Female viagra pill released in Western countries

    


The controversial ‘female Viagra’ – called Addyi – is back, and easier to get than ever.

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration three years ago, the little pink pill promised to improve women’s libido, but it didn’t perform well on the market and was undermined by manufacturing problems.

But now a quick call to a hotline, trip to an online store and an expenditure as small as $25 a month, or $99 a month without insurance can supposedly get women at least one more sexually satisfying experience a month – again.

Addyi’s relaunch is not being met with pure excitement, as some criticize the ‘quick-fix’ approach to women’s sexual dysfunction.
One third of women experience low sex drive or lack of sex drive at some point in their sexually active lives.

It happens to men, too, of course – 20 percent of them – but pharmaceutical companies have been helping the male species out since Viagra came out in 1998.

There was never an analogue for women who wanted to want more sex, until Sprout Pharmaceuticals introduced Addyi in 2015.

Originally an $800 oral, non-hormonal pill, Sprout’s website for the drug says: ‘Addyi is believed to work on the part of the brain involved in sexual interest and desire.’
But even Sprout doesn’t really know how it works, and makes only the measured claim that ‘some women’ felt more sexual desire, had more sexual activity and felt less distressed about their low libidos.

As its maker clearly says, Addyi is not actually a ‘female Viagra,’ in the literal sense.

Viagra allows men to get erections by increasing blood flow to the penis. Addyi has nothing to do with blood flow.

Sexual dysfunction – for both sexes – can have either mental or physical causes, and usually involves both. Addyi aims for the head.

But, the first time around, it missed the mark, coming with all kinds of draw-backs, such as not-so-sexy side effects like nausea, sleepiness, low blood pressure and fainting.

In a best case scenario, the drug tantalized women with the possibility of one more sexually satisfying experience a month.

For context, about 44 percent of women surveyed by sex cam website CAM4 in 2016 said they had an orgasm at least once a week.

Addyi also has to be taken daily, and can’t be mixed with alcohol – a fact it’s maker found out through tests on male subjects.

Still, its arrival was met with enthusiasm (and predictable jokes), until its poor performance led Sprout to pull Addyi off the market.

Now, the drug has been re-launched, for half the price – at a $400 sticker price, for $25 a month with a prescription, or at a discounted rate of $99 a month if you can’t get it covered – plus the $75 consultation fee you will be charged when you call Sprout’s hotline to get a prescription.

The company’s aim is to make the drug easier to get more quickly through telemedicine, though some feminists have argued that the quick and dirty approach is counterproductive to efforts to improve women’s sexual experiences and health

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