Monday, February 1, 2010

How is Levitra Better Than Viagra?

Both Levitra vardenafil and Viagra sildenafil are FDA approved prescription only drugs for impotence treatment. Both the medicines are extremely popular and are highly recommended by doctors for impotence treatment. However, as Viagra was the first ever impotence treatment drug, it enjoys more popularity as compared to Levitra, which was approved by the FDA in 2003. For 5 long years, Viagra enjoyed complete monopoly in the erectile dysfunction treatment market. However, this monopoly was shattered with the launch of Levitra vardenafil.

Levitra was a competition to the immensely Popular Viagra. This is primarily because Levitra belongs to the same class of medicines as Viagra. Hence, the 2 medicines essentially work in the same way. So, now Levitra offered what Viagra was offering in higher dosages to men suffering from impotence. In addition, Levitra proposed to have a few more advantages for men, making it even more beneficial for them. Discussed below are the key advantages of Levitra over Viagra.

  • Levitra is better in terms of its effective time period While Viagra sildenafil becomes effective within 60 minutes and remains effective for 4 hours, Levitra vardenafil becomes effective within 30-60 minutes and remains effective for 5 hours. Hence, Levitra is preferred over Viagra by men seeking greater spontaneity in lovemaking.
  • Levitra allows you take food along with the medicine A significant difference between Levitra and Viagra is that while Viagra is recommended to be taken on empty stomach or with a light meal, Levitra is not as sensitive to food and alcohol, so you can enjoy dinner and alcohol (in moderation) with your partner before indulging in sexual activity. However, it is advised that you should not eat meals with a lot of fat along with Levitra as it will delay the time it takes for the medicine to start working.
  • Levitra comes in lower dosage strength Viagra is available in the dosage strengths of 25mg, 50mg and 100mg while Levitra is available in the dosage strengths of 5mg, 10mg and 20mg. As Levitra is effective in lower dosage strengths, it reduces the intensity of side effects. For this reason, Levitra is preferred by the elderly over Viagra.
  • Levitra is more effective in diabetics Various studies have shown that Levitra is more effective in diabetic patients suffering from impotence. Studies have shown that Levitra works better for men who have diabetes. About half of the men who didn't respond to Viagra responded to Levitra treatment.
  • Difference in side effects Though both Levitra and Viagra share similar side effects, lack of visual effects is another of the benefits of Levitra. Studies have shown that men on Viagra treatment occasionally suffer tinted vision that eventually wears off. However, men who take Levitra for impotence treatment rarely if ever experience this visual side effect.

While Viagra continues to enjoy tremendous popularity as an impotence treatment medicine, many men prefer to take Levitra to Viagra. In case you are not sure which of these drugs will be more suitable for you, please consult your doctor.