Valif (Vardenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men, which is inability to achieve or maintain a hard erect penis suitable for sexual activity, due to insufficient blood flow into the penis. Valif (Vardenafil) relaxes the blood vessels in the penis, increasing blood flow and causing an erection, which is the natural response to sexual stimulation.
Valif (Vardenafil) is not an aphrodisiac and stimulation will be required to develop an erection.
Valif (Vardenafil) is manufactured clinically by Ajanta Pharma.
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The safe indicated dose of Valif (Vardenafil) within a 24 hour period is 20mg (1 tablet). However, we recommend 10mg of Valif (Vardenafil) as an initial dose. Effective treatment time is 4 hours. Always take this medicine with a large glass of water.
You should only take a Valif (Vardenafil) when you plan to have sex — it is not intended as a regular medication.
Valif (Vardenafil) can lower blood pressure, and combining it with alcohol (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 Valif (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.
Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels and effects of certain medications such as Valif (Vardenafil). You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with Valif (Vardenafil). However, if you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with Valif (Vardenafil), do not alter the amounts of these products in your diet without first talking to your doctor or other healthcare professional. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Orange juice is not expected to interact.
Valif contains Vardenafil which acts on the erectile tissue of the penis to increase the blood flow to cause an erection. During sexual stimulation, nitric oxide is released in the erectile tissue of the penis which activates the enzyme guanylate cyclase.
Valif contains Vardenafil, a phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor that is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men (impotence). During sexual stimulation nitric oxide is released in the erectile tissue of the penis (corpus cavernosum), and activates the enzyme guanylate cyclase. This increases levels of a chemical called cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) that relaxes the blood vessels in the penis and allows blood to fill the spongy erectile tissues to cause an erection. Another enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) breaks down cGMP preventing blood flow into the penis, which causes loss of an erection. When taken before planned sexual activity, Valif (Vardenafil) inhibits the PDE5 allowing cGMP to continue to increase blood flow into the penis causing an erection.
Valif (Vardenafil) is not suitable for everyone. Patients under treatment for the following conditions; or any ongoing managed condition, should consult their doctor prior to taking Valif (Vardenafil):
- Heart Related & Cardiovascular diseases including aortic stenosis, idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis and general ventricular outflow obstruction
- Stroke, myocardial infaction (heart attack) or serious arrhythmia
- Cardiac failure or coronary artery disease causing unstable angina
- Blood Pressure related diseases including Hypertension & Hypotension and patients with severley impaired autonomic control of blood pressure
- Resting hypotension (low blood pressure) of (BP <90/50)
- Resting hypertension (high blood pressure) of (BP >170/110)
- Retinitis pigmentosa (genetic disease of the retina)
- Sickle cell or other related anaemias
- HIV (specifically on treatment with protease inhibitors)
- Organ donor recipients
Along with its needed effects, Valif (Vardenafil) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Commonly reported side effects of Valif (Vardenafil) include: headache, dizziness or light-headedness, flushing, nasal congestion, dyspepsia (heartburn) and nausea. Other side effects include: visual disturbance, increased tear formation causing watery eyes, changes in blood pressure (hypo and hypertension), sleepiness, dyspnoea (shortness of breath) and pain (in the back joints, abdomen). See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
Common side effects
These common side effects are connected to dehydration and usually diminish by increasing water intake.
- Facial redness or flushing
- Blocked nose
- Dryness in eyes
- Mild Nausea
Less common side effects
The following side effects of Valif (Vardenafil) may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects are not dangerous and may normally diminish as your body adjusts to the medicine. Patients presenting with these side effects generally do not need to stop taking Valif (Vardenafil).
Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- Aches or pains in the muscles or back
- Changes in color vision
- Increased redness of the eye
- Light sensitivity
- Slight blurred vision
- Sore throat
- Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- Stomach discomfort, upset or pain
- Watery eyes
Serious side effects (uncommon)
Although serious side effects are rare, if you experience any the following serious side effects, stop taking Valif (Vardenafil) and seek emergency medical care immediately.
- Chest tightness or heaviness
- Erection longer than 4 hours (Priapism)
- Severe decrease or loss of vision
Patients taking the following medicine types should NOT take Valif (Vardenafil):
- Drugs that cause a serious reaction with Vardenafil — any nitrate medication, such as nitroglycerin for angina, alpha-blockers like terazosin or doxazosin for benign prostatic hyperplasia, verapamil or diltiazem (for high blood pressure)
- Drugs that affect Valif (Vardenafil): cimetidine for treating ulcers, antibiotics like erythromycin and rifampicin, itraconazole or ketaconazole (for fungal infections), ritonavir or indinavir (for HIV)
- Drugs that are affected by Valif (Vardenafil) such as doxazosin for benign prostatic hyperplasia
30 - 60 minnutes
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Ajanta Pharma has two of its 7 facilities approved by the US FDA, while all of its manufacturing facilities are operating under the accreditation of the Indian FDA. Ajanta facilities were also built according to USFDA, UKMHRA, and WHO specifications.
Ajantra Pharma has more than 6500 employees worldwide, including a R&D team couting over 850 scientists working on innovative products for various markets across the globe.
The company is home to a wide range of products including anti-biotic, anti-malarial, anti-diabetic, cardiology, gynecology, orthopedics, pediatric, respiratory & general health products.
Do not take more than one dose of Valif (Vardenafil) per day.
Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit products while taking Valif (Vardenafil).
Always talk to your doctor before taking ANY medication for erectile dysfunction. Some erectile dysfunction medications are not suitable for men with certain medical conditions, and your doctor can advise you on an alternative.
Call your doctor immediately if you experience dizziness or feel nauseous during sexual activity, or develop pain, numbness, tingling in your chest, arms, neck, or jaw.
Do not take Valif (Vardenafil) if you are also taking a nitrate drug (such as nitroglycerin or isosorbide dinitrate/mononitrate) for chest pain or heart problems. Do not take Valif (Vardenafil) with recreational drugs such as "poppers". Taking these substances together can cause a sudden and dangerous drop in blood pressure.
Always buy your medications from a reputable supplier as there are a lot of counterfeit products on the market.
Certain lifestyle and psychological factors, such as smoking, drinking, and stress, can impact on erectile dysfunction. Eliminating these - for example, staying more active, losing weight if you are overweight, reducing alcohol intake, stopping smoking and reducing stress - may also help improve erectile dysfunction.
Never take other erectile dysfunction medications at the same time as taking Valif (Vardenafil).
Seek urgent medical advice if an allergic reaction, sudden vision loss or painful erections lasting more than four hours occur.
Drinking alcohol after taking Valif (Vardenafil) may lower blood pressure and decrease sexual performance.