Dr. Christopher Asandra, Chief Medical Officer of NuFemme Rejuvenation Clinic, discusses the recent FDA approval of the labido enhancing pill for women, Flibanserin.
The FDA was pretty cautious in approving this drug. Unlike erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs that affect blood flow, flibanserin works in the brain, much like an antidepressant. Like ED drugs, however, flibanserin can come with some serious side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, fainting and dangerous drops in blood pressure. These side effects are compounded when the drug is combined with alcohol or oral birth control, which many women use regularly. Plus, it’s not clear it will work for everyone.