Levitra (vardenafil) tablets to treat erectile dysfunction available in 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg strengths.
- Fast acting orodispersible tablets available
- Lasts for 12 hours
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- Answer medical questions to check for eligibility
- Reviewed by doctors - posted from UK pharmacy
Fast acting Levitra 10mg Orodispersible
Dispersible vardenafil, which dissolves in the mouth and is known as Vivanza or Staxyn in some countries, is only licensed and legally available in the UK as Levitra orodispersible.
|Tablet type||4 tablets||8 tablets||16 tablets||24 tablets|
|Levitra Orodispersible 10mg||£29.00||£51.00|
Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.
Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.
If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).
Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.
|Order value||Prescription fee|
|up to £10||£1.00|
|up to £20||£3.00|
|up to £50||£5.00|
|up to £100||£8.00|
|Medication||Dr Fox*||Pharmacy2U||Lloyds||Med Express||Superdrug||Dr Ed|
|Levitra 5mg x 4||£18.00||£40.00||£47.00||£36.99||n/a||n/a|
|Levitra 5mg x 8||£30.00||£60.00||£74.00||£62.99||n/a||n/a|
|Levitra 10mg x 4||£24.00||£45.00||£47.00||£42.99||£45.00||£37.99|
|Levitra 10mg x 8||£43.00||£70.00||£74.00||£69.99||£75.00||£54.99|
|Levitra 10mg x 16||£75.00||£100.00||£96.00||£132.99||£125.00||n/a|
|Levitra 10mg x 24||£114.00||£120.00||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Levitra 20mg x 4||£27.00||£45.00||£50.00||£46.99||£45.00||£44.99|
|Levitra 20mg x 8||£53.00||£85.00||£85.00||£89.99||£85.00||£74.99|
|Levitra 20mg x 16||£105.00||£150.00||£160.00||£169.99||£170.00||n/a|
|Levitra 20mg x 24||£157.00||£220.00||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
Levitra (manufactured by Bayer), also known as vardenafil, is very closely related to similar erectile dysfunction treatments, sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and avanafil (Spedra). Levitra has a very slight molecular difference to Viagra/sildenafil, giving it a longer effect.
What does it do?
Levitra is the trade name for vardenafil. It is a PDE5 inhibitor. The PDE5 enzyme is involved in the regulation of blood flow in the penis, particularly during erections. By inhibiting the PDE5 enzyme, blood flow to the penis is increased during sexual stimulation. Arousal is still required before Levitra will work. It is taken to support sexual performance and to promote healthy sexual relationships.
Levitra is also sometimes used as a treatment for premature ejaculation, significantly increasing the duration of sexual intercourse before ejaculation, although Levitra is not licensed in the UK for this use.
Why do men get erectile dysfunction?
There are a variety of factors that can lead to erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction can be, but is by no means always, a sign of impaired circulation. It should always be reported to a doctor.
Some causes are related to lifestyle choices such as smoking, drug use and excessive drinking. In other cases, the cause can be psychological. Emotional problems such as performance anxiety and even stress can negatively impact erectile function.
On rare occasions erectile dysfunction can be occur after operation or injuries. If this is the case, medication might not be effective and an operation or implant may be required.
Whereas Viagra has only a 4 hour half life, Levitra usually remains effective for up to 12 hours and in some cases even longer. This doesn't mean that erections will be continuous during this period, rather that erections are likely to be improved with arousal during those 12 hours.
Cialis, Viagra/sildenafil, and Spedra are alternative tablet treatments for erectile dysfunction and are also available to buy in various strengths and pack sizes after completing the same medical consultation.
Dr Fox also supplies Vitaros cream, a non-tablet treatment for ED.
Taking Levitra for the first time
Levitra is available in three strengths: 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg doses. The usual starting dose is 10mg taken 1 to 2 hours before an erection is required. 10mg of Levitra is equivalent to around 50mg of Viagra. Levitra should not be taken more than once daily.
Levitra 10mg orodispersible tablets are a dissolvable form of vardenafil that has a faster onset of action than a pill which is swallowed.
Reduced dose when 100mg starting does is highly effective.
Starting dose recommended for most men taking for first time.
Higher strength dose for when 100mg provides unsatisfactory results.
Does it work every time?
The effects of PDE5 inhibitors are usually consistent and predictable. Generally, if Levitra has worked before, it will work every time.
If the cause of erectile dysfunction is psychological, specialist treatment may be required - such as cognitive behavioural therapy or counselling.
Erectile dysfunction can be a symptom of serious underlying health conditions such as atherosclerosis and heart disease. Any trouble with erectile performance should be taken to a doctor for a full assessment.
Are there any side effects of Levitra?
Most men will not experience side effects when taking Levitra. Side effects can include congestion, headache, dizziness and sometimes muscle pain.
On rare occasions, erectile dysfunction medication produces prolonged and painful erections, a condition called a priapism. If left untreated this can cause permanent damage to the penis and medical attention should be sought immediately if an erection lasts more than 4 hours.
When not to take Levitra
Levitra is contraindicated in men with a history of angina, recent heart attack, recent stroke, high or low blood pressure and a range of less common medical conditions. There is no upper age limit for the use of Levitra.
Some medications interact with Levitra, particularly a type of medicines used to treat angina, known as nitrates. The combination of Levitra and nitrates can result in significant episodes of low blood pressure.
Dr Fox online consultations check for contraindications and interactions before prescriptions can be issued.
