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Staxyn (generically known as vardenafil) is a prescription medication used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Vardenafil belongs to the class of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors. It works by increasing blood flow to the penis, which can help men achieve and maintain an erection. Vardenafil medication only works in conjunction with sexual stimulation and does not heighten sexual desire.
Uses and Dosage
Staxyn (Vardenafil) is available in the form of orally disintegrating tablets and should be taken as directed by a healthcare provider. Place the tablet on the tongue, where it will dissolve with your saliva. Because this tablet is orally dissolving, you do not need to take it with water. Do not split the tablet in half. It can be taken with or without food, approximately 1 hour before sexual activity. Staxyn should not be taken more than once per day and doses should be taken at least 24 hours apart.
To minimize the risk of difficulty in getting an erection, do not consume excessive amounts of alcohol prior to sexual activity. However, moderate amounts of alcohol, typically 2 drinks for a 70kg person, are unlikely to interfere with the efficacy of Staxyn (Vardenafil).
The recommended starting dosage is usually 10 mg, taken 60 minutes before sexual activity. The dosage may be adjusted by a physician based on the patient's response to treatment and medical history. Follow the dosage instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to never take more or less of the medication than prescribed.
Common Side Effects of Staxyn (Vardenafil):
- Back pain
- Flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling)
- Sinus pain
- Stuffy nose
- Upset stomach
Serious Side Effects of Staxyn (Vardenafil):
- Chest pain or pressure
- Difficulty breathing
- Erection that is painful or lasts longer than 4 hours
- Irregular heartbeat
- Pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder
- Ringing in your ears
- Shortness of breath
- Sudden hearing loss
- Sudden vision loss
- Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Vision changes
Form and Strength
Staxyn (Vardenafil) is available in the following forms and strength:
Staxyn: Orally Disintegrating Tablet
- 10 mg
Vardenafil: Orally Disintegrating Tablet
- 10 mg
- Patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack or stroke, should speak with their healthcare professional before taking Staxyn.
- Staxyn should not be taken with certain medications, such as nitrates or alpha-blockers.
- Patients with severe liver or kidney disease may require a lower dosage of Staxyn or may not be able to take the medication at all.
- Staxyn is not recommended for use in patients under 18 years of age.
- If an erection lasts longer than 4 hours, patients should seek immediate medical attention as this may be a sign of a serious medical condition called priapism. Discuss any medical conditions or medications with a healthcare professional before beginning treatment with Staxyn.
- Take Staxyn only as directed by a healthcare provider and do not take more than the recommended dose.
- People who have certain medical conditions, such as heart or liver problems, may need to take additional caution and discuss their use of Staxyn with their healthcare provider.
- Staxyn should not be taken with certain medications that can interact with vardenafil, including nitrate drugs, riociguat, and some HIV medications.
- The use of Staxyn may cause side effects such as headache, dizziness, or flushing, and if these persist or become severe, contact a healthcare provider.
- Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using Staxyn unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
- Staxyn is not to be used by women or children and is intended only for use by adult men. Discuss all medications and medical conditions with a healthcare provider before starting treatment with Staxyn.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Staxyn to work?
Staxyn usually takes effect within 30 to 60 minutes of being taken, and its effects can last up to 6 hours.
How often can I take Staxyn?
Staxyn should only be taken once a day, as directed by a healthcare provider.
Can Staxyn be used for recreational purposes?
No, Staxyn should not be used for recreational purposes and should only be taken as directed by a healthcare provider.
Are there any lifestyle changes that can improve ED?
Yes, certain lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and regular exercise can help improve ED.
Is ED a normal part of aging?
While ED is more common in older men, it is not a normal part of aging and can often be treated.
It's important to purchase Staxyn from verified Canadian pharmacy.