Addyi (Flibanserin) is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in pre-menopausal women. This medication is used in women who have concerns about their low sexual desire. Addyi is a psychotropic medication. Flibanserin works by raising levels of dopamine and norepinephrine which increases sexual desire, while lowering the levels of serotonin which is thought to be the reason for low sexual desire. This medication acts specifically on serotonergic neurons in the brain and has indirect effects on dopamine and norepinephrine. Flibanserin may help ease up on the serotonin to boost your libido. Addyi is a pill that is taken once a day at bedtime. Flibanserin usually starts to show positive effects two to four weeks after a woman begins taking the drug.
The brand Addyi is available from Canada manufactured by Sprout Pharma. The generic Flibanserin is available from India also called Fliban manufactured by Centurion. Addyi is available in the strength of 100 mg tablets.
The common side effects may include:
• Difficulty falling asleep or remaining asleep;
• Dry mouth;
• Hypertension or low blood pressure;
Inform your doctor right away if you experience any of the following side effects:
• Fainting or loss of consciousness;
• Menstrual spotting;
• Severe dizziness or sleepiness;
• Signs of very low blood pressure;
• Spinning sensation (vertigo)
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Addyi if you are allergic to Flibanserin or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you are taking including OTC and herbal medications. Flibanserin should not be used to treat low sexual desire caused by a medical, mental or mood disorder, problems in your relationship, or the side effects of other medications. Addyi should not be used by women who have gone through menopause or by men. Flibanserin is not used to enhance sexual performance. You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication because consuming alcohol while taking FIibanserin can cause dangerous reactions. Talk to your doctor before you consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking this medication. There may a drug interaction between Flibanserin and other medications such as birth control pills, certain antibiotics, high blood pressure medications, hepatitis C drugs, HIV-1 infection medications and certain oral medications for fungal infections.
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