  • Having increased satisfaction with, and enjoyment of, intercourse.

 

In previous clinical studies, up to 80 percent of men reported that Levitra improved their erections. The drug was also shown to be effective in men with various health problems and medical conditions (see Effects of Levitra).
 
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