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Are there medications available to enhance a female sex drive?

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sweetsvirgo 2 Jan 2017

Yes I FOUND one recently approved by FDA:

FDA Approves First Drug to Boost Women’s Sex Drive

Q: Who can take Addyi?
It's the first drug approved for to treat premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD). That's the most commonly reported form of female sexual dysfunction, affecting 1 in 10 U.S. women. Simply lacking desire does not mean a woman has HSDD, though -- she also has to feel distressed. This is really for women who have a biological dysfunction," Whitehead says. Women who are too stressed or tired to have sex, or have relationship issues, do not have HSDD, she says. "HSDD is, you had a normal desire at one point and you've lost it. It's actually been gone for some time."

Q. Addyi has been called the “female Viagra,” but are the drugs really that similar?
Addyi works on brain chemistry. It was originally tested as an antidepressant in men and women. It failed as an antidepressant, but women in tests of the drug said they felt more sexual interest, which led to it being studied as a sexual disorder treatment, Althof says

Q. How well does it work?
“It’s effective. It’s just not very effective,” Gellad says. According to data submitted in 2013, women who took Addyi for 24 weeks said they had an average of one more satisfying sexual event every 2 months than a comparison group of women taking a sugar pill. That might not sound like much, but for women with the disorder, that’s “very meaningful,” Althof says.It doesn't treat all sexual dysfunction, it won't help all women with sexual problems, but it will have a role in the therapy," says Holly Thacker, MD, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Specialized Women's Health, in a statement. "Addyi" is not going to work for all women," Whitehead says, and drugmaker Sprout wants to "set realistic expectations in the marketplace."

Q. What are the side effects?
Besides the side effects when Addyi is combined with alcohol, the FDA also raised concerns about dizziness, fatigue, and fainting when women take the drug with hormonal contraceptives. There is also the potential for other side effects, the agency says. "If this medication can really help some women ... have it on the market in as safe a manner as possible,” Gellad says. “This drug should be restricted in whatever way can be done to ensure that only the people who really will benefit will get it.”

Q. How much will the drug cost, and will insurance cover it?
Addyi will be available beginning Oct. 17, Sprout Pharmaceuticals says in a statement.The drug's price hasn't been set yet, but it will likely be about the same as the monthly cost of erectile dysfunction meds for men, says Julia Cohen, a spokeswoman for Sprout. It's expected the drug will be covered by insurance with a copay of about $30 to $75 a month.

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