Introduction to Vardenafil

The drug Vardenafil is actually just the active ingredient in the more commonly recognised medicine levitra. Levitra is the brand named drug used to treat erectile dysfunctions as an alternative to Viagra. Vardenafil is taken orally to treat impotence (problems with obtaining or maintaining an erection for sexual activity). Vardenafil works in a very similar way to Viagra and Cialis which contain the active ingredients Sildenafil and Tadalafil respectively. These are all phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibiters and work in very similar ways to each other.

How Does Vardenafil Work?

Vardenafil works just like any other medication for erectile dysfunction primarily by acting as an inhibiter for phosphodiesterase type 5 which can cause degradation in the production of cGMP. This cGMP is one of the key chemical processes that cause an erection by relaxing and widening the blood vessels in the penis allowing a higher flow of blood into the penis. While Phosphodiesterase type 5 is commonly found within the penis to regular the flow of blood alongside cGMP, it is common for some people to over produce this chemical in later age which in turn leads to impotence.

Vardenafil works by reducing the presence of phosphodiesterase type 5 in the penis and thus allows cGMP to work more effectively allowing blood to flow into the penis. This therefore allows the user to maintain an erection for longer or to obtain one.

How is Vardenafil Different?

Vardenafil is the active ingredient in Levitra which is just one of three main impotence treatment brands used today. Each one of these medicines work in very similar ways, by inhibiting the chemical phosphodiesterase type 5, but with minor changes to how they can be applied. Viagra is the most common medicine used simply because it is the most famously known. With Viagra you can expect results within 30 minutes of taking the drug but its affects last only 4 hours. With Cialis the more recent medication for impotence on the market today, you can expect results within approximately 20-30 minutes time but the effects of the medication lasts 36 hours in total. Levitra on the other hand (with the active ingredient Vardenafil), can take affect anywhere between 1 minute and 1 hour with most patients reporting effectiveness within 16 minutes or less. Levitra also lasts approximately 6 hours long.

Why Choose Levitra/Vardenafil?

Levitra medicine has one key advantage above all other impotence treatments in that it has the least side effects. If you are experiencing problems with unpleasant side effects from other drugs such as Viagra or cialis, Levitra may be the most suitable choice for you. Levitra has the lowest amount of possible side effects of any of the drugs for erectile dysfunction as well as the least amount of reported side effects from patients. This makes Vardenafil a top competitor for impotence treatment in the market today even without the long lasting benefits that Cialis can provide. In addition to this many people find it is very fast acting which makes it perfect for people who find treatments such as Viagra too slow considering it’s shorter duration of effectiveness.