Levitra 20mg is the highest dose of this particular erectile dysfunction medication.
Levitra contains an active ingredient called vardenafil which is a PDE5 inhibitor and works by increasing the amount of blood directed into the penis.
When treating patients for erectile dysfunction, GPs will look to prescribe the lowest dose of the drug.
All medications have the potential to cause side effects and the likelihood of these is typically increased the stronger the dose is.
Therefore, Levitra 20mg is not the recommended starting dose and is usually only prescribed under certain circumstances.
When would 20mg be prescribed?
If you start your Levitra treatment at the recommended 10mg dose and find that the results it produces are less than sufficient, your doctor may suggest a dose increase.
Therefore if the Levitra 20mg dose does not supply a sufficient response, a different form of treatment should be sought.
Your doctor will only consider increasing your dose if you have not displayed side effects when taking a lower dose.
It is important to remember that with all doses of erectile dysfunction medication sexual stimulation is required in order for the drug to have an effect.
Is the 20mg dose more effective than the lower doses?
The 20mg dose did provide the best results in terms of penetration success at an increase of 29.5%.
However, the difference noted between 10mg and 20mg was minimal considering the increase in the active ingredient.
This is one of the reasons why the 10mg dose is the starting dose and the 20mg dose is only prescribed in certain circumstances.
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