Vardenafil - Erectile dysfunction treatment
  • Suitable for diabetics
  • Lasts up to 5hrs
  • Works for up to 87% of men

Vardenafil (generic Levitra)

Vardenafil contains the same active ingredient as Levitra and is a cost-effective ED treatment suitable for men living with diabetes.

Vardenafil - Erectile dysfunction treatment

Generic treatment

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Alternative treatment: Levitra

  • Suitable for diabetics
  • Lasts up to 5hrs
  • Works for up to 87% of men

Generic or branded treatments?

Some treatments contain the same active ingredient but are sold under different names. If the active ingredient and the dosage are the same, the treatments will have the same effect and work in the same way. 

Generic Branded
Same active ingredient
Works in the same way
Often less expensive

About Vardenafil

  • Taking Vardenafil

    Take one tablet 30mins-1hr before sex. Effects can last for 5hrs. Never take more than one tablet within 24hrs. Works best on an empty stomach or after a low-fat meal. Alcohol will limit Vardenafil's effectiveness. Do not combine Vardenafil with other ED medicines.

  • How it works

    Vardenafil's active ingredient (vardenafil) increases blood flow to the penis. It enables a firmer, longer-lasting erection if you are sexually aroused.

    The treatment will not resolve the underlying physical cause of your ED or increase your sexual desire.

  • Side effects

    Side effects may include facial flushing, headache, light headedness, nasal/sinus congestion, indigestion, palpitations (racing heartbeat), and blurred vision.

    For full information on side effects and correct use, see the patient information leaflet.

  • Effectiveness

    Vardenafil 10mg treats ED in up to 87% of cases. Most men find it works quicker than other ED treatments. If you have eaten a high-fat meal or drunk more than 1-2 units of alcohol, you may find it takes longer to work or is less effective.

    We advise trying an ED treatment 8 times before giving up, considering a higher dose, or seeking an alternative.

  • Strength and dosage

    The standard dose is 10mg. Depending on your age, height and weight, the cause and the severity of your ED, you may be prescribed a lower dose of 5mg, or a higher one of 20mg. Dosage does not affect how quickly or for how long the treatment works.

    Higher doses come with an increased chance of developing side effects.

  • Safety: taking other medicines

    If you take alpha-blockers (such as doxazosin or tamsulosin), you should wait at least 6 hours between taking those and taking Vardenafil. You will be unsuitable for Vardenafil if you are taking nicorandil or nitrates, such as GTN spray or isosorbide mononitrate tablets to treat angina.

    It is important that you let us know which prescription, over-the-counter medicines and recreational drugs you are taking so that we can prescribe Vardenafil safely.

  • Alternative treatments

    Some men find counselling helpful as a means of exploring and treating psychological causes for ED.

    If Vardenafil does not work for you, contact us via your Patient Record so that we can discuss your treatment options. View all our ED treatments.

  • Reordering

    To reorder Vardenafil, go to your Patient Record and select ‘reorder’. You will be required to fill in the online questionnaire each time you reorder.

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