Vardenafil is a drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, which is better known to Australian men under the brand Levitra.
Two dosage forms of Vardenafil are sold in Australia:
- Conventional tablets to be swallowed and washed down with water, if necessary.
- Orally dispersible Vardenafil tablets that don’t have to be necessarily washed down with water and can be taken imperceptibly.
You can find other Vardenafil release forms on the online pharmacies:
- oral jelly
- effervescent tablets
- gelatin capsules.
Different release forms of Vardenafil have the same mechanism of action, based on the additional blood volume flow to the penis. Due to this effect, Vardenafil helps to restore an erection and maintain it throughout the entire sexual intercourse.
When choosing a dosage form of Vardenafil, you should pay attention to the dosage of the active ingredient. One tablet/capsule/jelly sachet can contain 5mg, 10mg, or 20mg of Vardenafil.
The maximum recommended Vardenafil dose is 20 mg. Some men may require higher doses of the drug.
- To select an optimal dose, you should begin your erectile dysfunction treatment with an average Vardenafil dose of 10 mg.
- If Vardenafil dose of 10 mg is effective, yet causes undesirable side effects, it should be reduced to 5 mg.
- If Vardenafil dose of 10 mg does not help you get an erection, you can increase the following dose to 20mg.
Vardenafil is allowed to be taken no more than once a day, and should not be used in combination with other drugs for the erectile dysfunction treatment under no circumstances. If Vardenafil dose is chosen correctly, you won’t need to use any additional medication to treat erectile dysfunction.
Who produces Vardenafil?
Vardenafil drug was developed by Bayer Company. For 15 years already, this company sells Vardenafil tablets under the brand names Staxyn, Levitra, and Vivanza. Bayer is the sole owner of rights to these three brands.
- The first brand, Levitra, are focused on the global pharmaceutical market.
- Vivanza and Staxyn brands is little known in Australia, yet is quite popular in Europe and USA.
Bayer is the largest, yet not the only manufacturer of tablets for the treatment of erectile dysfunction Vardenafil. Dozens of pharmaceutical companies from around the world produce Vardenafil tablets, which are not available in Australian market yet.
Vardenafil formula is protected by a patent, which is owned by Bayer Company. The term of this patent protection expires in 2018. After the cancellation of patent protection, Bayer will lose its exclusive rights to Vardenafil, and other pharmaceutical companies will start to deliver the drug to Australia.
Today, Bayer enjoys the lack of competition from other manufacturers, and sells Vardenafil at very high prices.
In 2017, the average Vardenafil cost in Australia is about:
- $ 10 – for 1 tablet of 10 mg
- $ 12 – for 1 tablet of 20 mg.
Many men, who want to restore their sexual function, are not willing to spend $ 10-12 for one Vardenafil dose. As a result, some men refuse the treatment of erectile dysfunction due to high prices, while the second part orders Vardenafil online.
Online pharmacies offer the best prices for Vardenafil tablets, and ensure their delivery to almost any country worldwide. Vardenafil may be sold in online pharmacies under various trade names, such as Filitra, Savitra, Snovitra, or Valetra.
Many drug companies do not spend money for the registration and promotion of the original brand, and sell pills for erectile dysfunction treatment under the non-patented name Vardenafil.
Tablets for the erectile dysfunction treatment are sold in online pharmacies without a prescription. However, before you order Vardenafil online, you should mandatory make sure that you have no contraindications for its use.
Some interesting facts from the history of Vardenafil
Bayer will lose its exclusive patent for Vardenafil only in 2018. However, several pharmaceutical companies have already started preparing to Launch Vardenafil Tablets in the Global Market, including such companies, as:
- Teva Pharms
- Watson Labs Inc
- Par Pharm Inc
- Macleods Pharms.
As we approach the end of the patent protection term for Vardenafil formula, the list of manufacturers and suppliers of this drug for the erectile dysfunction treatment will certainly expand.
Buy Vardenafil capsules in the Australia.
Both tablets and capsules Vardenafil are used for erectile dysfunction treatment. Capsules – is a new dosage form, which is not available in all countries of the world.
Advantage of Vardenafil soft gelatin capsules over tablets is that they have:
- higher bioavailability
- higher dissolution rate in the gastrointestinal tract.
Thanks to these properties, Vardenafil capsules begin to work faster than conventional tablets for erectile dysfunction treatment. Because of different production technologies, Vardenafil tablets and capsules should be stored in different conditions.
- Vardenafil capsules should be stored at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C
- The maximum allowable temperature of tablets storage is 30 ° C.
The package with capsules should not be exposed to moisture and direct sunlight. In compliance with all conditions of storage, shelf life of Vardenafil capsules makes 3 years.
Today Vardenafil capsules are not sold at the Australian pharmacies; you can find them without much effort on online pharmacies.
Vardenafil 40 mg
The maximum daily dose of Vardenafil 40 mg.
