Viagra for women: Does it exist?

"Female Viagra", is a fairly new development.  There's only two drugs or so that women can take as, "female Viagra".  For this article, female Viagra means any drug which enhances the female libido and is prescribed by a doctor for that purpose.  Unlike drugs for men, which target the circulatory system of the penis, the, "female viagra", drugs work to make women more sexually aroused.  This is done through injected or oral chemicals which increase the numbers of certain neurotransmitters related to sexual pleasure.

Which Viagra is best for female?

The two main drugs are, Flibanserin in der Schweiz, otherwise known as, 'Addyi', and, 'Bremelanotide', otherwise known as, 'Vyleesi'.  The latter is injectible and the former is an oral pill.   Women typically need to be diagnosed with, "Hypoactive sexual desire disorder", or, "HSDD", to qualify for any of the drugs.

Prices

Medical insurance usually covers the drugs.  The drugs can run in cost of up to $100 per month without insurance.  The effects of the drugs are mild, and doctors say the medications may only increase the frequency of sex by about once a month or so.  Still, the side effects are mild too and basically only encompass a handful of common symptoms such as dry mouth and nausea, so nothing to write home about.

With Vyleesi, the medication must be injected into the thigh at last 45 minutes before sexual activity.  This gives enough time for the drug to make it's way to the blood-brain barrier and have an effect on the neurotransmitters we all have. 

What causes HSDD?



Women may be diagnosed with HSDD for a number of reasons, including, "yo-yoing" sex drives, and inability to be aroused by anyone despite a desire to.  Many women also are unable to achieve an orgasm and take Flibanserin or Bremelanotide for those reasons.

What does the female Viagra pill do?



Some women will also take these medications to feel more secure in their relationships, despite the fact that the medications are not urgently needed.  Women need to make sure the side effects don't outweigh any possible benefits they may get from the medication.  Women who are pregnant are also recommended not to take the medication.  For women that are interested in using any of the medications discussed in this article, doctors recommend getting a prescription for them rather than just trying to get them over the counter or through the black market.  As with all matters of health, women should best make these decisions in the care of their doctor, as this is not professional medical advice.

Some professionals such as Women's Health Watch at Harvard University think that medications such as Addyi do not fully count as, "female viagra", or "pink viagra".  This is because the effects are unpredictable and don't target a specific physical part of the body other than the brain.  The female sexual arousal system is complicated and so there is no guarantee of success.  Like other professionals, that Harvard team recommends talking to your doctor for the best course of treatment.

 ‎Summary


Viagra itself has been unavailable to women for about 20 years or so.  Even though Viagra does increase the blood flow of women's genitals just like it does the male genitals.  However, women require more than just bloodflow to their genetical for proper sexual function.

Some women have other health conditions such as diabetes which lower the libido.  Drugs like Addyi or Vylessi can ultimately counteract the negative effects of other health conditions, usually without worsening them.