What is Staxyn used for?
Vardenafil is used in to treat problems with sexual function. It works alongside sexual stimulation to increase blood flow to the penis to help with achieving and maintaining an erection.
Vardenafil does not protect from sexually transmitted disease so make sure that you are practicing safe sex using barrier methods or other means.
Frequently Asked Questions About Staxyn (Vardenafil)
Read the informational material provided by your pharmacist before starting Staxyn and when getting refills and direct questions to your pharmacist or doctor.
Take this medication as directed by your doctor, usually by mouth as needed. Take Staxyn 1 hour before sexual activity, with or without food without exceeding one daily.
Your dosage is decided by your doctor based on your response to treatment, medical condition, and other medications you may be taking. Always inform your doctor and pharmacist about all products you use.
Unless your doctor says it’s okay avoid consuming grapefruit while on this medication as it can increase the chance of side effects. Ask your health care professional for more details and let them know if your condition worsens or does not improve.
Although some medications shouldn’t be used together at all, sometimes two medications can be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these instances, your doctor might want to change the dose or take other necessary precautions.
The following medications may interact with Staxyn.
- Anagrelide (Agrylin)
- Solifenacin (Vesicare)
This is not an exhaustive list of medications that may interact with Vardenafil. Give your doctor a list of all medications including prescription, non-prescription, and herbal products so that they can monitor for drug interactions properly.
Along with the intended effects, medications may cause some unwanted effects. Although you may not experience all of these side effects, if they do occur they may require medical attention.
If any of the following less common side effects occur, check with your doctor immediately: chills, confusion, chest heaviness or tightness, vomiting, decreased vision, unusual tiredness or weakness, difficult or laboured breathing.
Some side effects that do not need medical attention may occur. These side effects can go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the new medication. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the below side effects persist or are bothersome or if you have any inquiries about them. Some more common side effects include: sneezing, stuffy nose, a feeling of warmth and redness to the neck, arms, upper chest, and face. Some less common Staxyn side effects include: body aches or pains, abnormal ejaculation, dim vision, feelings of burning, crawling, numbness, tingling, pins and needles, prickling, or itching, body aches or pains, burning feeling in the stomach or chest, lack or loss of strength, dim vision, watery eyes, trouble swallowing, general feeling of illness or discomfort, feeling of constant movement of surroundings or self, voice changes, fever, trouble sleeping, or trouble swallowing.
This is not a complete list of side effects, talk to your doctor about the most common side effects and check with them if you notice anything not listed here.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided below is for educational purposes only. This information is not supposed to be a substitute for professional medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis from a health care professional. If you have questions about Staxyn or any of your other medications you should always seek professional advice from a healthcare professional. Never ignore professional advice or put off seeking it because of the information contained here.