There’s nothing convenient about erectile dysfunction (ED). However, there is a new breakthrough for convenience in treating the condition.
Although Viagra was discovered “by accident” at Pfizer, scientists have since spent many years developing medications that enable men with ED to achieve and maintain an erection. There are only three FDA-approved drugs right now – Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra – but soon Levitra will be available with a twist.
The FDA recently approved Bayer’s new version of Levitra, which is a tablet that dissolves on the tongue. The new version of the drug is called Staxyn, and Bayer said it hopes to have Staxyn on the market in the U.S. by the end of 2010. Staxyn contains the same active ingredient as Levitra (tadalafil), and it works exactly the same.
Males who suffer from erection problems are candidates to try Staxyn because it offers the ability to achieve an erection when the situation calls for it. Men can use the tablets quickly and without water, although it’s still recommended that Staxyn be used about an hour before sex for best results. It figures that Staxyn is absorbed more quickly into the bloodstream, quicker than the Levitra tablets that must digest in the stomach. It remains to be seen though if Staxyn provides quicker results.
Always speak with your doctor before beginning any new medication. Only use Staxyn if you suffer from erectile dysfunction; the medication is structured specifically as a PDE inhibitor, a medication that prevents the enzyme phosphodiesterase from decaying. PDE plays a very important role in the ability for blood to flow into the penis when aroused.
Do not use Staxyn if you suffer from cardiovascular problems. Sexual activity can exacerbate underlying cardiac problems and may lead to heart attack or stroke. Other complications may arise if the user takes anti-arrhythmics or suffers from Long QT syndrome. Also, do not use the medication when Cytochrome P3A4 inhibitors are in the body. This chemical is found in grapefruit juice, as well as certain medications, such as clarithromycin, ketoconazole, itraconazole, indinavir, saquinavir, and more. Ingesting Levitra while CYP3A4 is in the body leads to a canceling effect, reducing the amount of vardenafil (Levitra) in the blood.
Never take Staxyn with nitrates or alpha blockers, as this can cause a serious drop in blood pressure, even death.
As with any medication, certain side effects have been known to occur while taking Staxyn. If any of the following occur, please contact a doctor. Very rare issues may include:
- Priapism (painful erection lasting more than four hours with or without arousal)
- Temporary loss of sight or hearing
More minor side effects include:
- Back pain
Seek Help if You Have ED
Loss of Erection is nothing to be ashamed of. At some point in their lives, nearly all men will have to face the condition – whether it’s due to psychological stress or physical complication. Although many men have still not improved their situation, millions of men have sought medical help for erection issues. Don’t be afraid to take positive steps to make your life better if you suffer from ED. eDrugstore.com is a perfect place to start.
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