Can Women Take Viagra?

What happens when women take Viagra?

can women take viagraIn this article, we are going to talk about female Viagra and can women take Viagra.

Ever since Viagra first came out there are a lot of questions like “if there’s a female viagra?”, “can women take Viagra?” or “if viagra works for women” and so far.

The answer is NO. The problem is that Viagra is a performance-enhancing medication. It increases blood flow to the pelvic region and helps men get better erections. It is not a libido or sexual interest medication.

Most of the time when we’re talking about medications for women, the Female Viagra, people are almost always talking about a libido increasing or a drug that makes your sexual interest better – not a performance-enhancing medication. That is why Viagra failed in trials to make women better because it did not have anything to do with libido.

There is some very small evidence that in menopausal women Viagra may be helpful in the same way as in men by increasing a blood flow to the area and increasing pleasure ability but not as a libido medication.

They did do a study looking at women and monitoring testosterone levels over 10 years, FSH, which is a marker of menopause, and estrogen levels. Scientists had women self-report interest and pleasure ability in sex and frequency of sex. It turns out, the lower the testosterone is the lower woman’s scored in interest and pleasure ability. The higher the FSH or the more menopausal women were the worse they scored in sexual interest or pleasure ability. And. Interestingly, estrogen actually had no impact on women’s questionnaires as far as sexual function or desire.

There is a new medication, which was denied by the FDA, and is undergoing the second appeal to the FDA to be approved in the US called Flibanserin.

This is a medication that actually improves desire or libido in women by working on the limbic system of the brain by changing your increasing neurotransmitter.

It is similar to what an antidepressant does, a little bit different in the chemicals it affects and a little bit different in the area of the brain it affects.

There’s a condition known as a hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) that used to be a psychological categorized condition. It actually was taken out of the psychiatric literature that it actually even exists.

This is what the company is going after is to treat women that have a diminished sex drive. It is tentatively nicknamed the little pink pill as opposed to Viagra, which is the little blue pill.

So, it is not available on the market, it does not have a trade name to my knowledge at this point but the generic name is Flibanserin.