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Levitra is an effective erectile dysfunction (ED) treatment for men who are living with diabetes. Vardenafil, Levitra’s active ingredient, works by increasing blood flow to the penis when you are sexually aroused. This then enables longer-lasting and, often, firmer erection.

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More information about erectile dysfunction (ED)

ED means an inability to get a good enough erection to achieve satisfactory intercourse.The outlook for men with ED has improved enormously – so much so that almost all patients nowadays can be assured of a return to fairly successful intercourse. 

A variety of effective treatment options are available for men with ED. Many of these males feel that the new treatments for ED (formerly known as 'impotence' or 'impotency') have transformed their lives. This means the sooner you make an appointment to see your GP, the sooner your sex life can return to normal.

How Levitra works

Levitra is a branded ED treatment that contains the active ingredient Vardenafil. Vardenafil works by increasing blood flow to the penis, when you are sexually aroused, which should enable a firmer and longer-lasting erection.

While Levitra does not resolve the underlying causes of ED or increase libido, Levitra 10mg can help treat ED in up to 87% of cases.* Most men have also noted that it works quicker than other ED treatments, particularly when taken in the advised manner - on an empty stomach or after a low-fat meal. Drinking more than 2 units of alcohol prior to taking Levitra is likely to affect how long it takes to work and/or make it less effective.

Do I need a prescription for Levitra?

Yes, in short you will need a prescription to get Levitra. This prescription can come from either your local GP or a private doctor. 

If you do not already have a Levitra prescription, but are concerned you are experiencing ED, we can help you obtain a prescription through our LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor. 

If you already have a prescription for Levitra you can log into your LloydsPharmacy account, search and pay for your medication, then send us your prescription. We can then have the medication delivered to an address convenient to you. You can also take your prescription into a LloydsPharmacy and the pharmacists will dispense it for you

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Levitra frequently asked questions

  • What if Levitra doesn’t work?

    Often the initial attempt at treating ED with tablet treatment fails. This happens either as a result of the treatment dosage being too small, or the individual concerned misunderstanding how the treatment works and how to use it to their best advantage. This doesn't mean that subsequent attempts are doomed to fail.

    Our clinicians advise trying the treatment 8 times before giving up, reconsidering the dosage, or looking for an alternative ED treatment.

  • What strength Levitra should I take?

    The dosage of Levitra does not affect how quickly it works, or for how long it takes effect.The standard dose of Levitra is 10mg. However, you may be prescribed a higher (20mg) or lower (5mg) dose, depending on the cause of your ED and its severity. Your height and weight may also impact the dosage you are prescribed. 

    Higher doses can increase the risk of side effects.

  • What’s the best way to take Levitra?

    It is important to remember that Levitra does not help increase your sexual desire, and will only work if you are sexually aroused. 

    For the best results with Levitra, you should take 1 tablet 30-60 minutes prior to having sex, either on an empty stomach or after a low-fat meal. 

    If you have drunk more than 1 or 2 units of alcohol, Levitra may take longer to work or be less effective.

  • Are there any side effects to using Levitra?

    Like most medications, some people may experience side effects. The most common side effects of Levitra are headaches, sinus congestion, indigestion, facial flushing, racing heart beat and blurred vision.

  • Can I take Levitra with other medications?

    You can’t take Levitra if you are taking nicorandil or nitrates (such as a GTN spray or isosorbide mononitrate tablets).

    Wait 6 hours between taking alpha-blockers (such as doxazosin or tamsulosin) and Levitra.

  • Is Levitra suitable for diabetics?

    Up to 75% of men suffering from diabetes will experience some degree of erectile dysfunction during their lifetime.**

    Levitra is a treatment for ED that is suitable for diabetics.