This Female Viagra Pill Treats Women with Low Libidoes

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Aug 20, 2015
References: cnn & caplex
The FDA has approved a female Viagra pill for use by women in the States -- so now there's a little pink pill to match the little blue one.

Addyi doesn't function like Viagra does but because of the ubiquity of the brand name, it's being called the female Viagra pill. While Viagra targets a physical issue and is a single-use drug, Addyi is taken regularly and affects one's central nervous system and brain chemistry. In fact, it was initially developed as a treatment for depression.

According to Sprout Pharmaceuticals -- the company responsible for the female Viagra pill -- women taking Addyi experience a 37% increase in sexual desire. The drug is intended for premenopausal women with low sex drives. It will be interesting to see if the female Viagra pill becomes as successfully mainstreamed as its little blue counterpart.