For women with low sex drive, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new EpiPen-like drug that promises to boost libido. The FDA made the decision on Friday. The drug is somewhat similar to medications used to treat erectile dysfunction in men, in that they are meant to be used "on demand" — when a person wants to be sexually intimate. But that's where the similarity stops.
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It is no secret that drugs are available everywhere. Some are legal, some are not. Many drugs share a specific effect, which is increased sexual desire. While a heightened libido may seem like a fun effect from prescription or illegal drugs, the benefits do not outweigh the drawbacks.
New drug to boost women’s sex drive approved in US
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new medication for premenopausal women whose flagging libidos are a source of personal distress or relationship difficulties. The condition, which was first recognized in its gender-specific form in , is thought to affect as many as 1 in 10 women before the onset of menopause, and many more after that. Hylton V. Based on a compound first explored as a tanning product, Vyleesi activates melanocortin receptors, which modulate skin tone. Nicole H.
But how exactly does the drug work, and what makes it different from the other medication on the market? The drug, called bremelanotide brand name Vyleesi has been approved to treat premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder HSDD , a condition in which low sexual desire causes personal distress, the FDA said in a statement. Women self-administer the injection under the skin of the abdomen or thigh at least 45 minutes before anticipated sexual activity. Women should not take more than one dose of bremelanotide within a hour period or more than eight doses per month.