Vardenafil 40 mg is the maximum dose of this erectile dysfunction treatment drug. It is prescribed to patients who have insufficient erection for full sexual activity when using lower doses of Vardenafil (5 mg, 10 mg or 20 mg). The maximum dose of Vardenafil 40 mg is recommended to take:
- once daily
- for no more than one month.
The results of clinical studies confirm that Vardenafil 40 mg does not increase risk of increased intraocular pressure or changes in visual acuity when following the recommended dosing regimen.However, Vardenafil 40 mg may cause back pain in case of abusing.
Today Vardenafil 40 mg is supplied by several Indian pharmaceutical companies, such as Fortune Healthcare, Centurion, Dadha, and Delta. The most popular brands of Vardenafil 40mg are Filitra, Zhewitra, Snovitra, Lovevitra and Vilitra.
Chewable tablets Vardenafil
Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved Vardenafil tablets for treatment of erectile dysfunction in adult men in 2003. The TGA has not studied a risk-benefit balance of Vardenafil chewable tablets, so this drug is not approved and not sold at Australia pharmacies.
The pharmaceutical companie Bayer are the only supplier of Vardenafil (Levitra) in Australia. After patent protection expires (in 2018), Vardenafil chewable tablets may appear on Australian market produced by various pharmaceutical companies.
Vardenafil chewable tablets are not approved by the TGA; nevertheless, this drug has a positive risk-benefit balance.
Just as the film-coated tablets, Vardenafil chewable tablets:
- Help to achieve a prolonged and stable erection.
- Cause erection 25-60 minutes after taking the recommended dose.
- Have low risk of side effects.
In addition to all the listed, chewable tablets have a pleasant taste.They can be taken without water unnoticeably for others or sexual partner.
If you do not want to wait until a new dosage form of Vardenafil appears at pharmacies, buy chewable tablets for erectile dysfunction treatment online in Australia or any other country in the world. Such tablets are sold under various names, for example, Snovitra.
Vardenafil Oral Jelly
Once a new form of Vardenafil has appeared on the pharmaceutical market – Oral Jelly, it has become one of the most popular remedies for solving erection problems in adult men. Many men, who took previously tablet form of the drug, are increasingly using Vardenafil Oral Jelly now.
The main advantages of Vardenafil Oral Jelly over its tablet form are as follows:
- Quick onset of action and duration of effect (usually within 5 to 10 minutes)
- Fewer side effects involving gastrointestinal tract, as it gets directly into the bloodstream
- There is no need for any additional means (water is not required)
Vardenafil Oral Jelly is easy and convenient to store. Herewith, it can be safely stored in your pocket and used at the right time.
Pharmaceutical industry supplies Vardenafil Oral Jelly under the following trade names:
- Victor Jelly
The manufacturers of Zhewitra Oral Jelly are Indian pharmaceutical companies Dharam Distributors and Sunrise Remedies. Zhewitra is one of the most popular brands in the world under which Vardenafil is sold today.
A company RSM Enterprises having ISO 9001-2008 certificate is engaged in export and supply of Victor Jelly to the world pharmaceutical market. The company’s activity is focused on the production of pharmaceutical drugs of premium quality.
Zhewitra Oral Jelly and Victor Jelly are produced only with a strawberry flavor and packed in sachets of 5 g. Each sachet of Victor Jelly and Zhewitra Oral Jelly contains 20 mg of Vardenafil.
Valif Oral Jelly is manufactured by a company Ajanta Pharma. This company was founded in the 70s of the last century and has established itself as a successful Indian company, production technology of which is based on the results of scientific researches.
Since 2013, Ajanta has been supplying its pharmaceutical products to the US market. Currently, the US FDA is completing attestation of one of the laboratory complexes of the company (Dahej Plant) without any major observation.
Unlike Victor Jelly and Zhewitra Oral Jelly, Valif Oral Jelly comes in a variety of flavor combinations. In addition to strawberry flavor, men can buy Valif Oral Jelly with the taste of blackcurrant, banana, orange and pineapple.
Filitra Oral Jelly (Vardenafil) is produced by Centurion Laboratories, but the right to sell and distribute this product is owned by Indian private company Dadha Pharma.
Filitra Oral Jelly has a pleasant strawberry flavor and acts faster than the tablet form. Process of the drug absorption into the blood begins when Filitra Jelly gets the mouth.
Vardenafil Oral Jelly may work faster and helps men for whom other drugs for erectile dysfunction treatment failed. However, like other drugs for erectile dysfunction, Vardenafil Oral Jelly is not deprived of disadvantages.
Although Vardenafil is well tolerated by most men, although some of them may experience certain side effects after its use.
To reduce the likelihood of side effects, men should follow the recommended dosage regimen: 1 Vardenafil Oral Jelly sachet per day, 10 minutes before the planned sexual intercourse.