Levitra - What is it all about?
At least 30 million men in the United States have suffered some type of erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, but medications like Levitra can help. A man might suspect he has ED after discovering he can no longer get an erection or maintain an erection. Sometimes this happens with age, or men with health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol could suffer from ED as a side effect of the medications used as treatment.
Levitra works by increasing blood flow to the penis, which means men with ED should be able to maintain an erection through sexual activity. Blood flow to the penis decreases after sexual activity ends, and the erection will go away. There are different dosages of Levitra available. If the medication doesn’t work the way you think it should, talk to your doctor about finding the dosage best for you.
Levitra is not a cure for erectile dysfunction, but it does make it possible for you to participate in sexual activity even though you have ED. Levitra alone will not give a man an erection; sexual stimulation to increase blood flow to the penis is required for a man taking Levitra to get an erection. If there is no sexual stimulation, Levitra will not cause an erection. In addition, Levitra is not a form of birth control and it does not protect your or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases.
Levitra is a prescription medication, meaning you can only get it if a doctor prescribes it for you. A man should take Levitra about one hour before sexual activity, and should only use medication per day. As with any medications, there are side effects, and Levitra can interact with certain medications you may take to treat other conditions. It’s important you talk to your doctor about before deciding if Levitra is the treatment option you choose.