'Female Viagra' Can Boost Sexual Drive in Women

by VR Sreeraman on  May 19, 2010 at 3:59 PM Drug News
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A pill called Flibanserin can boost sex drive in women. It's being called 'female Viagra.'

A new paper from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists reports that after a 6-month treatment with the pill, women found improvement in their decreased sexual desire.
 'Female Viagra' Can Boost Sexual Drive in Women
'Female Viagra' Can Boost Sexual Drive in Women

The FDA has not yet approved the drug, which was originally meant to be an anti depressant.

A survey conducted by a drug manufacturer, amongst 1,378 women who were suffering from a lack of sexual desire, revealed that the drug improved sex drive by 18 per cent, after a usage of 24 weeks.

Another study notched this number to four weeks.

Unlike the Viagra used by men, which increases bloody supply, this pill may affect a female's mind and the neurotransmitters in the central nervous system, with minor side effects like dizziness, nausea, fatigue and insomnia.

For now Ashton suggests couples therapy and consulting a sexual therapist for these problems.

"You want to get at the root problem," CBS News quoted her as saying.

"If it's something like depression or a medication side-effect, deal with those things and hopefully you'll see an improvement in your sex life."

Source: ANI
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