Viagra for Women Set To Treat Premenopausal Sexual Dysfunction

The launch of Viagra for women and approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US is being well received by the public more so premenopausal women who suffer from sexual dysfunction.

sproutSuch women luck the desire for sex or have low-libido which discourages them from actively engaging in sex. This not only affects theier sexual health but also their marriages and relationships as many end up separating from their partners.

Flibanserin which comes under the brand name, Addyi, is a small pink pill that is manufactured and marketed by Sprout Pharmaceuticals. It recently got the green light, though under strict conditions, after the manufacturers and as well other parties successfully lobbied for the female viagra to be approved. 

For a long time, women suffering from low libido felt that their sexual needs and interests were being neglected. Their male counterparts have several sexual dysfunction drugs already circulating in the market. The most popular include Cialis (Tadalafil), Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate), Levitra (Vardenafil), Prostaglandin E1 injections, Prostaglandin E1 pellets, and many others.

How Viagra for women isn’t very clear but researchers and analyst believe that the pink pill stimulates specific brain receptors that are associated with sexual desire. The pill is categorised as both serotonin 1A receptor agonist and serotonin 2A receptor antagonist and is highly soluble in blood. It works by stimulating the brain receptors that are associated with sexual desire and calms the nerves making the user more relaxed. This makes it easy for the brain receptors to be stimulated leading to improved libido.

Considering the pink pill works by stimulating the brain receptors, the effects from flibanserin don’t last as long as those in male ED drugs. A woman who wants to boost her libido with anticipation of sexual is therefore required to swallow the pill regularly. The recommendation is talking a single dose of 100milligrams every night before going to bed. A user should monitor the intake and incase there is no improvement within 8 weeks then use should be discontinued.

viagra for womenThe US FDA issued the approval with a bit of reluctance. According to Dr. Janet Woodcock, FDA’s director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), the regulatory body understands the importance of sexual needs in womens health; nonetheless, they have to make sure the drugs are safe and will not bring about any negative effects. 

This isn’t the first time the female viagra was seeking approval as the same drug had twice been denied approval though under different names and company. However, this latest version is more improved and comes with lesser side effects that had raised concerned.

Unlike male ED drugs, Flibanserin can’t be bought over the counter without any prescription. A user intending to use the drug has to seek consent from a qualified health care professional. Also, the drug can only be prescribed by professionals and pharmacies that have been trained and certified as fit to handle it.

Women are advised not to take the libido drug with any alcohol as this may interfere with its working. Sleepiness, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, drymouth, and insomnia are some of the side effects that raised concern over the use of Viagra for women hence the delayed approval.

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