Addyi, also known as flibanserin, is a non–hormonal prescription drug intended for premenopausal women suffering from hypolibidemia. In other words, the drug is intended for women with chronically low libido, which causes a crisis in interpersonal relationships and causes psychological stress.
Many women describe hypolibidemia as completely natural fluctuations in sexual desire. But, as a rule, the symptoms last at least six months and include both a slight interest in sexual activity and a lack of sexual thoughts and fantasies. There is also a lack of pleasure when stimulating the genitals.
Until now, the causes of hypolibidemia have not been precisely established. However, Addyi packages indicate that the disease cannot occur against the background of existing problems with physical or mental health, interpersonal relationships, medication intake and drug use.
How does it work?
The fair sex has been waiting for a female analogue of viagra singapore for a long time, which could stimulate sexual desire. However, Addyi functions completely differently. While Viagra improves a man’s erection by increasing blood flow to the genitals, Addyi stimulates a woman’s sexual desire without affecting the genitals.
The drug performs its function by affecting the part of the brain responsible for sexual desire. Its target is neurotransmitters such as Dopamine, Serotonin and Norepinephrine.
To date, scientists have not yet been able to figure out how serotonin affects libido. However, after taking Addyi, women may experience increased sex drive and more «sexually satisfying events» every month.
The researchers found that the increase in the number of sexually satisfying events was negligible. On average, an increase of about half an event per month was recorded.
The drug could not avoid inconsistency
Some experts say that the benefits of the drug are minimal. It also has serious side effects such as dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and extremely low blood pressure.
Against the background of alcohol consumption, flibanserin can lead to loss of consciousness. In fact, everyone who receives Addyi is required to sign a consent form to abstain from alcohol while taking the drug.
The last and most important nuance lies in the main reason for low libido. Women suffering from hypolibidemia often experience hormonal imbalance. Hormones such as estrogen, testosterone and progesterone are produced in insufficient quantities. Addyi does not stimulate their production in any way.
In addition, studies have shown that interpersonal conflicts and relationship problems have a profound effect on women’s sexual activity. The recent birth of a child, a quarrel with a partner, or just a feeling of alienation – all this can cause a lack of desire to have sex. Referring to this, many health experts claim that a regular pill is not able to solve these problems.