Levitra is medication that is used in the treatment of impotency or erectile dysfunction.  Despite its effectiveness, the medication has some side effects that you should be aware of.

Side effects

The side effects of Levitra are very money. They vary in intensity, severity and form from one person to the other.  Some of these side effects include the following:

  • headache,
  • flushing,
  • nasal stuffiness,
  • stomach upset,
  • heartburn,
  • runny nose,
  • dizziness,
  • nausea
  • increased light sensitivity
  • blurred vision,
  • or impaired green or blue color discrimination

Some other side effects such as irregular, slow or fast heartbeat, short term loss of memory, seizures, partial or complete loss of vision are unusual and need immediate attention. If you experience any of them, you should consult a doctor immediately.  If you experience unusually prolonged erection you should also consult a doctor.

Precautions

Even when it is prescribed to treat a condition in which it is indicated for treatment, precautions should be exercised when you are taking Levitra.

First, you should not take this medication if you suffer from any condition of the heart. Sexual activity puts a lot of straining on your heart. Levitra tends to increase the blood flow in to the penis and the heart is used to pump that blood.

If the heart is weak, it may lead to some other serious and life threatening problems. If you experience chest pain, fainting, severe dizziness or other feeling that signals improper functioning or problem of the heart, you should stop sex immediately.

NEVER take Levitra is you are taking some other drugs that are referred to as nitrates. Nitrates are mostly prescribed for the treatment of chest pains. Taking nitrates together with Levitra can cause life threatening fall of blood pressure.

You should ensure that you inform your doctor of all the other medications that you may be taking. There are also some other drugs that can interact with Levitra to cause serious and life threatening side effects.

In addition to the foregoing, there are many side effects and precautions that you need to know as a patient. You should ensure that you ask your pharmacist for clarification on any detail or information that you may want to know about this drug.