Patient information leaflet – Levitra
The 'Patient Information Leaflets' supplied with medication must be read before taking tablets.Start order
Why do men need to see a doctor before starting ED treatment?
ED has multiple causes, some of which can be reversed. High blood pressure, diabetes, and raised cholesterol can all contribute to ED, as can numerous medical conditions including stress and psychosexual difficulties. Men with ED need to see their doctors face-to-face for a full assessment and possibly for tests. It is fine to obtain repeat supplies of Levitra or other treatments online, but this does not replace a face-to-face consultation.
What is the difference between Levitra and Viagra?
Levitra and Viagra are medically similar medicines, called PDE5 inhibitors. They change the blood flow in the penis to support better erections. The effects of Levitra last longer than Viagra. Typically Levitra remains active for about 12 hours and Viagra for about 4 hours. They have similar side effects and contraindications, and strength for strength are of similar effectiveness. The lower strength of Viagra is 25mg and Levitra 5mg, and the medium and upper strength of tablets are 50mg and 10mg, and 100mg and 20mg respectively.
Is Cialis stronger than Levitra?
No, Cialis works in the same way as Levitra, but its effects last longer. It is not stronger. Cialis works for up to 36 hours, Levitra usually for about 12 hours. Levitra is most useful when sexual activity is likely in a window of 12 hours after taking a tablet. Erections will only occur in the presence of arousal and without it the treatment remains inactive. Levitra will not cause unwanted erections.
What strength tablets should I start with?
The usual starting dose of Levitra is one middle strength tablet of 10mg as a single dose in 24 hours. This same dose should be tried at least four times before deciding to increase to the higher dose of 20mg. Men over 65 years or who are in generally poor health may be advised to start at the lower dose of one 5mg tablet. The maximum dose is one 20mg per 24 hours.
Is there a cheap generic Levitra?
No, not legally. Levitra is under patent by the drug company which developed it, Bayer, until at least October 2018. Only Bayer can sell Levitra. Suppliers claiming to sell cheap generic Levitra are acting illegally and selling fakes which may be ineffective and/or dangerous. Men should obtain Levitra only from registered pharmacies.
Why does the cost of Levitra vary so much?
Pharmacies usually pay the same price for their Levitra. The wholesale price is set by the manufacturing drug company, Bayer. Pharmacies are free to set their own prices to patients. The mark-up of pharmacies varies according to the business model of the pharmacy. Dr Fox keeps prices lower and benefits from high levels of repeat ordering.
Can I take Levitra and other ED tablets at the same time?
No, these medicines all work in the same time. Taking a combination of them will not produce stronger erections. It will however increase the risks of side effects. Leave a gap of 24 hours between Viagra and Levitra and taking a different ED medicine, and leave a gap of 48 hours after taking Cialis.
How long does Levitra work and how frequently can I take it?
Levitra remains active for 12 hours. Leave a gap between one tablet and the next of at least 24 hours.
Can I drink alcohol with Levitra?
Yes, but only a small amount of one or two units. Alcohol is a depressant which reduces the strength of erections and this will counteract the action of medicines taken to treat ED. Alcohol in all but small quantities is also likely to increase some Levitra side effects, particularly low blood pressure.
Can I take Levitra with other prescription medicines?
Levitra can be taken with most prescription medicines. However there are a number of prescription medicines which interact with Levitra, which can make it ineffective or lead to adverse side effects. Most notably Levitra should not be taken by men taking 'nitrates' used to treat heart disease and angina. Checks are carried out during online consultations for interacting medicines. A full list of interacting medicines can be found in the patient information leaflet supplied with the tablets.
Will Levitra cause unwanted erections?
No, Levitra and the other commonly used ED medicines, Viagra and Cialis, support natural erections. After taking the tablet, sexual arousal and stimulation needs to be present before an erection will occur. Without this stimulation Levitra remains inactive.
Can I break Levitra tablets into smaller pieces and take part tablets?
No, Levitra tablets are film coated and should not be split. Breaking the film coat will reduce the effectiveness.
Do I need a prescription for Levitra or can I buy it without?
Levitra is a prescription only medicines. Doctors or specialist pharmacists prescribe it and it must be dispensed by a registered pharmacy. Online clinics supply Levitra through electronic prescriptions and through registered pharmacies. Some specialist pharmacist can also supply Levitra using a patient group direction which works in a similar way to a prescription. A registered pharmacy is always involved.
Can I get Levitra on the NHS?
GPs and NHS specialists can prescribe Levitra on the NHS, but only limited amounts on a strict eligibility basis. NHS prescription fees apply.
Is Levitra cheaper online or through a private doctor?
In most cases private doctors will charge at least £25.00 for a private prescription and usually a lot more. NHS doctors usually also charge for writing private prescriptions. Online services are usually cheaper, but costs can vary a lot and it is worth shopping around. Always use only fully regulated websites.
What should I do if Levitra does not work or stops working?
Levitra is usually an effective treatment, and usually works consistently each time. The same dose should work over a period of years. The body does not get used to the tablets and they should not become less effective. However, sometimes the situation where the tablet is taken may not be right and the results may sometimes be disappointing. In this situation it is best to try the same dose again. Only increase the dose if the previous dose has not worked on several occasions. If response to treatment continues to be poor consult your regular doctor face-to-face. There may have been a progression in the underlying cause of the ED or some other new factor may need looking at.
See also erectile dysfunction FAQs page.Start order
Authored 7 December 2012 by Dr Tony Steele, MB ChB
Reviewed 28 November 2016 by Dr B. Babor, MB ChB
Last updated 30 January 2017
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