What is the Difference Between Prescription Levitra and Prescription Generic Vardenafil?

Levitra is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction.  The generic name for Levitra is vardenafil. Both medications are identical in their active ingredients and their use.

According to the Urology Care Foundation approximately 30 million men in the United States occasionally have trouble achieving and keeping an erection.   Erectile dysfunction may be a result of several factors, including diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, other prescription medications, stress, injury, or other factors.  It is important to speak to your doctor and discuss your medical history, as well as other psychosocial factors to determine the best course of treatment for you. Fortunately there are oral ED medications that can help. 

Levitra is a PDE-5 inhibitor class drug which helps increase blood flow to the penis by helping the muscles in the penis relax. When you are sexually aroused you will be able to get and maintain an erection long enough to engage in sexual intercourse.

Vardenafil is the generic equivalent of Levitra

  • The active ingredient in Levitra is Vardenafil Hydrochloride
  • The active ingredient in Vardenafil is Vardenafil Hydrochloride

Levitra comes as an oral pill and is available in 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg and 20mg doses.

Levitra is taken 30-60 minutes before sexual activity and may be taken with or without food. It should not be taken more than once per day, and each dose should be taken at least 24 hours apart.

Note:  Avoid drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruit while taking this prescription medication as it may increase the chance of side effects. Speak to your pharmacist for more information on how to effectively take prescription Levitra or prescription vardenafil.

What is the Cost Difference Between Levitra and Vardenafil?

Levitra is manufactured by Bayer Inc. while generic vardenafil is manufactured by several generic manufacturers including Apotex Inc. The other difference is the cost:

  • Four 10mg tablets of Levitra – $85.35
  • Four 10mg tablets of vardenafil – $62.28

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Both medications are otherwise identical.  If you have questions about prescription medications and their generic equivalent we encourage you to speak to one of our pharmacy representatives who would be happy to answer your questions in total confidence.

Why would you want to take Levitra instead of Cialis or another ED medication?

The length of time a drug stays in your system may be important depending on the other medications you may be taking. Cialis stays in your blood stream for 18 hours or longer, while Levitra stays in your bloodstream for only four to six hours. Speak to your doctor about which ED medication is right for you, and always purchase your prescription medication from a certified and trusted source.

Further information on Levitra can be found at the following link: Learn More

If you have questions about prescription medication for erectile dysfunction or any other medication, please contact our team  at CanadaOnlineHealth by calling toll free 1-800-399-DRUG (3784). One of our discreet pharmacy representatives will be happy to answer your questions.

This article contains medical information provided to help you better understand this particular medical condition or process, and may contain information about medication often used as part of a treatment plan prescribed by a doctor.  It is not intended to be used as either a diagnosis or recommendation for treatment of your particular medical situation.  If you are unwell, concerned about your physical or mental state, or are experiencing symptoms you should speak with your doctor or primary health care provider. If you are in medical distress please contact emergency services (such as 911).

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