Levitra Vs Viagra: All Things You Need To Know

Levitra Vs Viagra: All Things You Need To Know

Levitra Vs Viagra

Levitra and Viagra are medicines that come under the class of PDE-5 inhibitors. Their main purpose is to diminish the negative effects of Erectile Dysfunction and help maintitletain an erection while having intercourse or being sexually aroused. People who suffer from such kind of impotency suffer from the malfunction of a specific enzyme known as PDE-5 (phosphodiesterase type 5).

This is the enzyme that is to be blamed for lower blood flow to the penis, leading to the search for penile rehabilitation. PDE-5 is the most vital cGMP hydrolyzing enzyme that is found in the penis. It degrades the positive effects of cGMP to that of 5’ – GMP.

This is why medication such as Levitra and Viagra is administered to people with erectile dysfunction – as they inhibit the effects that PDE-5 has on the penis, in turn relaxing the smooth muscle walls and burgeoning blood for a harder penis, capable of maintaining its hardened stance for a sufficient period of time. 

Prostate surgery (prostatectomy) is another disorder that arises in people as they age or due to unhealthy urinating and unhygienic consumption of beverages. Due to issues such as prostate enlargement, also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the prostate begins to grow in size and eventually cannot be compared to the walnut-size it would originally be.

This leads to urinary system problems such as uncontrollable urges to urinate, urinating due to minor laughter, tears or any sentimental emotion and also the disability to completely empty the bladder in one urination. Also, during surgery, almost 90 percent of the times the nerves surrounding the penis walls are damaged and fail to receive sexual arousal signals from the Central.

Nervous System (CNS) present in the brain. This means the communication between the sensory organ, penis and the brain has shut down, leading to ridiculously low and invaluable erection durations. This is when they turn to Cialis, Levitra, and Viagra in search of a remedy for such life-disrupting sexual problems. Keep reading to know more about Levitra and Viagra – 

Few similarities between Levitra and Viagra: 

  • Both these medicines are PDE-5 inhibitors and function in the same manner within the body. That is they block the restricting action of PDE-5 on cGMP by significantly reducing PDE-5 levels within the penis and urethra. 
  • Both Levitra and Viagra are known to have the same half-life of 4 to 6 hours. Irrespective of the time the medicine was consumed, expect similar effects (in case of time).
  • Like all PDE-5 inhibitors, even Levitra and Viagra are known to increase blood flow in the penis by relaxing the muscle walls. Both medicines lead to sexual stimulation and finally greater sexual performance by men.
  • They share common side effects such as cold and cough, redness of the skin (also known as Flushing), back pain, headaches, and dizziness.
  • None of these medicines must be consumed with medicines that have Nitrates or Nitric oxide present as an ingredient. As both the medicines will mix in the tummy and lead to severely low blood pressure and even lower sexual activity.

Differences between Levitra and Viagra:

Consumption with Food

Levitra, when consumed with any kinds of food and beverages, will not lead to any side effects and the medicine will continue to radiate its desired process within the body. Even mild to moderate consumption of alcohol with Levitra will not lead to issues (of course, it is not advised).

Viagra, on the other hand, must not be eaten while or after feasting. High-fat foods are known to alleviate the erection promoting effects of Viagra. An overloaded stomach will make it take longer for Viagra to function because the absorption time of Viagra reduces. 

Time taken for effects

Levitra must be taken not more than an hour before sexual activity as you will be left with an erection much prior to your planned intercourse duration. 60 minutes is all it takes, which is why it is a perfect drug for planned sex.

On the contrary, Viagra offers a greater amount of variability with the arrival of its effects. It can take anything from 30 minutes to 3 or even 4 hours for Viagra to kick in. Thus if you are consuming PDE-5 inhibitors because of post-surgery recovery then Viagra is perfect as it serves the purpose of recovery and also opens a wider window for sexual activity.

Generic Name and Dosage

Levitra is commonly referred to by its generic name, Vardenafil. For almost 99 percent of the patients, the recommended dosage amount is 10 mg and can be increased or decreased by 5 mg based on its noted efficiency and side effects. 

Viagra is also known by its generic name, Sildenafil. This medicine is available in doses ranging from 25 to 50 to 100 mg – 50 mg tablets is the ideal dosage for attaining an almost immediate erection. This is why Levitra is suggested over Viagra – as smaller doses take the same amount of time as a 50 mg dose of Viagra takes.

Side effects 

Levitra affects blood flow around and to the optic nerve, this builds up to loss of vision and blurriness because of less blood reaching the nerves that send signals to the eye. This can lead to major accidents and loss of life. Thus, one must not drive when under the influence of such medicinal drugs. One common trait present in all PDE-5 inhibitors expect for Levitra is that patients who consume this tablet do not experience nausea, rashes or any form of muscle ache.

Viagra has the most side effects, especially if it is being used for recreational reasons. This medicine is only for the share of the crowd that actually suffer from Erectile Dysfunction and are not having it for prolonged erections. Regular consumption of Viagra Medicines can lead to priapism, which is a condition that leads to extremely long durations of erections which builds up to cause immense pain with possible further nerve damage.

Purpose

Levitra not only contributes to reducing the effects of erectile dysfunction but in many cases can also help in the treatment of premature ejaculation – which gives the male more control over his sexual desires and performance.

Viagra, on the other hand, is the first drug approved (for erectile dysfunction) by the FDA, in 1998 and has ever since been used worldwide for the primary purpose of churning out the effects of erectile dysfunction.

Cost

Levitra comes up to about 54 dollars for a tablet in the US market – usually of 10 mg doses. 

Viagra would be around 61 dollars for a tablet in the US market – but for 100 mg doses

Conclusion

Everything said and done, we now have learned about the side effects, cost, dosage and food interactions capabilities of both PDE-5 inhibitors, Levitra and Viagra. Taking a bunch of factors into consideration such as the purpose of medication, do you drive or not, food eating habits, time for sexual activity and versatility in effects to kick in – a patient must choose which of the two brands are they going to use to treat them for post-surgery erection recovery.

Sofia Joseph

I am professional blogger, i have a 2 years of experience in content writing.

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