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This image provided by Amag Pharmaceuticals in June shows packaging for their drug Vyleesi.
Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in a women, a market drugmakers have been trying to cultivate since the blockbuster success of Viagra for men in the late s. Amag Pharmaceuticals via AP. The medication OK'd Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in a women, a market drugmakers have been trying to cultivate since the blockbuster success of Viagra for men in the late s.
The other drug is a daily pill. The drug's developer, Amag Pharmaceuticals, could also face some of the same hurdles that have plagued the lone pill ly approved for the condition, including unpleasant side effects and limited insurance coverage. The FDA approved the new drug, Vyleesi pronounced vie-LEE'-seefor premenopausal women with a disorder defined by a persistent lack of interest in sex, causing stress.
The most common side effect in company studies was nausea. The approval was based on women's responses to questionnaires that showed increases in sexual desire and decreases in stress related to sex.
The women didn't report having more sex, the original goal for the drug. Julie Krop, Amag's chief medical officer. Because so many factors affect sexual desire, doctors must rule out other causes before diagnosing the condition, including relationship issues, medical problems and mood disorders.
The condition, known as hypoactive sexual desire disorder, is not universally accepted, and some psychologists argue that low sex drive should not be considered a medical problem. Still, the pharmaceutical industry has long pointed to surveys - some funded by drugmakers - suggesting that it is the most common female sexual disorder in the nation, affecting roughly 1 in 10 women.
Amag estimates nearly 6 million U. Those companies and others studied and later abandoned drugs acting on blood flow, testosterone and other targets. Vyleesi acts on receptors for a brain-stimulating hormone called melanocortin, which is associated with sexual arousal and appetite in both men and women.
Waltham, Massachusetts-based Amag plans to pitch the drug to consumers through social media, including a website called unblush. Amag's campaign has some of the hallmarks that helped launch the first female libido drug, Addyi, a once-a-day pill approved in The FDA decision followed a contentious four-year review that included a lobbying effort funded by Addyi's maker, Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which framed the lack of female sex drugs as a women's rights issue. Those were only slightly better than what women taking a placebo reported, but they were ificant enough to meet FDA effectiveness standards.
The pink pill - originally developed as an antidepressant - was ultimately approved with a bold warning that it should not be combined with alcohol, due to risks of fainting and dangerously low blood pressure. It was prescribed just 6, times last year, according to investment analyst data. UMass's Johnson said drugs should not be the first choice for treating women's sexual problems. Search Search CP24 X. New drug to boost women's sex drive approved in U.
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