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Vardenafil can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Vardenafil for more information).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

Prior to taking vardenafil, let your healthcare provider know if you have:
 
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease requiring dialysis
  • A history of a heart attack, stroke, or life-threatening arrhythmia within the past six months
  • Retinitis pigmentosa, which is a rare eye problem
  • A history of severe vision loss, including NAION
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Bleeding problems
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Leukemia
  • A history of priapism, which is a painful erection lasting longer than six hours
  • Any condition that causes a penis deformation, such as angulation, Peyronie's disease, or cavernosal fibrosis
  • Any allergies
  • A rare heart condition known as prolongation of the QT interval (long QT syndrome); also tell your healthcare provider if anyone in your family has this condition.
     
It is also important to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, antacids, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings for Vardenafil to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Who Should Not Take Vardenafil?

You should not take vardenafil if:
 
  • You are allergic to vardenafil, Levitra, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • You are taking a nitrate for angina (chest pain).
     
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