Levitra and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Levitra (vardenafil).
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.
Moderate Food Interaction
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.
Levitra drug interactions
There are 464 drug interactions with Levitra (vardenafil).
Levitra disease interactions
There are 10 disease interactions with Levitra (vardenafil) which include:
- cardiovascular disease
- renal dysfunction
- QT prolongation
- hearing loss
- retinitis pigmentosa
- seizure disorders
- liver disease
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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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