New Pill? Viagra for Women!

A hand holding a small pink pill
(This post was originally published on June 8, 2015.  As of April 19, 2018, it was updated to include new information)

In 2015, the FDA advisory committee was pushing for the approval of a new drug, Addyi (aka flibanserin), which is being hailed as “viagra for women.”  The drug was approved on August 18, 2015. Many women suffer from a low sex drive for many different reasons.  I myself had suffered with it since my Lupron Depot injections, which were immediately followed by a continuous birth control.  My libido was nearly non-existent for almost two years.  Since I stopped taking birth control pills, however, it returned full-force!

But what is this drug? What are the potential side effects? How long were the clinical trials?  All of these questions come running to the tip of my tongue – will the pros outweigh the cons?  Will there be interactions with my birth control pill?  Less questions, MORE RESEARCH!

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