In the past few years, a new class of drug
has been developed to help men with ED (erectile dysfunction). Viagra
was the first of these so-called "PDE-5 inhibitors" to be released.
Levitra is the second to be available in the US, and the third, Cialis, is
coming soon. (All three are currently available in Europe.)
ED (erectile dysfunction) used to be blamed on
psychological factors. However, with drugs like Levitra, we now know that
erectile dysfunction is largely a physical problem. Problems like
diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and and simple old age can cause difficulties in
getting and maintaining an erection.
Before drugs like Levitra,
dysfunction was treated with injections directly into the penis or with
penile implants. With drugs like Levitra, however, these unpleasant and
invasive treatments are no longer necessary. Just by taking a simple pill,
the vast majority of men experience improved erections and successful
Levitra doesn't cure ED.
You take Levitra right before you want to have sex. Within about an hour
you are better able to get an erection, and the effect wears off a few
hours after that. Some people report lingering positive effects after
that, but for the most part, you'll need to take Levitra again each time
you want to have sex.
Levitra is not an aphrodisiac. It will not make you desire sex, it
will only allow you to get an erection if you are sexually stimulated. It
works on the body, not on the mind. People who take Levitra are surprised
that it doesn't make them feel any different until they receive some
sexual stimulation. Then they notice the difference.