Everything You Wanted To Know About The Female Viagra Pill That The FDA Is About To Approve

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The Food and Drug Administration is coming closer to approving a pill that is said to treat women who have a lack of sexual desire. Last week, the FDA voted 18-6 in favor of recommending this so-called “Female Viagra.” Let’s find out more about this supposed miracle drug.

First off, no it is not called “Wine,” or “She-alis,” or “Getting Strange Dick,” or “A Saturday Night At The Cosby’s,” or “Money.” The actual name is Flibanserin, and it will be marketed under the name Addyi. Sprout Pharmaceuticals, the company that makes this pill, expects the FDA to approve their new product by August.

The condition of women having little to no urge to bang is called Your Man’s Got A Little Dick Syndrome Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). In the past, doctors have prescribed estrogen pills and creams, but there was little to no effect on the wanting woman.

Actually the female Viagra is absolutely nothing like the male Viagra. It’s pink and not blue. The original Viagra plumps your peter by increasing blood flow to the sex organs. Flibanserin, works directly on the brain and sexual response by increasing the levels of dopamine and serotonin, two chemicals known to induce sex-related feelings. Because of course, women get so cerebral about sex while men just are zombies being controlled by their throbbing members.

Flibanserin has been rejected by the FDA twice since it was introduced in 2010. Studies have suggested that the drug has significant side effects including dizziness, low pressure and even blackouts, especially when combined with alcohol and for women taking birth control pills.

However Dr. Sharon Parish, a professor of medicine with Weill Cornell Medical College, told Huffington Post that the drug poses no danger:

“This represents a step forward. This medication, from our viewpoint, has a reasonable benefit-risk profile. There are some risks … but there’s also been substantial benefits. And it’s no riskier than any [central nervous system] drug that is available from prescription, or even if you walk in and get [it] off the shelf in some pharmacies, like Benadryl or Claritin.”

Women’s groups have rallied around the miracle drug because there is nothing on the market that cures low libido in females. Some argue that the risks should be clearly stated, only prescribed by doctors and at least give the patients the option to decide if they want to take the drugs or not.

So does it even fucking work and will my chick get buck wild to the extent that she’d want my pathetic pud? Dr. Walid Gellad, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and member of the FDA panel, was supportive of Flibanserin, but did caution that it’s not for everyone. “There are many women that suffer and there are many women for whom the drug will work and there are many women for whom the drug will not work,” the good doctor said. “The benefits are modest … maybe less than modest, but I think that puts it in good company with other approved drugs.”

Everyone (And by everyone, I mean married couples) are excited at the fucking possibilities of the sex drug. Even Jimmy Fallon weighed the pros and cons on The Tonight Show, but warned the new drug could lead to women getting arrested at Brookstone.

[HuffPo/USAToday/Independent]


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