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Female Drug Fails to Deliver What It Promotes

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  • So-called “female Viagra” Addyi resulted in just one-half additional satisfying sexual event per month
  • The drug is associated with multiple adverse events, including a significantly increased risk of dizziness, nausea and fatigue
  • Taking Addyi with alcohol may cause severely low blood pressure and fainting

By Dr. Mercola

In August 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Addyi (flibanserin), the first drug to treat low libido in women. It's estimated that nearly 27 percent of premenopausal women and more than 52 percent of postmenopausal women experience low sexual desire.


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