Staxyn (vardenafil) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Staxyn (vardenafil) which include:

Alcohol (Ethanol) ↔ vardenafil

Moderate Drug Interaction

Vardenafil can lower blood pressure, and combining it with ethanol may further increase this effect. You may be more likely to experience symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, and heart palpitations. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with vardenafil, and use caution when getting up from a sitting or lying position. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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vardenafil ↔ food

Moderate Food Interaction

Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels and effects of vardenafil. You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with vardenafil. However, if you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with vardenafil, do not alter the amounts of these products in your diet without first talking to your doctor or other healthcare professional. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Orange juice is not expected to interact.

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Staxyn (vardenafil) drug Interactions

There are 457 drug interactions with Staxyn (vardenafil)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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