'Female Viagra' Is Approved by FDA For Sale

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Some interesting news has surfaced on the internet. Flibanserin, what is called a "female Viagra" has been cleared by the FDA to be sold.

I know some of you are like "What's a female viagra and how does it work?" Well, the folks at USAToday have helped us out.

1) What Does the Female Viagra Do?

  • The pill helps females become hornier. So, it helps to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorders.

2) How does it work?

  • Unlike the male Viagra, which helps increase blood flow to the penis, flibanserin affects the chemicals in the brain. It works to increase dopamine, norepinephrine and decreases serotonin. "Flibanserin is designed to treat an imbalance in neurotransmitters that are directly related to sexual desire," Sheryl Kingsberg, a clinical psychologist and an advisor to Sprout, told USA TODAY Network.

3) When Will It Get Approved?

  • According to USAToday, the approval from the FDA can come as soon as August 18.

4) Are There Side Effects?

  •  Some are saying that the side effects are drowsiness, low blood pressure, fainting, nausea and dizziness. One woman reportedly got a concussion from fainting and hit her head. This could possibly increase with the use of alcohol while taking the pill. "Women will have to limit and think about their drinking if they take this drug," Althof said. Althof advised Sprout and is in favor of the drug."

Read more at USAToday to get more information on the new female Viagra.

Source: ABC News