What is Levitra 20mg?

8th January 2021

Launched in 2003, Levitra is one of a number of effective erectile dysfunction medicines. It is a prescription-only medication that is available in a variety of strengths with the 20mg tablet being the highest.

What is Levitra?

Levitra is a popular medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. While Viagra may be the biggest brand name in the world of erectile dysfunction medicine, Levitra is often preferred because it is more widely tolerated and side effects are usually either milder or fewer and further between.

Both Levitra and Viagra are prescription-only medications so there’s no difference in the way that you obtain them. Levitra is available in strengths of 5mg, 10mg and 20mg, with the highest strength tablet usually being prescribed only to those who are older or have underlying health conditions.

Levitra tablets are to be taken orally, and there is an orodispersible version of the 10mg tablet (the most commonly prescribed) so it’s ideal for those who struggle taking normal oral tablets.

If you are prescribed Levitra, you should always make sure to take it as directed by your doctor. It should be taken 30-60 minutes before you plan to have sex, to allow the medicine to be absorbed by your body so that it can assist in you getting and maintaining an erection.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is a very common condition that affects around 10% of men for every decade of age. So for men in their fifties, around 50% will experience the problem, with the percentage increasing to 80% for men in their eighties.

While it’s not a dangerous or life-threatening illness, it can be extremely frustrating for the man it affects and can lead to stress, embarrassment and relationship problems. The cause isn’t always clear either. Sometimes erectile dysfunction can be caused by medical problems, weight, diet, mental health or medicines and sometimes it can be brought on by relationship problems or other psychological factors.

Men who struggle with erectile dysfunction can often delay seeking help because they may feel uncomfortable about speaking to their doctor but there are a number of effective medicines available.

Most people will have heard of Viagra, but there is also Cialis (which has a 36 hour window of effectiveness), Spedra (which can get to work in only 15 minutes) and Levitra (which is well tolerated and has the least side effects).

Often people who have tried Viagra and experienced side effects such as muscle aches or a rash may swap to Levitra to relieve this, as the medicine isn’t associated with these.

How to buy Levitra

If you suffer from erectile dysfunction and don’t feel confident in wishing to speak to a doctor face to face, you may want to try ordering Levitra from UK Meds.

Our discreet and confidential online prescription service asks all the same health and lifestyle questions that you’d expect in a GP appointment but from the comfort of your own home (or on the go).

After filling in a short questionnaire, one of our qualified independent prescribers will review your consultation. If they deem that treatment is suitable for you, you’ll be approved for the medicine and will be able to purchase it with next day delivery.