What is known about the long-term health effects of taking Levitra?
Use of Levitra, especially uncontrolled or prescribed as self-treatment, can lead to different adverse subsequences depending on the age at which a patient begins to take the tablet. For example, according to recent survey made by scientist from Malaysia, patients over 65, who already have some of the heart, kidney or liver disorders in anamneses, but who started taking Levitra more than 10-15 years ago, noticed better results and absence of side-effects than those, who begin taking Levitra a few months ago.
The latter complained about increased or decreased blood pressure, fainting, seizures, sleepiness, dizziness and temporary loss of memory. This suggests that taking Levitra has long-term health effects.
However, men over 60-65 should avoid taking Levitra at doses exceeding 10 mg 20-30 minutes before sex. People over 65 need a lower dose of Levitra compared with young people under 45, even if they have been taking Levitra for several years. Elderly people most probably have chronic diseases that might cancel out all positive long-term health effects. This applies also patients who have severe heart disorders such as unstable angina or severe heart failure in the past six months, regardless of their age and the age when they started taking the medicine.
If the patient starts taking Levitra at a young age (under 45) without necessity, single use of the medication will not lead to any of the negative side effects. However, one should always keep in mind that Levitra is a medicinal drug and therefore it is dangerous to take it uncontrolled and without a doctor’s prescription. This increases the likelihood of such side effects, like a headache, drowsiness, fainting, feeling of thirst, a sharp rise in blood sugar levels, and anemia.
For a healthy man, Levitra taken in a dosage of more than 20 mg daily during a long time may have more serious consequences:
- nocturnal urinary incontinence;
- violation of ejaculation in the form of a weak or premature ejaculation;
- the appearance of blood in semen;
- hearing loss;
- the development of color blindness;
- allergy to the components of the drug;
- peptic ulcer in the stomach or intestines;
- frequent pain in muscles and bones;
- acute decrease in the level of leukocytes in the blood.
The overdose most probably will lead to erection problems in the future, including its long absence after the end of the drug action. The longer the patient takes the medicine at the doses exceeding prescribed ones, the more severe aftermaths he will experience in several years. One should always remember that before taking Levitra it is highly recommended weighing all pros and cons, as the existence of long-term effects is disputable in case of Levitra and its analogs.
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