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(vardenafil hydrochloride) Orally Disintegrating Tablets
STAXYN (vardenafil hydrochloride orally disintegrating tablets) is an oral therapy for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. This monohydrochloride salt of vardenafil is a selective inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-specific PDE5.
Vardenafil HCl is designated chemically as piperazine, 1-[[3-(1,4-dihydro-5-methyl-4-oxo-7-propylimidazo[5,1f][1,2,4]triazin-2-yl)-4-ethoxyphenyl]sulfonyl]-4-ethyl-, monohydrochloride and has the following structural formula:
Vardenafil HCl is a nearly colorless, solid substance with a molecular weight of 579.1 g/mol and a solubility of 0.11 mg/mL in water.
STAXYN (vardenafil hydrochloride orally disintegrating tablets) is formulated as white round orally disintegrating tablets with no debossing. Each tablet contains 11.85 mg vardenafil hydrochloride, which corresponds to 10 mg vardenafil, and the following inactive ingredients: aspartame, peppermint flavor, magnesium stearate, and Pharmaburst™ B2 (crospovidone, mannitol, silica colloidal hydrated, and sorbitol).
What are the possible side effects of vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
During sexual activity, if you become dizzy or nauseated, or have pain, numbness, or tingling in your chest, arms, neck, or jaw, stop and call your doctor right away. You could be having a serious side effect of vardenafil.
Stop using vardenafil and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- sudden vision loss;
- ringing in your ears, or sudden hearing...
What are the precautions when taking vardenafil hydrochloride orally disintegrating tablets (Staxyn)?
Before taking vardenafil, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: heart problems (such as heart attack or life-threatening irregular heartbeat in the past 6 months, chest pain/angina, heart failure), stroke in the past 6 months, kidney disease (dialysis), liver disease, high or low blood pressure, penis conditions (such as angulation, fibrosis/scarring, Peyronie's disease), history of painful/prolonged erection (priapism), conditions that may increase the risk of priapism (such as sickle...
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/14/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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