Drug Interactions between Levitra and nitroglycerin
This report displays the potential drug interactions for the following 2 drugs:
- Levitra (vardenafil)
Interactions between your drugs
Applies to: nitroglycerin and Levitra (vardenafil)
Using vardenafil together with nitroglycerin is not recommended. Combining these medications may cause blood pressure to fall excessively, which can lead to cardiovascular collapse. The risk of other side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, headache, flushing, heart palpitations, and priapism (prolonged and painful erection unrelated to sexual activity) may also increase. You should seek immediate medical attention if you experience chest pain or tightness during treatment with vardenafil. Do not use nitroglycerin on your own without consulting your doctor, even if it has been a few days since you have taken a dose of vardenafil. 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.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Levitra (vardenafil)
Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels of certain medications such as 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 the medication, then it is advisable for you to talk with your doctor before changing the amounts of these products in your diet, as this may alter the effects of your medication. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
No warnings were found for your selected drugs.
Therapeutic duplication warnings are only returned when drugs within the same group exceed the recommended therapeutic duplication maximum.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No interaction information available.|
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