Levitra (Generic: Vardenafil hydrochloride) relaxes muscles and increases blood flow to particular areas of the body. Levitra is a prescription medicine that is generally used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED or impotence) in men as it helps increase blood flow to the penis. It is available in 2.5-mg, 5-mg, 10-mg, and 20-mg tablets.
Levitra side effects
Following are the common side effects of Levitra:
- sudden vision loss;
- ringing in your ears, or sudden hearing loss;
- chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
- irregular heartbeat;
- swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
- shortness of breath;
- vision changes;
- feeling light-headed, fainting;
- penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer;
- warmth or redness in your face, neck, or chest;
- stuffy nose;
- upset stomach;
- back pain
Levitra and Vision Loss
Almost 23 million American men take impotence medications. Levitra can decrease blood flow to the optic nerve of the eye, which may cause sudden vision loss. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating reports of vision loss among men using Levitra and other impotence medications such as Viagra and Cialis. FDA officials have stated that the agency had 43 reports of varying degrees of vision loss - including blindness - among 38 users of various impotence medications.
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