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vardenafil

(vär-dĕn′ə-fĭl)
n.
A drug that inhibits phosphodiesterase, C23H32N6O4S, used in its hydrochloride form to treat erectile dysfunction by increasing the level of cyclic GMP, which increases blood flow to the erectile tissues.

vardenafil

an impotence agent.
indication This drug is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. Alpha-blockers or nitrates prohibit should not be coadministered with this drug.
adverse effects Adverse effects of this drug include hypertension, conjunctivitis, tinnitus, photophobia, diminished vision, glaucoma, abnormal ejaculation, priapism, myalgia, arthralgia, neck pain, rhinitis, sinusitis, dyspnea, pharyngitis, epistaxis, rash, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and increased gamma glutamyl transpeptidase. Life-threatening side effects include myocardial infarction and cardiovascular collapse. Common side effects include headache, flushing dizziness, and insomnia.
A cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor used to manage erectile dysfunction, taken ±1 hour before anticipated sexual activity; it is apparently effective for diabetics
Adverse effects Headache, dyspepsia, nausea, rhinitis

vardenafil

A selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase type 5, the enzyme in the penis that limits the action of nitric oxide in promoting erection. (See SILDENAFIL CITRATE for fuller account). The drug is said to be effective more rapidly than Viagra. A brand name, presumably selected with the irresistible necessity for humour, is Levitra.
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Vardenafil hydrochloride tablets, which are indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, are therapeutically equivalent to Bayer Healthcare's Staxyn orally disintegrating tablets.
In a study of men taking both tamsulosin and vardenafil or tamsulosin and placebo for the treatment of BPH symptoms, Dr.
A randomised, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy of twice-daily vardenafil in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Key words: Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, pulmonary arterial hypertension, sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil
Vardenafil showed dose improvement from 5 mg to 10 mg and from 10 mg to 20 mg.
Examples of drugs known or reported to be ototoxic Ototoxic drug class Examples Aminoglycosides Streptomycin, amikacin, tobramycin, gentamycin, kanamycin, capreomycin Platinum-based chemotherapy Cisplatin, carboplatin, oxaliplatin Loop diuretics Furosemide, torasemide, bumetanide, piratenide Other antibiotics Erythromycin, vancomycin Antimalarials Quinine Salicylates Aspirin Phosphodiesterase type Sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil 5 inhibitors
Since that time, two other PDE-5 inhibitor drugs have been approved for treating impotence: vardenafil (Levitra), and tadalafil (Cialis).
As formulated, True Man Sexual Energy and Energy Max are classified as unapproved new drugs that do not declare the active ingredients thione, an analog of sildenafil; or piperadino vardenafil, an analog of vardenafil.
Caution should be exercised if BiDil is used with MAO inhibitors, alcohol, sildenafil, vardenafil or tadalafil.
The other two trials compared tadalafil (Cialis) 10 mg and 20 mg with placebo, and vardenafil (Levitra) 10 mg and 20 mg with placebo.
Enteral vardenafil (phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor) was tried at two different doses (10 mg and 5 mg), in order to wean the patient from nitric oxide.