It's the first drug that has ever been made available to anyone with the sole purpose of enhancing sexual desire.  It's called fibanserin, and it will be sold under the name "Addyi" - but most people are calling it "female Viagra".  But, because we all know that men and women have completely different bodies, we know that's not really what it is!

So, what is it then?  Here are some quick facts for you about the all new drug -

Who is it for?

Addyi is for women who have a persistent absence of sexual thoughts and interest in sexual activity, which causes distress and cannot be explained by another medical condition or substance, otherwise known as "Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder".  Of the 40% of women who suffer from sexual dysfunction, this drug will only work for about 10%.

How does it work?

Addyi plays with the chemicals in the brain, to increase sexual desire. The pill increases levels of dopamine, a chemical linked to appetite, and lowers serotonin, which is linked to mood and feelings of satisfaction.

When will it kick in?

Women have to take the pill once a day at bedtime. It will take four weeks before they notice a change and eight weeks to feel the full effect.

How well does it work?

In clinical trials, women reported an increase of up to one additional satisfying sexual event per month.  Some women reported feeling "much improved" sexual function, and a select few mentioned that they felt the drug saved their relationship.

Are there side effects?

Yes.  1 in 5 women in the drug trial reported feeling fatigued or nausea, and a few experienced low blood pressure and fainting.

Can you drink alcohol while on Addyi?

No.  Some doctors are saying even a social glass of wine will increase your chances of low blood pressure and fainting.

Is it cheap?

It will cost about the same as a prescription for Viagra.  Around $400/month, with most insurance plans covering most of that cost.  If you don't have insurance, there are plans available with the maker, Sprout Pharmaceuticals for about $20/month.

When is it available?

Right now!  It became available October 17, 2015!  So have at it, girls!

Where is it available?

Addyi will is available through certified pharmacies and health care professions. But, doctors will interview patients in detail before prescribing it. You should talk to your doc about birth control, medication, your relationship, and your mental health before you decide to try it.

While it doesn't seem like this is a miracle drug for women, it does seem like a giant step in the right direction!

If you end up trying Addyi, please let me know what you think!  Good luck!  And have fun out there!

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