Side Effects of Vardenafil

Most people tolerate vardenafil well. When side effects do occur, they are usually minor. Some common side effects of vardenafil include indigestion, headache, and facial flushing. A few uncommon vardenafil side effects include high blood pressure, insomnia, and blurred vision.

Side Effects of Vardenafil: An Introduction

As with any medicine, there are possible side effects with vardenafil HCl (Levitra®, Staxyn™). However, not everyone who takes vardenafil will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate vardenafil well. When side effects do occur, they are usually minor, meaning they require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. In previous research studies, up to 3.4 percent of people taking vardenafil stopped their medicine because of side effects.
 
(The side effects discussed below are not a complete list of side effects reported with vardenafil. Your healthcare provider can give you a more complete list of vardenafil side effects.)
 

Common Vardenafil Side Effects

Vardenafil has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of men having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented. Based on these studies, common side effects of vardenafil (occurring 2 percent or more of all cases) included:
 
Vardenafil has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of men having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented. Based on these studies, common side effects of vardenafil (occurring in 2 percent or more of all cases) included:
 
  • Headache -- in up to 15 percent of men (see Headaches From Levitra)
  • Facial flushing -- up to 11 percent
  • A stuffy or runny nose (rhinitis) -- up to 9 percent
  • Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 4 percent
  • Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis) -- up to 3 percent
  • Flu-like symptoms -- up to 3 percent
  • Accidental injury -- up to 3 percent
  • Back pain -- up to 2 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 2.3 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 2 percent
  • Increased levels of creatine kinase in the blood (creatine kinase is an enzyme normally found in muscles and the brain) -- up to 2 percent.

 

These side effects normally go away after a couple of hours.
 
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