Genuine Bayer Levitra...

How can this medicine affect other medicines?

It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start taking this medicine. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.

Genuine Levitra must not be taken with any form of nitrate medication, as this combination may potentially produce a severe drop in blood pressure. Nitrate medications include the following:-

• Glyceryl Trinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, isosorbide dinitrate (used for angina or heart failure - if you experience chest pain after taking this medicine DO NOT use nitrates to treat it)

• Nicorandil

• Amyl nitrate (also known as 'poppers').

Genuine Levitra must not be taken with medicines called protease inhibitors that are used to treat HIV infection, for example ritonavir and indinavir, as these can cause the blood level of vardenafil to rise very high, thus increasing the risk of side effects.

Genuine Levitra should not be taken in combination with other treatments for erectile dysfunction.

If you are taking the antibiotic erythromycin you should not take more than 5mg of vardenafil in 24 hours.

Men who are older than 75 years of age must not take vardenafil if they are taking any of the following medicines, as these medicines can cause the blood level of vardenafil to rise very high. Younger men taking any of these medicines should also avoid vardenafil:

• Itraconazole (forms taken by mouth)

• Ketoconazole (forms taken by mouth).

If genuine Levitra is taken with medicines called alpha-blockers, which are used for high blood pressure or an enlarged prostate gland, the combination may cause a drop in blood pressure that may result in dizziness or fainting in some men.

Genuine Levitra may be taken by men who are stabilised on alpha-blocker medicines, but the maximum dose of vardenafil should not exceed 5mg (Levitra orodispersible tablets are not suitable) and the dose of genuine Levitra should not be taken within six hours of taking the alpha-blocker. Alpha-blockers include the following:

• Alfuzosin

• Doxazosin

• Indoramin

• Prazosin

• Terazosin.

Genuine Levitra should be avoided in men who are taking medicines for irregular heartbeats such as the following:-

• Amiodarone

• Procainamide

• Quinidine

• Sotalo

Other medicines containing the same active ingredient

There are currently no other medicines available in the UK that contain vardenafil as the active ingredient.