Sunday, 15 November 2015 00:00

Addyi (flibanserin) 100mg tablets now available in Chattanooga, TN

Exciting News: The FDA has just approved Addyi, also known as "female viagra". It is a non-hormonal prescription pill used to treat Hypoactive (low) Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD), a common sexual health issue in women.  Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about this new "pink pill":

  1. Who should take Addyi (flibanserin)?  
    Women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder that are want to increase their libido - not only for their own benefit, but to improve sexual relations with their partner.

  2. What causes hypoactive (low) sexual desire in women?  
    Both hormones and neurotransmitters (dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin) determine how often people think about and desire sex. So, basically, this condition is a biological problem.

  3. How do I know if I have hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)? 
    If you have not had problems with low sexual desire in the past, and currently have low sexual desire regardless of the sexual activity, situation or sexual partner - you may have HSDD.

  4. How common is loss of sexual desire?
    Up to 1 in 10 adult women are affected by HSDD, so it is a common sexual health issue in women.

  5. How does the new drug work? 
    Unlike Viagra (sildenafil), which increases blood flow to a man's penis, Addyi works on a woman's brain to balance neurotransmitters and restore normal sexual desire.

  6. How well does Addyi work? 
    Women who took Addyi in the clinical trials reported a 53% increase in their sexual desire as measured by the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI).

  7. How soon will it work?  
    In two to four weeks, fiberanserin usually starts to show positive effects after a woman starts taking it. If a woman does not see a difference in two or three months, it's not going to help her.

  8. Is Addyi a hormone? 
    No. It's a drug that controls neurotranmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin that affect women's desire for sex.

  9. What are the side effects of Addyi?
    The most common side effects in the trials included fatigue, nausea, and sleepiness. No serious side effects were reported.

  10. Will Addyi cause weight gain?
    No, it did not cause weight gain in the clinical trials.

Schedule an appointment with one of our OB GYN specialists at WISH, located in Chattanooga, TN, to see if Addyi is right for you.

* To learn more about Addyi, please visit: https://www.addyi.com/