Vardenafil is used to treat male sexual function problems (impotence or erectile dysfunction-ED). Staxyn is a popular drug for erectile dysfunction and is often compared to treatments such as Levitra. We take a closer look at what Staxyn is, how it works and what the benefits are. Erectile dysfunction affects more than 20 million men in the United States alone and studies show that older men have a higher risk of developing erectile dysfunction than younger men. There can be many reasons why men suffer from erectile dysfunction, including high blood pressure, prostate cancer, or even stress and depression. Although age seems to be the most important factor, there are various medications available that effectively treat erectile dysfunction with minimum side effects, such as Staxyn. Staxyn is used to treat erectile dysfunction and it’s a popular medication among men, mainly for its discreet packaging. It contains Vardenafil as the active ingredient and it has been available in the United States since 2010.
Film-coated tablet: 10 mg PO ~1 hour before sexual activity; may be increased to 20 mg or reduced to 5 mg, depending on effectiveness and tolerance; not to exceed 1 dose/day Orally disintegrating tablet (ODT): 10 mg PO placed on tongue ~1 hour before sexual activity; not to exceed 1 dose/day 10-mg ODT not interchangeable with 10-mg film-coated tablet; ODT provides higher systemic exposure at same dose; if higher or lower doses are required, film-coated tablet should be prescribed Anatomic deformation of penis, cardiovascular disease, left ventricular outflow obstruction, bleeding disorders, active peptic ulcer disease, liver disease, renal impairment, multidrug antihypertensive regimens, retinitis pigmentosa, conditions predisposing to priapism, concomitant use of CYP3A4 inhibitors Avoid in patients with congenital QT prolongation or those taking class IA or III antiarrhythmics Use in combination with other treatment for erectile dysfunction has not been studied and is not recommended Not to be taken with other phosphodiesterase (PDE)-5 inhibitors (eg, sildenafil, tadalafil) Concomitant use of alpha blockers increases risk of hypotension May increase risk of rare sudden vision loss attributed to nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy; if vision problems arise, discontinue, and contact physician Risk of sudden hearing loss Sexual stimulation causes nitric oxide to be released in corpus cavernosum, and nitric oxide activates guanylate cyclase, which in turn increases cyclic guanosine monophosphate (c GMP), thus causing smooth-muscle relaxation; PDE-5 inhibitors enhance smooth muscle-relaxing effects of nitric oxide in corpus cavernosum by inhibiting degradation of c GMP The above information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only. Individual plans may vary and formulary information changes. Contact the applicable plan provider for the most current information. Staxyn (vardenafil) relaxes muscles found in the walls of blood vessels and increases blood flow to particular areas of the body. Staxyn orally disintegrating tablets are used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence). Staxyn may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Taking Staxyn with certain other medicines can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure. Do not take vardenafil if you also take riociguat (Adempas) or a nitrate drug such as nitroglycerin. Do not use Staxyn if you are also using a nitrate drug for chest pain or heart problems, including nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, and some recreational drugs such as "poppers". Taking vardenafil with a nitrate medicine can cause a sudden and serious decrease in blood pressure.