Female Viagra Gets US Approval

The pill is designed to assist premenopausal women regain their sex drive.

The pill is designed to assist premenopausal women regain their sex drive.

The pill is designed to assist premenopausal women regain their sex drive.

The US Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has approved a libido-enhancing drug for women that has been dubbed “Female Viagra.” Flibanserin, a drug produced by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, recently passed an FDA advisory committee meeting. The pill is designed to assist premenopausal women regain their sex drives by boosting levels of certain brain chemicals. Documents from the 4 June FDA advisory meeting describe the drugs purpose as  “treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.” Women would take it each night. A doctor would have to determine wether a woman seeking the pill was suffering from the disorder characterised by a lack of sexual fantasies and desire, causing the woman distress. Currently there is nothing on the US market approved for treatment of HSDD or another condition, female sexual intrest/arousal disorder (FSIAD). “The condition is clearly an area of unmet medical need,” the FDA documents said.

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