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Vardenafil 10mg Tablets

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Vardenafil Tablets (5mg, 10mg & 20mg)

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Generic Vardenafil to treat Erectile Dysfunction

Vardenafil is a newly available treatment for erectile dysfunction. It is available from September 2019 as a generic ED treatment, following the expiry of the patent on the branded Levitra tablets. Like other erectile dysfunction treatments, Vardenafil relaxes and widens the blood vessels in the penis, allowing more blood to circulate. It can help men to achieve and sustain an erection, helping them to enjoy healthy and happy sex lives.

Vardenafil is just one of our massive range of treatments for erectile dysfunction, all available to buy online with The Independent Pharmacy.  Before you buy, you’ll need to fill in a short consultation questionnaire which will help our qualified medical professionals to identify the best product for you and your body.

Vardenafil - Important Information

  • Age: 18 Years +

    Maximum per order: 12

  • Pregnancy: N/A

    Breastfeeding: N/A

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem that affects around one in every ten men. The problem can get worse with age, but thankfully, there is help available. Since the launch of Viagra in 1998, men experiencing impotence have had fresh hope. Vardenafil works by targeting a specific enzyme in the body called phosphodiesterase type 5 that can inhibit your ability to gain and maintain an erection. It’s highly successful, taking around an hour to work and potent for up to five hours.

Vardenafil is also known as its brand name Levitra. One of the key benefits of Vardenafil over Viagra is the duration of its effects, with Vardenafil lasting for up to five hours while other ED treatments like Viagra may only last between two to four hours. If you need them, longer-lasting pills like Cialis (often called the ‘weekend pill’) are available that can work for up to 36 hours.

Vardenafil is one of the most popular treatments for erectile dysfunction, alongside Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. You can find a huge range of branded and generic treatments for erectile dysfunction at The Independent Pharmacy.


How Vardenafil treats erectile dysfunction

When you get an erection, blood accumulates in the penis, making it grow and harden. Vardenafil works by getting more blood to flow to the penis and remain there. Vardenafil is a type of medicine called a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor.

When you are aroused, your body sends chemical messengers around the body. One of these is called cyclic GMP, which relaxes and widens the blood vessels in the penis. Cyclic GMP is broken down by an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5.

Vardenafil work works by inhibiting this enzyme, allowing more blood to flow and remain in the penis. This means that when you become aroused you’re able to gain and maintain an erection. Over time, as the effects of Vardenafil wear off, your erection will too.


How to use Vardenafil

Vardenafil is taken as a tablet and should be taken with water. It can take up to an hour to work effectively, but this time can be affected by the food you’ve eaten (including fatty meals). You should be able to get an erection for up to five hours after taking the pill.

If the pill isn’t working as well as it should - don’t take a second pill, speak to us. We may be able to recommend a more suitable and effective ED treatment. You should only take Vadenafil a maximum of once every 24 hours and not in combination with any other treatments for erectile dysfunction.

Vardenafil should not be taken alongside any nitrate medications used to treat angina and heart failure including glyceryl trinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate, isosorbide dinitrate. It should also not be taken alongside nicorandil or amyl nitrate (commonly called ‘poppers’).

You should avoid Vardenafil if you’re taking drugs for high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate gland or abnormal heart rhythms as it can cause your blood pressure to drop.


Is Vardenafil right for me?

Vardenafil has been shown in studies to produce similar effects to sildenafil, although the effects can last slights longer (5 - 6 hours as opposed to 4 hours). Vardenafil was also shown to be as well-tolerated as sildenafil with most men experiencing no notable side effects.

Vardenafil has been shown to be particularly effective in men who suffer from diabetes and men over 65 years of age.

To get Vardenafil, you will need to complete an online assessment which will be reviewed by one of our qualified medical experts.  They will help to assess whether Vardenafil is an appropriate treatment for you.

Once they have made a decision, your prescription will be dispensed and sent directly to you. All of our packages are discreet.


Is it safe to buy Vardenafil online?

There are thousands of websites online that claim to sell genuine erectile dysfunction drugs like Vardenafil. The Independent Pharmacy is registered in the UK and only sells genuine branded pharmaceutical products that are safe to use.

We know exactly what’s inside every package that we sell. If the website doesn't display its registration credentials clearly and doesn't have contact details clearly displayed, it's probably best to avoid it.







*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Vardenafil dosage

The recommended starting dose for men who have not taken erectile dysfunction treatment is 10 mg. Take one Vardenafil tablet about 25 to 60 minutes before sexual activity. With sexual stimulation you may achieve an erection anywhere from 25 minutes up to four to five hours after taking Vardenafil.

Swallow one tablet with a glass of water. Do not take Vardenafil film-coated tablets with any other forms of Vardenafil or other ED treatments. Do not take Vardenafil more than once a day. If you think Vardenafil is too strong or too weak, please contact our medical team or your GP, who can advise you on changing your dosage. They may suggest a switch to an alternative Vardenafil formulation with a different dose, depending on how well it works for you.

