vardenafil, Levitra, Staxyn ODT (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Vardenafil is not approved for use in women.

NURSING MOTHERS: Vardenafil has not been evaluated in women who are breastfeeding.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of vardenafil are facial flushing (reddening), headaches, stomach upset, diarrhea, flu like symptoms, and nausea. Vardenafil also may cause chest pain, low blood pressure, blurred vision and changes in color vision, abnormal ejaculation and priapism (painful erection lasting more than 6 hours). Patients should seek immediate medical help if they experience an erection lasting more than 4 hours. Rare cases of sudden loss of hearing have been reported with phosphodiesterase inhibitors such as vardenafil, sometimes associated with ringing in the ears and dizziness. If changes in hearing occur, patients should discontinue their vardenafil and seek immediate medical attention.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012



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