What is Vardenafil?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Levitra Staxyn

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Vardenafil is a phosphodiesterase-5 Enzyme inhibitor that is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Sexual dysfunction 15 5
Erectile dysfunction 12 8
Erectile dysfunction 7 2
Personal enjoyment / entertainment 2 2
Difficulty with orgasm 1 2
Ejaculation delayed 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 7
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vardenafil

Side effect Patients
Headaches 2
Stuffy nose 2
Flushing 1
Hot flashes at night 1
Nasal congestion 1
Orthostatic hypotension 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vardenafil

Dosage Patients
20mg as needed 3
10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Vardenafil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 7
Other 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Vardenafil

Duration

Currently taking Vardenafil

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Vardenafil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 3
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 13
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Vardenafil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Sildenafil (Viagra) 2
Tadalafil (Cialis) 1

Patients stopped taking Vardenafil and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprostadil (Edex) 1
Tadalafil (Cialis) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Vardenafil

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Nov 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sexual dysfunction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have been taking Levitra only before sex.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Nov 08, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sexual dysfunction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for erectile dysfunction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 5, 2012 (Started Jan 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty with orgasm)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Went back to Cialis as available in sample form from doctor's office.

Jan 20, 2012 (Started Jan 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for difficulty with orgasm)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have no problem becoming or remaining aroused. I have difficulty reaching orgasm due to a lack of sensitivity. My doc has me trying different things out but we somewhat utilize the three main meds (Levitra, Viagra, and Cialis) interchangeably depending on what is available at his office for samples. As embarrassing as it might be for some, be very specific when discussing this problem with your doctor.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 4, 2012 (Started Feb 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for sexual dysfunction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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