If you choose to buy Levitra online, you will have a medical consultation with a doctor in order to establish whether this medication will be safe and effective for you. The questions should be answered as accurately as possible, particularly regarding any other medication you are taking.
Herbal supplements, vitamins, prescription and non-prescription medication can impact the effectiveness of your chosen impotence treatment and can have negative consequences. To avoid any serious damage to your health, you should mention any other medications you are taking during your consultation. It's also important to discuss with a doctor if you are taking Levitra but want to change to a new type of medication.
There are some medications that need to be considered with caution when taking Levitra. While they could pose a threat, if monitored correctly and the correct dose of Levitra is taken, they should be safe to take together.
Alpha blockers are used to treat high blood pressure and enlarged prostate glands. Because they lower blood pressure, if combined with Levitra, the blood pressure can drop even further which may cause dizziness and fainting. A doctor can potentially prescribe a lower dose to avoid this happening.
Some medications simply do not react well with Levitra, and if taken in conjunction will cause damaging results to your health and your penile tissues. If you choose to ignore these warnings and precautions, you could put yourself at serious risk.
Nitrates cause the muscles to relax, the vessels to enlarge and the blood pressure to drop, which is similar to the effects of Levitra. In conjunction the two medications can cause a drastic drop in blood pressure. If the patient is suffering from a heart condition such as angina, this can have a detrimental effect on their health and may instigate a heart attack.
Any nitrates: A combination of a nitrate treatment and this impotence medicine will cause a detrimental drop in blood pressure. Examples of nitrates that do this are; glyceryl trinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate (both used as heart failure and angina treatments), nicorandil and amyl nitrate (poppers).
Protease inhibitors: These are used to treat HIV and can cause the blood level of vardenafil to be very high, which can cause the side effects of Levitra to be much more severe.
Even if the medications you are taking are not prescribed, such as herbal remedies or vitamin supplements, you should still mention them to your doctor, as there are some non-prescription medications that can reduce Levitra's effectiveness or even be detrimental to your health.
One such example is the herbal remedy St. John's Wort, which is often taken to help treat depression. Because of its antioxidant properties and effect on the liver enzymes, it can make Levitra less effective. In order to ensure that there will be no negative interactions, you should consult a doctor.