Sexual Health 5 things you should know about newly approved female Viagra

The drug is being described as "female Viagra”, after a more popular medication used to treat erectile dysfunction in men.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015, approved a drug for the treatment of low sexual desire in women, the first of its kind.

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U.S. FDA approves 'female Viagra' with strong warning

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The drug is being described as "female Viagra”, after a more popular medication used to treat erectile dysfunction in men.

 

Here are 5 things you should know about the drug:

  1. It is to be sold under the brand name Addyi

  2. It will be made by privately held Sprout Pharmaceuticals,

  3. It will only be available through certified and specially trained health care professionals and pharmacies due to its safety issues.

  4. It’s designed for premenopausal women whose lack of sexual desire causes distress.

  5. Unlike Viagra, which affects blood flow to the genitals, Addyi is meant to activate sexual impulses in the brain.

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