Generic Levitra (Vardenafil)
Also known as: Snovitra
Active ingredient: Vardenafil
Manufacturer : Dharam Distributors
Product Code: PR10556
What is this drug?
Generic Levitra (Snovitra) is an oral drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) (impotence) and premature ejaculation (PE) in adult men.  It has vardenafil as its active ingredient. Vardenafil is a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor (PDE-5) and has a vasodilatory effect on the tissues of the penis.  When the individual is unable to achieve a penile erection, it is called as erectile dysfunction.  This drug increases the flow of blood in the penis during sexual stimulation which leads to an erection.  Vardenafil is not a cure for ED.  It does not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis. 
Classification and Mechanism of Action
Vardenafil is used to treat male sexual disorders ED and PE. Without the sexual stimulation, vardenafil cannot cause an erection.  Vardenafil has a vasodilatory property; it is used to dilate blood vessels of the penis.  This drug relaxes the smooth muscles of corpus cavernosum and it's associated blood vessels which increase the blood circulation in the penis, causing an erection. [3, 4]
Looking after your drug
Store at a dry place away from moisture and direct sunlight and heat. Do not freeze.  It is important to keep it out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature.
It is to be taken at least one hour before sexual intercourse. It should not be taken more than once in a day.  It can be taken with or without food.  There should be a gap of 24 hours between doses.  It should not be taken on a daily basis. Take Generic Levitra (Snovitra) pill as directed by the physician. Do not take more doses of vardenafil without asking your doctor. Generic Levitra (Snovitra) is to be taken only when needed.
How to take the medication
Generic Levitra (Snovitra) should be only consumed if prescribed. It should not be taken without the consultation of a physician. Generic Levitra (Snovitra) is an oral pill which is taken with a glass of water. Individuals may take it with or without food.  Vardenafil tablets are to be taken one-hour prior to sexual activity.  It is not recommended for men under 18 years of age.
Seek medical help in case of overdose.
Warnings and Precautions
The individual should not use Generic Levitra (Snovitra) if he is allergic to vardenafil. Avoid drinking alcohol with Generic Levitra (Snovitra). It can lead to unwanted side effects.  Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice with this drug. This combination should be avoided because grapefruit can interact with vardenafil and can cause side effects.  Don’t take other drugs containing nitrates (taken for a heart problem or chest pain) while taking vardenafil. It can cause a sudden drop in the blood pressure leading to dizziness. 
Women should not consume vardenafil. There are no studies of vardenafil on pregnant or breastfeeding women.  Don’t use any other drug with Generic Levitra (Snovitra) without consulting your doctor. Never share your medication with another person.
Interaction with any other drug may change the mechanism of action of vardenafil or increase the risk of side effects. Use of alpha-blockers with vardenafil can lead to hypotension as both of them are vasodilators.  Use of CYP3A4 inhibitors should be avoided as it increases the serum concentration of vardenafil.  Generic Levitra (Snovitra) should not be used with other PDE 5 inhibitors ( eg. Sildenafil). 
Possible Side Effects
Generic Levitra (Snovitra) is an oral therapy for the treatment of ED and PE in adult men. It may contain some ingredients which can cause side effects. Before using Generic Levitra (Snovitra) individuals should consult a physician. Some of the side effects are- headache, dizziness, stomach upset, back pain, difficulting in breathing, sudden loss of vision, ringing in ears, fainting, swelling in hands, feet or ankle, blurred vision, nausea etc.  It can cause other side effects also. The individual should immediately stop using Generic Levitra (Snovitra) if he finds any of the above side effects.
When the drug should not be used
Prior to the treatment, the medical history of the patient should be studied. Special precaution should be taken with individuals having cardiovascular problem, liver or kidney disease, high or low blood pressure, peptic ulcer disease, bleeding disorder, penile deformation, high cholesterol, chest pain. [5, 7]
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