About Vilitra 20 mg
Vilitra 20 mg is a drug that specializes in treating impotence or Erectile Dysfunction in men.
The active component of this medication is Vardenafil which is responsible for attaining and maintaining an erection by increasing the blood in the penile region.
Centurion Laboratories Limited manufactures Vilitra in several strengths like 20 mg, 40 mg, and 60 mg.
Uses of 20 mg Vilitra
Consumption of Vilitra can treat Erectile Dysfunction or sexual impotence.
ED is a condition in which a man can not achieve and sustain an erection to perform sexual intercourse.
How does Vilitra 20 mg work?
Vardenafil, the main salt in Vilitra, is a PDE5 inhibitor.
When sexual stimulation occurs, nitric oxide is released that activates the Guanylate Cyclase enzyme to produce cGMP.
cGMP is an enzyme that helps get an erection by relaxing blood vessels, thus allowing the blood to circulate to the penis.
So, when you consume Vardenafil, it inhibits PDE5 resulting in the boost of cGMP levels.
Vilitra 20 mg Side effects
You can encounter some mild and moderate side effects after the consumption of the 20 mg variant of Vilitra, such as:
- Nasal congestion
- Body or muscle ache
- Abnormal vision
- Painful and prolonged erection
In case of an allergic reaction and prolonged erection (more than 4 hours), consult a healthcare provider immediately.
How to use Vilitra 20 mg
Vilitra 20 mg should be taken according to the advice of your medical provider to prevent overdosing.
It is generally recommended to take only one tablet per day.
You can swallow the whole with a glassful of water, 30-60 minutes before engaging in intimate activity.
You can take it with or without food as prescribed by your doctor.
Other Dosage of Vilitra 20 mg
There are chances for drugs to interact with one another. Therefore, it is vital to keep your physician informed about everything.
It is best to avoid these drugs while consuming a 20 mg variant of Vilitra:
- Medicines containing Nitrates
- Antibiotic or antifungal medications
- Medicines used to treat Arrhythmia: Amiodarone
- Medicines for seizures
- Fish oil tablets
- Warfarin and other anticoagulants
- Other ED tablets containing Sildenafil and Tadalafil
Informing your healthcare provider is essential before taking Vilitra 20 mg in case you are suffering from the following diseases or disorders:
- Cardiovascular disease Angina or suffered a heart attack
- Long QT syndrome
- Low or High Blood Pressure
- Kidney and liver diseases
- Hearing and vision disorder
- Sickle cell anemia (a blood cell disorder) and leukemia (a type of blood cancer)
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Peyronie’s disease (deformed penis)
- Thyroid disease or chronic bladder infection
Consuming alcohol with this medicine can cause Hypotension and dizziness. Thus, it should be avoided at all costs.
It is also best to avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice as it contains CYP3A4 enzyme, which can reduce the effectiveness of Vilitra.
Children under 18 years and women should not consume this drug.
After consuming Vilitra 20 mg, it is best to avoid driving and engaging in some strenuous activities.
People who underwent surgery should strictly avoid taking this tablet.
Vilitra 20 mg should be kept from light, heat, and moisture and at room temperature between 15 to 30 Celsius.