Is Staxyn safe?
The active ingredient in Staxyn is vardenafil hydrochloride, which is also found in Levitra. Staxyn differs from Levitra mainly in the way the drug is taken. A Staxyn tablet placed under the tongue quickly dissolves, while a Levitra tablet must be swallowed with water.
For most men, Staxyn is safe, but it should not be taken by men whose doctors have advised against sexual activity because of health problems. This is especially true of men whose hearts have been weakened by a recent heart attack or those with advanced heart disease.
Like all of the PDE5 inhibitors, Staxyn temporarily lowers your body’s overall blood pressure. For this reason, it should never be taken concurrently with medications that also lower blood pressure. This is particularly true of nitrate-based drugs, such as nitroglycerin used to treat angina. Taken together, these medications can cause a precipitous drop in blood pressure that could be life threatening.