Uses of Valif Tablets (Generic Vardenafil)
Valif tablets are taken by mouth for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. ED is a condition where the penis does not harden and expand when a man is sexually excited, or when he cannot keep an erection. A man who has trouble getting or keeping an erection should see his doctor for help if the condition bothers him.
How does Valif by Ajanta Work?
When a man is sexually stimulated, his body’s normal physical response is to increase blood flow to his penis. This results in an erection. It helps increase blood flow to the penis and may help men with ED get and keep an erection satisfactory for sexual activity.Once a man has completed sexual activity, blood flow to his penis decreases, and his erection goes away.
Generic Vardenafil (Valif Tablets) Dosage
Valif (Generic Vardenafil tablets) is taken as and when needed. For most patients, the starting dose is 10 mg, up to once daily. Increase the dosage to 20 mg or decrease to 5 mg based on efficacy and tolerability.
The starting dose of Generic Vardenafil should be 5 mg for patients 65 years of age and above.
Valif is taken orally, about 60 minutes before sexual activity. The maximum recommended dosing frequency is one tablet per day. Generic Vardenafil tablets may be taken with or without food.
Cardiovascular Effects: Patients should not use Generic Vardenafil tablets (Valif) if sex is inadvisable due to cardiovascular status.
Risk of Priapism: In the event that an erection lasts more than 4 hours, the patient should seek immediate medical assistance.
Effects on the Eye: Patients should stop use of Valif tablets, and seek urgrnt medical attention in the event of sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, which could be a sign of nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION).
Sudden Hearing Loss: Patients should stop using this medicine and seek medical attention in the event of sudden decrease or loss in hearing.
Alpha-Blockers: Caution is advised when PDE5 inhibitors like Generic Vardenafil are co-administered with alpha-blockers. In some patients, simultaneous use of these two drug classes can lower blood pressure significantly leading to symptomatic hypotension (for example, fainting).
QT Prolongation: Patients with congenital QT syndrome or taking class IA or III antiarrhythmics should avoid using Generic Vardenafil.
Do not take any medicines called “nitrates”. Nitrates are commonly used to treat angina. Angina is a symptom of heart disease and can cause pain in your chest, jaw, or down your arm. Medicines called nitrates include nitroglycerin that is found in tablets, sprays, ointments, pastes, or patches. Nitrates can also be found in other medicines such as isosorbide dinitrate or isosorbide mononitrate.
Do not use Valif if you use recreational drugs called “poppers” like amyl nitrate and butyl nitrate. Nitrates may cause abnormally low blood pressure and Valif may increase that risk.
Do not use Valif by Ajanta if you are using these drugs. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if any of your medicines are nitrates.
Vardenafil has been classified by the US FDA as Pregnancy Category B. Vardenafil tablets are not indicated for use in women. There are no studies of Generic Vardenafil use in pregnant women.
Vardenafil (Valif tablets) is not indicated for use in women. It is not known if Vardenafil is excreted in human breast milk.
The most common Valif side effects reported by at least 2% of patients are headache, flushing, nasal congestion, dyspepsia, sinusitis, flu syndrome, dizziness, increased creatine kinase, nausea and back pain.
These side effects usually go away after a few hours. Call your doctor if you get a side effect that bothers you or one that will not go away.
Uncommon Valif side effects include an erection that won’t go away (priapism). If you get an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, get medical help right away. Priapism must be treated as soon as possible or lasting damage can happen to your penis, including the inability to have erections. Color vision changes, such as seeing a blue tinge (shade) to objects or having difficulty telling the difference between the colors blue and green.
In rare instances, men taking PDE5 inhibitors (oral erectile dysfunction medicines, including this medicine) reported a sudden decrease or loss of vision in one or both eyes. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to these medicines, to other factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes, or to a combination of these. If you experience sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking PDE5 inhibitors, including Valif by Ajanta, and call a healthcare provider right away.
Sudden loss or decrease in hearing, sometimes with ringing in the ears and dizziness, has been rarely reported in people taking PDE5 inhibitors, including this medicine. It is not possible to determine whether these events are related directly to the PDE5 inhibitors, to other diseases or medications, to other factors, or to a combination of factors. If you experience these symptoms, stop taking Valif by Ajanta and contact a healthcare provider right away.
These are not all the possible side effects of this medicine. For more information, ask your healthcare provider.