Levitra Oral Jelly
The medicine has the same active ingredient (vardenafil) as tablets of Levitra, which means that it works in the same way.
Vardenafil belongs to PDE5 inhibitors that have been proven effective drugs in treating such conditions as pulmonary hypertension and erectile dysfunction. The formula of the medicine differs from formulas of other ED drugs (that also belongs to PDE5 inhibitors), but the ways of how they work are similar.
Benefits of Levitra Jelly
Levitra Jelly has a range of advantages over other ED medications, including the following:
- The medicine is available in sachets, which means that a man can easily carry the drug with him and use it when it is needed;
- The drug can be taken with an adequate amount of alcohol;
- It is suitable for aged people or those who experience problems with swallowing;
- Levitra Jelly is a fruit-flavored drug that has a pleasant smell/taste, and it can be added to a drink;
- The medicine starts working from 15 min. after using it;
- Fatty foods do not affect the effectiveness of drug;
- Levitra Jelly can be used by men with various health problems, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, or high blood pressure.
Mechanism of Action
Levitra Jelly blocks the regulatory function of cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5, an enzyme found in different tissues in the body, particularly, in the corpus cavernosa. During an erection, this area is filled in with most of the blood in the penis. The drug acts by relaxing the muscles in the certain area, allowing the blood flow to reach the penis. Thanks to a concentrated jelly, the medication is absorbed into the bloodstream faster than that available in a tablet.
How to Use Levitra Jelly
Use the drug 15 min. before sexual intercourse. The sachet can be opened by tearing its corner. Alternatively, the jelly can be squeezed in a spoon or added to juice. The drug is dissolved in the mouth. Take it with/without food (fatty foods and alcohol are allowed).
Warning and Precautions
Consulting a healthcare provider is essential before using the drugs, especially, if a man has at least one of the following health conditions:
- A history of stroke;
- Heart problems;
- Eye problems;
- Bleeding disorders;
- Liver disease;
- High/low blood pressure;
- Kidney disease;
- Abnormal penis conditions;
- Blood disorders;
- Active stomach ulcers.
The medication is unsuitable for a patient if its active or inactive ingredients cause an allergy. The drug is unsuitable for children and women.
A range of medications can interact with Levitra Jelly, which may result in decreasing the effectiveness of the medication or causing serious side effects.
Levitra Jelly can interact with the following medications:
- “Poppers” (recreational drugs);
- Alpha blocker medicines
- Azole antifungals;
- HIV protease inhibitors;
- Hepatitis C virus PI drugs, and others.
Important note: This is not a full list of drugs that may interact with Levitra Jelly, and that is why consulting a healthcare provider is essential before combining the ED medication along with other medicines.
Although this medication can be used with alcoholic beverages, men should avoid combining the drug with large amounts of alcohol because this may decrease the effectiveness of the drug.
Levitra Jelly can be used with different foods, including fatty foods, but it should not be mixed with grapefruit/grapefruit juice.
The following are symptoms of a Levitra Jelly overdose:
- Prolonged/painful erection;
Important note: The drug should not be taken more than once per 24 hours. It is not recommended increasing the dosage of the drug without consulting a healthcare provider.
The drug should be stored at 59-86°F (15-30°C) away from children. The drug should be kept away from moisture and light.