Vardenafil side effects

Like all medicines, Vardenafil can produce side effects in some men, although it is generally well-tolerated. The chance of having a side effect when taking Vardenafil is described by the following categories:

Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):

  • Headache

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):

  • Dizziness
  • Flushing
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Indigestion.

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):

  • Swelling of skin and mucous tissue including swollen face, lips or throat
  • Sleep disorders
  • Numbness and impaired perception of touch
  • Sleepiness
  • Effects on vision; redness of the eye, effects on colour vision, eye pain and discomfort, light sensitivity
  • Ringing in the ears, vertigo
  • Fast heart beat or pounding heart
  • Breathlessness, stuffy nose
  • Acid reflux, gastritis, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, feeling sick (nausea), dry mouth.
  • Raised levels of liver enzymes in your blood
  • Rash, reddened skin
  • Back or muscle pain; increase in blood of a muscle enzyme (creatine phosphokinase), muscle stiffness.
  • Prolonged erections
  • Malaise.

If you experience any adverse effects from taking Vardenafil it is important to let us know immediately. Please log in to your online account and message one of our healthcare professionals or alternatively call us on 0333 2200 519. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.

For further information on the possible side effects, please view the Vardenafil patient information leaflet: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9841.pdf

Vardenafil ingredients

The ingredients in generic Vardenafil tablets produced by Zentiva are:

Active ingredient: vardenafil (as hydrochloride trihydrate) 5 mg, 10 mg or 20 mg.

The other ingredients are: Tablet core: Cellulose, microcrystalline; Silica colloidal anhydrous; Crospovidone (type A); Stearic acid. Tablet coating: Hypromellose; Macrogol 400; Titanium dioxide (E171); Iron oxide yellow (E172); Iron oxide red (E172).

Vardenafil warnings

Do not take Vardenafil if:

  • You are allergic to vardenafil or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. Signs of an allergic reaction include a rash, itching, swollen face or lips and shortness of breath.
  • You are taking medicines containing nitrates, such as glycerol trinitrate for angina, or nitric oxide donors, such as amyl nitrite. Taking these medicines with vardenafil could seriously affect your blood pressure.
  • You are taking ritonavir or indinavir, medicines used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections.
  • You are over 75 years of age and are taking ketoconazole or itraconazole, anti-fungal medicines.
  • You have a severe heart or liver problem.
  • You are having kidney dialysis.
  • You have recently had a stroke or heart attack.
  • You have or have had low blood pressure.
  • Your family has a history of degenerative eye diseases (such as retinitis pigmentosa).
  • You have ever had a condition involving loss of vision due to damage to the optic nerve from insufficient blood supply known as non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION).
  • You are taking riociguat. This drug is used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (i.e. high blood pressure in the lungs) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (i.e. high blood pressure in the lungs secondary to blood clots). PDE5 inhibitors, such as vardenafil have been shown to increase the hypotensive effects of this medicine. If you are taking riociguat or are unsure tell your doctor.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Vardenafil if you:

  • Have heart trouble. It may be risky for you to have sex.
  • Suffer from irregular heart beat (cardiac arrhythmia) or inherited heart diseases affecting your electrocardiogram.
  • Have a physical condition affecting the shape of the penis. This includes conditions called angulation, Peyronie’s disease and cavernosal fibrosis.
  • Have an illness that can cause erections which won't go away )priapism). These include sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma and leukaemia.
  • Have stomach ulcers (also called gastric or peptic ulcers).
  • Have a bleeding disorder (such as haemophilia).
  • Are using any other treatments for erectile difficulties, including any medicines contain vardenafil.
  • Experience sudden decrease or loss of vision, stop taking vardenafil and contact your doctor immediately.

Other medicines and Vardenafil

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Some medicines may cause problems, especially these:

  • Nitrates, medicines for angina, or nitric oxide donors, such as amyl nitrate. Taking these medicines with vardenafil could seriously affect your blood pressure. Talk to a doctor and do not take Vardenafil.
  • Medicnie for the treatment of arrhythmias, such as quinidine, procainamide, amiodarone or sotalol.
  • Ritonavir or indinavir, medicines for HIV. Talk to a doctor without taking Vardenafil.
  • Ketoconazole or itraconazole - antifungal medicines.
  • Erythromycin, or clarithromycin - macrolide antibiotics.
  • Alpha-blockers - a type of medicine used to treat high blood pressure and enlargement of the prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
  • Riociguat.
  • Do not use Vardenafil tablets combined with any other treatment for erectile dysfunction.

Vardenafil with food, drink and alcohol

You can take Vardenafil with or without food, but preferably not after a heavy or high-fat meal as this may delay the effect. Don’t drink grapefruit juice when you use Vardenafil. It can interfere with the usual effect of the medicine. Alcoholic drink can make erection difficulties worse.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

Need to know more about Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

Visit our advice area or contact our support team

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