Levitra contains vardenafil a medication used to treat male sexual function problems (impotence or erectile dysfunction-ED). In combination with sexual stimulation, vardenafil works by increasing blood flow to the penis to help a man get and keep an erection. This drug does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (such as HIV, hepatitis B, gonorrhea, syphilis). Practice “safe sex” such as using latex condoms. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Criminals make counterfeits of other medicines as well, and sell them primarily through illegal online pharmacies. But there is clear evidence that they are sold in red-light districts, discos, and gyms. Harvard health is reporting that erectile dysfunction pills no longer work for about 30% of men. In 2018 alone a record £17 million of bogus or illegal erectile dysfunction pills were seized last year at ports and postal sorting offices in UK. Fake Levitra and other ED pills have saturated the market making it difficult to purchase genuine pills.
How to Spot Fake Levitra Pills
Many fake drugs for erectile dysfunction like Levitra are sold illegally and sometimes even at a higher price than the original product. A pharmacy is the only trustworthy place for prescription medicines. Anyone who ignores pharmaceutical legislation is only interested in their own profit, and not in providing safe, effective, high-quality medicines. Here are some tips from Bayer the maker of Levitra on how to spot fakes
- You always need a prescription to get prescription medicine. Other offers are illegal.
- It is also illegal to sell medication without the full packaging, in Europe consisting of a foldable box, blister, and patient medication guides (leaflet). Illegal online pharmacies often sell counterfeited tablets with packaging that is nearly identical to the original. These packages resemble the original product very closely, but commonly contain spelling mistakes.
Be Careful in the Internet and While Traveling
- Many dubious sellers offer counterfeited products that are difficult to distinguish from the original. The websites of internet pharmacies also look legitimate. They often offer medical advice. Even if the tablets or packaging look like the original, there is no guarantee that you have a safe, effective product. Original products by pharmaceuticals makers are equipped with special security features, such as lettering, color hues and embossing on the packaging, that let you verify their authenticity.
Read more about these features of the various products on their “Beware of Counterfeits” homepage at the bottom of the page, under “Download product brochures and flyers.” You can find an overview of legal and certified online pharmacies on the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website www.nabp.net.
- When purchasing medication abroad, go to the pharmacy in that country rather than other sources. It makes sense to speak with your physician or pharmacist and prepare a personal “travel kit” containing your medicines before you go abroad.
- Should suspicious medication fall in your hands, consult your physician or pharmacist, or contact the original product’s maker. This is particularly true if you notice that a medicine you have taken seems to have a different effect than usual, or if the packaging somehow seems different.
European Parallel Imports
Please note that in certain cases, so-called parallel imports are allowed. In the EU, importers may import authorized medications from another country of the European Union and repackage them. They exchange the original packaging for their own version, or attach labels in the country’s language. In any case, the company in charge of re-packaging has to be clearly stated. Your pharmacist can provide you with more information. Because every country has different laws regarding reimport or parallel import of medicines, please check the websites of your national health ministries for more information.
Fake medicines and dodgy websites: telltale signs to look for
The best way to stay safe is to only buy from legitimate suppliers displaying the logos mentioned above. Here are some more things to look out for if you aren’t sure:
- Beware of shoddy-looking websites Poor design, annoying pop-ups and spelling or grammatical errors can all be warning signs that you’ve landed on a dodgy website
- Avoid suspicious URLs Legitimate websites will not use product names as their domain name
- Outlandish claims and low prices Claims such as ‘100% safe, no side effects’ or ‘quick results’ should be red flags, as are cut prices and speedy delivery promises
- As for the medicines themselves, this is often harder to spot, so the best defense is to be careful of where you buy from.
However, look out for these warning signs:
Bad packaging Medicines with a homemade appearance or ones that are open or damaged should be avoided
Check the expiry date Medicines that have passed their expiry date, or do not appear to have one displayed on the packaging, won’t provide reliable results
How to use Genuine Levitra
Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking vardenafil and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually as needed. Take vardenafil, with or without food, about 1 hour before sexual activity. Do not take more than once daily. Doses should be taken at least 24 hours apart.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication 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. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve. SEE: How to Spot Fake Viagra Pills