Myths about Levitra

Debunking myths about Levitra is important so that men can make informed decisions about using the drug. These myths are specific to how the drug treats erectile dysfunction and other conditions. Myths exist concerning who can take it and what it can be used for beyond its intended purpose.

Myth #1: Sexual Arousal

The erroneous belief is that this medication is intended to help men become sexually aroused. This is not true. It helps men get and sustain an erection after being sexually stimulated. You will not get an erection without the stimulation.

Myth #2: Instant Arousal

Men should take the medication at least 60 minutes prior to sexual activity. It is a myth that taking the drug will immediately produce arousal. An erection is only possible after the drug has had time to work and you have been sexually stimulated.

Myth #3: Constant Erection

Obviously it is not true that taking the drug will cause you to have an erection all the time. Erections are only possible with sexual stimulation.

Myth #4: High Blood Pressure and Diabetes

Contrary to popular belief, it is safe for men with high blood pressure or diabetes to take this mediation although it may be at a lower dose. The best dosage will be determined by your doctor.

Myth #5: Other Drugs and Alcohol

Men falsely believe it is alright to take this drug while on other medications or when consuming alcohol. The truth is that men who take nitrates should never take Levitra. It is also recommended that alcohol be avoided when using this medication. Always inform your doctor of all medications you take.

Myth #6: Empty Stomach

It is not necessary to take this medication on an empty stomach. You can take it with your meal or at any other time you desire.

Myth #7: HIV and STDs

It is entirely false that men who take this drug are protecting from getting and spreading sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or HIV. The drug's only purpose is to treat erectile dysfunction.

Myth #8: Male Birth Control

Levitra is not a form of birth control. It only helps with erectile dysfunction and will not prevent pregnancy.

Myth #9: Women's Sexual Performance

Since it has proven beneficial for men, it must improve sexual performance in women as well, right? This is absolutely not true. This drug has not been approved for use in women for any reason.

These are some of the most common myths about Levitra. Men who take this medication should thoroughly read the information packet that accompanies the medication for a complete listing of proper uses of the drug.