Vardenafil is used to treat impotence (difficulty getting and maintaining an erection) in men, and occasionally other conditions.
Take vardenafil with a glass of water between one hour and five hours before having sex, or as directed.
Take vardenafil when required. The maximum dose is one tablet a day.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with vardenafil including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Prolonged erection (longer than four hours)
Changes in vision
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Headache, dizziness, hot flushing
Runny or blocked nose
Muscle aches and pains
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
|Take with food|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. December 2017
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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