The generic name for Levitra or Staxyn is vardenafil, according to Drugs.com. Levitra is used to treat erectile dysfunction and is not appropriate for everyone. For instance, individuals who take nitrates for chest pain or heart problems should not take Levitra.
Conditions such as high or low blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, hemophilia, and stomach ulcers should be reported to the prescribing physician to make sure it is safe to take Levitra, states Drugs.com. The use of alcohol, grapefruit or grapefruit juice can increase the side effects associated with Levitra and should be avoided. Never use other drugs that treat sexual dysfunction while taking Levitra, and do not take more than is prescribed.