What Is Orally Disintegrating Vardenafil Used For?

How Does Orally Disintegrating Vardenafil Work?

When a man is sexually aroused, the body releases certain chemicals that relax the muscles in the penis. Normally, these muscles are constricted so that blood cannot flow into the penis. When the muscles relax, large amounts of blood are able to enter the penis, causing an erection.
 
An erection is reversed when an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5) breaks down the chemicals that caused the penis muscles to relax in the first place. As the penis constricts again, the blood leaves the penis and the erection goes away.
 
Orally disintegrating vardenafil works by blocking PDE5. When PDE5 is blocked, the chemical that caused the penis muscles to relax cannot be broken down. Therefore, these muscles stay relaxed, blood stays in the penis longer, and the penis stays erect.
 

Does It Work Without Sexual Stimulation?

No -- orally disintegrating vardenafil will not work without sexual stimulation. This is because the chemicals that cause an erection are released only when a person is aroused. Orally disintegrating vardenafil has no effect on these chemicals being released. It only keeps the chemicals in the penis longer.
 

How Long Does It Take for Orally Disintegrating Vardenafil to Start Working?

The amount of time it takes for orally disintegrating vardenafil to work can vary. For most men, it will likely begin to work in under an hour. Therefore, it is generally recommended that you take this medication an hour (60 minutes) before sexual activity.
 

Is It Safe for Use in Children?

This medication is not approved for use in people younger than 18 years of age. Orally disintegrating vardenafil has not been studied in this age group, and should not be used in children.
 
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