Precautions and Warnings With Orally Disintegrating Vardenafil

Specific Orally Disintegrating Vardenafil Precautions and Warnings

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking this drug include the following:
 
  • There have been cases of serious side effects, such as heart attack, stroke, and sudden death in people taking phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5) inhibitors, such as orally disintegrating vardenafil, for erectile dysfunction. If you have heart disease (cardiovascular disease) or significant heart disease risk factors, you may have an increased risk for these serious side effects. Talk to your doctor about the risks of using orally disintegrating vardenafil if you currently have heart disease or have risk factors for heart disease.
     
  • Orally disintegrating vardenafil can cause low blood pressure (hypotension). If your blood pressure becomes too low, you may become dizzy or faint. If you do feel dizzy or faint during sexual activity while taking orally disintegrating vardenafil, you should stop any further activity and talk to your healthcare provider about your symptoms.
     
  • PDE5 inhibitors, such as orally disintegrating vardenafil, have been associated with rare cases of a condition called nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). This condition can lead to a sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes. The vision loss can be permanent. If you experience any problems with your vision while taking orally disintegrating vardenafil, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
     
  • A sudden decrease or loss of hearing has occurred in people taking orally disintegrating vardenafil and other PDE5 inhibitors. Dizziness and ringing in the ears sometimes occurred with the hearing loss. If you notice a change in your hearing or experience dizziness and ringing in your ears while taking orally disintegrating vardenafil, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
     
  • PDE5 inhibitors, such as orally disintegrating vardenafil, have been associated with a rare but serious condition called priapism. Priapism is a persistent and usually painful erection that lasts for more than four hours. If you experience an erection for longer than four hours while taking orally disintegrating vardenafil, seek immediate medical attention. If not treated immediately, priapism can cause impotence and permanent damage to the penis.
     
  • Orally disintegrating vardenafil does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This drug also does not provide protection against pregnancy.
     
  • Orally disintegrating vardenafil can interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Orally Disintegrating Vardenafil).
     
  • Orally disintegrating vardenafil is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it is probably safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown (see Staxyn and Pregnancy). However, orally disintegrating vardenafil is not licensed for use in women.
     
  • It is unknown if orally disintegrating vardenafil passes through breast milk (see Staxyn and Breastfeeding). However, it's important to remember that this drug is not licensed for use in women.
     
6 Things That Worsen or Cause ED

Vardenafil Orally Disintegrating Drug Information

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.