Need to know more about generic levitra. Who makes it, what strengths are available, is it just as good as Levitra?
Currently there is no generic for Levitra (vardenafil) available in the United States. I am not sure about the status in other countries.
The patent for Levitra does not expire until October 31, 2018.
There is a new product containing vardenafil, called Staxyn, which was just approved on June 17, 2010. This newly approved tablet is orally disintegrating so it is different from Levitra.
Both Levitra and Staxyn are manufactured by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals.
As mentioned by marvell, there is no genric levitra available yet. Be aware that there are a number of companies currently offering generic Levitra online but these are most likely fake and potentially dangerous.
Also, there often is some confusion between the generic version of a drug and the generic name. Every brand name has an active ingredient which is called the "generic name". For levitra this is vardenafil and is not the same as a "generic version" of a drug. In order for there to be a generic version, the brand name must have gone off-patent and another company besides the original patent holder must be making the drug.
As already stated, in the United States there is no generic form of Levitra. I did a lot of on-line investigating before I began taking Levitra. I was looking for a cheaper source. ALWAYS read the comments of others who have purchased from the sources you visit, and ignore the totally positive flowery reviews that sound like the company wrote them themselves, - they probably did. I would never trust a drug company that ships from China, India, Malaysia, etc.; you have no clue what you MIGHT be taking. If I did buy on-line, I would use a country with somewhat similar drug standards (Canada) as the U.S. - but I would still STUDY the user reviews. My Doctor prescribed the 10MG tablet, but because he trusts that I will stick to his advise he wrote the prescription for the 20MG and instructed me to cut them in half. Since Levitra is a "flat priced" drug, cutting them in half cuts my net price per dose in half.
Also, go to Levitra.com to print out a voucher for 3 free tablets with your first prescription. More money saved.
Always be just a little skeptical when someone is willing to sell you "the real thing" for a fraction of the going price. Also, Viagra is going off patent fairly soon, when that happens I'm betting that the prices on Levitra & Cialis will go down, too.
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