Addyi (Flibanserin)

General Information

Addyi (Flibanserin) is indicated for women who have not gone through menopause. It is for those who have low sexual desire and are concerned about it.

This should not be used to treat low sexual desire caused by:

  • Problems in the relationship
  • A medical or mental disorder
  • The effects of other drugs

Addyi (Flibanserin) is not to be used to enhance sexual performance. This drug is not recommended to be used by women who have already gone through menopause. This should not also give to men.

How does Addyi (Flibanserin) work?

Addyi (Flibanserin) affects the way the brain works. It is by interfering with communication among the brain’s nerves in areas of the brain. It controls sexual desire and other pleasurable sensations. Nerves communicate with each other by making and releasing chemicals called neurotransmitters.

The neurotransmitters travel to other nearby nerves where they attach to receptors on nerves. The attachment of neurotransmitters either inhibits the function of the nearby nerves.

This drug blocks several of the receptors on nerves. It also stimulates serotonin type 1A. This medication may regulate areas of the brain that control sexual desire in pre-menopausal women with reduced sexual desire and interest. 

Why use Addyi (Flibanserin)?

Addyi Tablet contains an active ingredient of Flibanserin. It is a white to off-white powder. It is insoluble in water and freely soluble in chloroform. It is also sparingly soluble in ethanol and methanol. Each tablet has 100 mg of Flibanserin for oral use. This was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015.

How to use Addyi (Flibanserin)?

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. Take it exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take it more often than the prescription.

Addyi Tablet is usually taken once a day at bedtime. It is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. Take the drug only at bedtime to reduce the risk of low blood pressure, drowsiness, or fainting. Remember to take it at the same time every day.

What are the side-effects of Addyi (Flibanserin)?

  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Insomnia
  • Rash
  • Menstrual spotting
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety
  • Abdominal pain
  • Spinning sensation (vertigo)

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. Tell also if you have any allergies. This drug may contain an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
  • This may not be recommended for pregnant women.
  • Consult your doctor first if you are breastfeeding women.
  • Keep this away from the reach of children or pets.