Vardenafil 25mg Oral Disintegrating Tablets (ODTs) (Quantity: 10)
Quantity: 10 Oral Disintegrating Tablets (ODTs)
Vardenafil is categorized as a selective phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitor. It is the first second-generation PDE5 inhibitor to be developed. Vardenafil should begin working within 30 to 45 minutes after administration and lasts for about four hours. As with sildenafil, patients taking vardenafil should not use more than one dose within a 24-hour period.
An Oral Disintegrating Tablet or orally dissolving tablet (ODT) differs from traditional tablets in that they are designed to be dissolved on the tongue rather than swallowed whole. An ODT is a solid dosage form that disintegrates and dissolves in the mouth (either on or beneath the tongue or in the buccal cavity) without water within 60 seconds or less. Orally disintegrating tablets offer all the advantages of solid and liquid dosage forms together with special advantages, which include:
- ODTs present no risk of obstruction of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which is beneficial for patients who do not have access to water such as patients who are traveling.
- The rapid disintegration of the resulting tablets results in a quick dissolution of the drug and fast absorption that provide a rapid onset of action.
- The bioavailability of drugs that are absorbed in the mouth, pharynx, and esophagus is increased.
- ODTs are similar to a hard tablet taken orally but are designed to take sublingually for faster onset of action and reduce 'upset stomach' sometimes experienced with oral tablets.
- ODTs can dissolve faster than troches or traditional oral tablets.
- Unlike troches, ODTs can dissolve in the mouth without additional water.
- All ODTs are quad-scored so that they can be broken into smaller dosage forms (i.e. take 1/4 of a 25mg Tadalafil ODT)
- ODTs do not melt and can be shipped via ground.
- ODTs are hard enough that they will not break in transit, but still, have a rapid dissolution speed (ability to dissolve sublingually within 60 seconds)