What is Flibanserin?

I think this is a great article that talks about the medication Flibanserin and the controversy surrounding FDA approval for medications to treat female sexual dysfunction. Flibanserin is a non-hormonal oral medication, with a seemingly low side effect profile, that in essence increases dopamine and noradrenalin while reducing serotonin in the brain. According to some studies, this increases the desire for sex.

The medication is up for FDA approval for the third and likely last time. I think this medication (if approved) would be a great option for women. However, having low testosterone can also affect a woman’s desire for sex and a comprehensive evaluation of hormones is definitely recommended. Bottom line, sexual dysfunction is a serious matter and we address both the physical and psychological manifestations of female sexual dysfunction. If you are suffering, please don’t wait, treatment is available.