Addyi (flibanserin)

1. What is Addyi (flibanserin)?

Addyi has agonist activity at 5-HT1A and antagonist activity at 5-HT2A receptors. Addyi also has moderate antagonist activities at the 5-HT2B, 5-HT2C, and dopamine D4 receptors.

2. What is Addyi a treatment for?

Addyi is a treatment for premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

3. Is Addyi FDA approved?

Yes, Addyi is the only FDA approved medication for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD.

4. Is Addyi safe to use?

Yes, but caution is needed for certain conditions. Addyi is for premenopausal women who have hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

Do not consume Addyi with alcohol as this can cause low blood pressure and syncope. Wait at least two hours after consuming one or two standard alcoholic drinks before taking Addyi at bedtime. Skip your Addyi dose if you consumed three standard alcoholic drinks. Do not consume Addyi if you have liver disease.

Side effects may include (2% of patients):

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Dry mouth

5. Can I use Addyi if I am pregnant?

Addyi has not been studied in pregnant women.

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