Generic Flibanserin, or the new Brand Name: Addyi, was released in mid October 2015 as the first medication to treat Low Sexual Desire Disorder in PRE-Menopausal Women. But not so fast, ladies, it does not enhance sexual performance. And there are MANY restrictions you need to know before you consider a prescription.

1. You can get the prescription only through doctors who are certified, and filled only through certified pharmacists. The Addyi website can give you a list.
2. It is approved for use in only PRE-MENOPAUSE.
3. You must take 100mg at bedtime every night.
4. It takes about 2 months to take effect; then continue taking the med for as long as the problem lasts.
5. You MUST NOT drink ANY alcohol – ever – while using this medication; you must sign a consent form agreeing to adhere to this restriction.
6. It can drop your blood pressure.
7. It interacts with many medications and some foods like grapefruit.
8. We still do not yet know the cost or if insurances cover it.
9. It does not enhance performance or improve orgasms.

Some good news:

1. It raises the dopamine level in the brain to improve the frequency of satisfying sexual events.
2. It does not interact with other antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications on neurotransmitters.
3. It is not a hormone.

The alternatives:

1. Placebo effect also showed 40% improvement in sexual events.
2. Addressing sexual concerns on the physical, emotional, relationship, and medical planes is even more effective, and longer lasting with ZERO side effects.

Can you guess my opinion? Let’s talk.

I’m a certified prescriber if a patient qualifies for Addyi.