Flibanserin: 7 Important Facts About the Female Viagra

Here are 7 important facts you need to about the libido-enhancing drug recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA):

  • 1. The drug is actually called Flibanserin but is marketed as Addyi.

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  • 2. Addyi does not cause blood to flow to the genitals like Viagra does. Rather it boosts levels of brain chemicals in women.

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  • 3. It was rejected by the FDA twice for lack of effectiveness and side effects like nausea, dizziness and fainting.

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  • 4. It will be made available through certified health care professionals and pharmacies from October.
  • 5. Addyi is the first approved drug to address the issue of low sexual desire rather than the physical mechanics of sexual dysfunction.
  • 6. While it takes Viagra about an hour to take effect in men, Flibanserin takes months of treatment to work.

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  • 7. Viagra is considered very effective while testers of Flibanserin have described the results as modest.

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