Drugs that make women want sex

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Sildenafil Viagra treats erectile dysfunction in males. In the United States, two drugs have been approved to treat low libido in females. Some females take Viagra, off-label, to treat low sexual desire. This article describes the FDA-approved medications, including how these drugs work and possible side effects. It also explores alternative treatments.

What to know about 'Viagra' for females

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Given the success of drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, such as sildenafil Viagra , tadalafil Cialis and vardenafil Levitra , drug companies have sought a comparable drug for women. Viagra has even been tried as a treatment for sexual dysfunction in women. Indeed, until recently there were no FDA -approved drugs for treating problems with sexual arousal or sexual desire in women. Yet 4 in 10 women report having sexual concerns. A prescription medication known as flibanserin Addyi — originally developed as an antidepressant — has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for low sexual desire in premenopausal women. A daily pill, Addyi may boost sex drive in women with low sexual desire who find the experience distressing.

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Viagra helps men who already want to have sex but are not able to physiologically. It is taken on an as-needed basis to help increase blood flow to the penis. The participants who enrolled in the initial clinical trials for Addyi were premenopausal, heterosexual, and generally healthy women.
Women who feel distressed by a lack of sexual desire may have some help on the way. HSDD is a term coined to describe low sexual desire without a clear cause. The physiology of sexual arousal and desire is complex in women. In research funded by a licensing partner of the drug manufacturer, bremelanotide was studied for both effectiveness and safety. According to information released by the FDA , more than 1, women randomly received either bremelanotide or a placebo sham treatment for up to 24 weeks.