Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Use this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it and do not use it more often than your doctor ordered. If you use too much, the chance of having unwanted effects is increased.

This medicine should come with a Patient Information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

You may take this medicine with or without food.

This medicine usually begins to work within 60 minutes after taking it and stimulation of the penis is required. If you have any questions about the use of vardenafil, talk to your doctor.

If you are using the disintegrating tablet, make sure your hands are dry before you handle the tablet. Do not open the blister pack until you are ready to take the tablet. Peel back the foil and take the tablet out. Do not push the tablet through the foil. Place the tablet on your tongue and allow it to melt. Take the tablet without liquid. Do not break, crush, or chew it.

Use only the brand of this medicine that your doctor prescribed. Different brands may not work the same way.

Do not drink grapefruit juice with this medicine.

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For treatment of erectile dysfunction:
    • For oral dosage form (disintegrating tablets):
      • Adults—10 milligrams (mg) as a single dose, no more than once per day, approximately 1 hour before sexual activity.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.
    • For oral dosage form (tablets):
      • Adults 65 years and older—5 milligrams (mg) as a single dose, no more than once per day, approximately 1 hour before sexual activity. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 20 mg once per day.
      • Adults up to 65 years—10 mg as a single dose, no more than once per day, approximately 1 hour before sexual activity. Your doctor may adjust your dose if needed. However, the dose is usually not more than 20 mg once per day.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.