Vardenafil is prescribed for the management of male sexual function difficulties, specifically impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED). When coupled with sexual arousal, vardenafil operates by enhancing blood circulation to the penis, facilitating the attainment and maintenance of an erection.
Uses and Dosage
Vardenafil is supplied in two forms: as a traditional tablet and as a rapidly disintegrating tablet, which dissolves in the mouth and is ingested without the need for water. It is typically taken on an as-needed basis, either with or without food, approximately 60 minutes before engaging in sexual activity. Vardenafil should generally not be taken more frequently than once every 24 hours. If certain health conditions exist or if you are using specific medications, your doctor may advise you to take vardenafil less frequently.
Take vardenafil precisely as directed, avoiding both overuse and underuse, and refrain from exceeding the prescribed dosage frequency.
When using the rapidly disintegrating tablet, inspect the blister pack before your initial dose. Refrain from using any medication from the pack if any of the blisters are torn, damaged, or lack tablets. Adhere to the package instructions for removing the tablet from the blister pack. Do not attempt to force the tablet through the foil. Once you’ve removed the tablet from the blister packaging, place it directly on your tongue and close your mouth. The tablet will quickly dissolve, and there’s no need to consume it with water or any other liquid.
Your doctor will typically initiate treatment with an average dose of vardenafil tablets and may adjust it based on your response to the medication. If you are using the rapidly disintegrating tablets, dose adjustments may not be possible, as these tablets are available in only one strength. If you require a higher or lower dosage, your doctor may prescribe the regular tablets instead. Should vardenafil not yield satisfactory results or if you experience adverse effects, communicate this to your doctor.
Vardenafil rapidly disintegrating tablets cannot be substituted for vardenafil tablets. Ensure that you receive the specific type of vardenafil prescribed by your doctor, and don’t hesitate to consult your pharmacist if you have any inquiries regarding the type of vardenafil you have been provided.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:
- upset stomach
- stuffy or runny nose
- flu-like symptoms
Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:
- erection that lasts longer than 4 hours
- sudden severe loss of vision
- blurred vision
- changes in color vision (seeing blue tinge on objects, difficulty telling the difference between blue and green, or difficulty seeing at night)
- sudden decrease or loss of hearing
- ringing in ears
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
Prior to initiating vardenafil treatment, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist about any known allergies to vardenafil or any other allergens. This medication may include inert components that could trigger allergic reactions or other complications.
Before commencing this medication, share your medical history with your doctor or pharmacist, with particular attention to the following: recent heart issues, recent stroke within the past six months, kidney disease requiring dialysis, liver disease, high or low blood pressure, dehydration, penile conditions, a history of painful or prolonged erections (priapism), underlying conditions that may heighten the risk of priapism, eye problems, bleeding disorders, or active stomach ulcers.
This medication may induce dizziness or vision alterations. The consumption of alcohol or marijuana may intensify these effects. Refrain from driving, operating machinery, or engaging in tasks requiring alertness or clear vision until you can do so safely.
This medication might contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that necessitates a restricted or avoidance of aspartame (or phenylalanine) in your diet, consult your doctor or pharmacist to ensure the safe use of this medication.
This medication is typically not prescribed for women and is unlikely to be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. If you have any questions about this medication in relation to your situation, consult your doctor for guidance.
Form and Strength
Staxyn is available in the following forms and strengths:
Staxyn disintegrating tablet:
vardenafil disintegrating tablet:
Does Staxyn work better than Viagra?
Staxyn is a selective PDE-5 inhibitor with more targeted effect for ED than older medications like Viagra.
How long do the effects of Staxyn last?
The effectiveness of this medication lasts for up to 8 hours after taking a dose.