A Female Sex Pill is Getting Women’s Attention, But This Side Effect Might Not Be So Thrilling
Addyi, the pill nicknamed “female Viagra,” has finally shown up on pharmacy shelves.
The pink pill, formerly known as flibanserin, increases sexual desire in women by adjusting the flow of serotonin to the brain. In other words, it works more like an anti-depressant than the drugs given to men for treating erectile dysfunction.
Also, unlike Viagra and similar drugs, Addyi must be taken daily, so the body can build up a dosage.
This leaves women open to a host of side effects, including fainting at the top of that list.
As a matter of fact, as many as 10% of women who participated in studies on the drug’s efficacy complained of side effects, according to a report by USA Today: