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FDA Approves Female Viagra Pill Addyi

Have a Low Sex Drive? The FDA Just Approved a Drug For You

Viagra is so late-'90s — women everywhere, get ready to get some. The FDA has approved the first prescription libido-boosting drug for women, Addyi from Sprout Pharmaceuticals, and it's kind of a big deal. Of course there are plenty of comparisons being made between the "little pink pill" and the "little blue pill," but as The New York Times points out, Addyi is "actually the first drug approved to treat a flagging or absent libido for either sex." While "Viagra and other drugs available for men are approved to help achieve erections, or to treat certain deficiencies of the hormone testosterone, not to increase desire." No drug is perfect. There are some side effects to consider, including severely low blood pressure and loss of consciousness. The risks are increased if you consume alcohol while taking the pill. But if you struggle with a low sex drive — and have been been diagnosed with hypoactive sexual desire disorder — this could be a viable option for getting your mojo back. Would you consider taking it?

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