The first drug that is capable to boost women’s sex drive went on sale in October 2015. The little pink pill (generic name flibanserin) is a non-hormonal prescription pill, that is used to treat the low sexual desire of women. More specifically, the libido pill can be used by women who have not yet gone through menopause or had problems with low sexual desire in the past and who have low sexual desire. It’s only fot he use of women with low sexual desire, that is not caused by a mental disorder or other medical condition.
According to Sprout Pharamceuticals, the pill acts in the brain, in order to enhance a woman’s libido. By taking one pill a day for about a month, clinical trials have indicated that women who take Addyin on average increased their number of satisfying sexual actions by one a month. Even though this is not a great amount, there is a subset of women for whom the drug had a better effect and the pink pill helped them.
Like every other drug, this ‘magic’ pill Addyi also comes with certain risks, such as dizziness, sleepiness or even low blood pressure. When women take this libido pill they have to be extremely careful or even avoid to drive, drink or even to avoid doing things that require clear thinking until at least 6 hours after they have taken Addyi and until they know how the pill affects them. In addition, they should not take alos the herbal supplements, because if they do so they may face a low blood pressure or even may faint (loss of consciousness). Taking Addyin with some kind of medications may also increase these risks, so women have to be careful. In fact it’s better for the patients to discuss with their doctor all of their medications before they start taking the pill.
Addyi safety is derived after clinical tests in over 8,500 women, over 1,000 of which were exposed to treatment for at least 1 year. The results of these tests showed a well characterized and safety profile of the drug. Moreover, the vast majority of the time side effects were mild in severity. The drug, from Sprout Pharmaceuticals, is actually the first drug that was approved in order to treat a flagging or absent libido for either sex. Actually it was the first prescription drug to enhance the sexual drive of women, that won regulatory approval clinching a vistory for a lobbying campaign that had accused the Food & Drug Admin of gender bias for ignoring the sexual needs of women.