Vardenafil Hydrochloride is used for the treatment of male sexual function problems. This type of condition is called impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED). It is the failure to keep and get an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Many men experience it during times of stress. This can be a result of a medical condition such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, or prostate problems.
How does Vardenafil Hydrochloride work?
Vardenafil Hydrochloride inhibits the cGMP specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5). It is responsible for degradation in the corpus cavernosum located around the penis. Penile erection during sexual stimulation is caused by increased penile blood flow. That results in the relaxation of penile arteries and corpus cavernosal smooth muscle. This response is mediated by the release of nitric oxide from endothelial cells and nerve terminals. In which it stimulates the synthesis in smooth muscle cells. Cyclic GMP causes increased blood flow and smooth muscle relaxation into the corpus cavernosum. The inhibition of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) by Vardenafil enhances erectile function by increasing the amount of cGMP.
Why use Vardenafil Hydrochloride?
Vardenafil Hydrochloride belongs to the family of drugs called phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors. This increases blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. The increased blood flow can cause an erection. Vardenafil Hydrochloride comes as a tablet for oral use with the strengths of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, or 20 mg. This prescription is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How to use Vardenafil Hydrochloride?
This medication is to be taken by mouth. Swallow the tablet as a whole with a full glass of water. The medicine is usually taken an hour before sexual activity or as directed by your doctor. You may take each dose with or without food.
The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response to the treatment. Do not take more than once daily. The doses should be taken at least 24 hours apart.
What are the side effects of Vardenafil Hydrochloride?
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Stomach upset
- Back pain
- Flushing (redness or warmth in your face, chest, or neck)
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. This drug may have an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking this medication.
- Do not drive or do any activity that needs your alertness. This drug may make you feel dizzy.
- This should not be used by women.
- Keep this far from the reach of children.