There are several different types of erectile dysfunction treatment available, so it can be difficult trying to determine which one is the most suitable for you. However, your doctor will be able to help.

On this page, we'll discuss the advantages of Levitra over other treatments for ED.


Levitra becomes effective within 25 minutes to an hour of taking the tablet, and then continues to work for a period of four to five hours.

This does not mean that you will have an erection for this entire duration, but you will get an erection when aroused by sexual stimulation.

Easy to take

Levitra is taken on demand; you can simply take Levitra shortly before sexual activity as you need to. You should not take more than one Levitra pill in the course of a day.

Levitra remains effective if taken immediately after a meal, though a meal high in fat may cause the effects to be delayed.

The 10 mg dose of Levitra is the only ED pill available as an orodispersible tablet, which can be placed on the tongue to melt in the mouth. This enables Levitra to be taken in a discreet manner, without a glass of water.

Effective treatment

Levitra produces effective results in the majority of men that use it.

In clinical trials, between 68% and 80% of participants were able to achieve penetration, depending on their dosage. Between 53% and 65% of participants found they were able to maintain an erection.

Side effects

The most common side effect experienced with Levitra is headache, reported in up to one in ten users. Up to one in 100 people experience a blocked nose, indigestion, flushing, or feeling dizzy.

Less than 1 in 100 people who take Levitra experience serious side effects.

During consultation for Levitra, a doctor will take into account any other medicines you are taking, and any pre-existing health conditions.

Suitability for those with pre-existing conditions

The smallest available dose of Levitra is 5mg. Because it is available in smaller doses than other forms of ED medication, Levitra may in some cases be issued to older patients, or those with underlying health conditions who may not be able to use other tablets.

A reputable treatment

Levitra is produced by Bayer, a well-known multinational pharmaceutical company. Before it was licensed across Europe in 2003, it was subject to testing in clinical trials.

Since being launched, Levitra has joined Viagra and Cialis in becoming a popular form of medication for erectile dysfunction.

You can find out more about Levitra on our FAQ page.

Page last reviewed:  24/08/2018