Viagra for Women (Addyi/Flibanserine), Female Tablets

Possible forms of sexual dysfunctions in women

Women may face various problems with sexuality and experiencing an orgasm. In the vast majority of cases, sexual activities are aimed at experiencing pleasure from intimacy with your partner.

However, antidepressants may affect your sexual life in multiple ways.

  • Genitals become less responsive. Just as male penis, women’s genitalia require a steady blood flow to be “active”. The very arousal is nearly impossible without enough blood filling nearby tissues. There are even similarities between a penis and a clitoris. Antidepressants can affect the blood flow and prevent genitals from arousing thus making it impossible to experience an orgasm.
  • A sudden drop in libido. Antidepressants often reduce the very likelihood of experiencing arousal. When your libido is on its low, you will need an additional “kick” to get started and make love to your precious beloved one. Surprisingly, sildenafil helps in a large amount of cases when female patients complain about reduced libido.

A recent study by the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque revealed that women who took sildenafil report a significant improvement in sexual life (describing their experience on levels “much improved” and “very much improved”). Over 72% of women managed to experience orgasm and engage in sexual activities more often. Compare this number to only 27% of women who also reported improvements while being on placebo. The difference is far from statistically significant. The study directly tells us that Viagra for women works wonderfully in over 70% of cases.

This number is lower compared to over 80% of men who report improvements, but the success rate is still incredibly high. These numbers are for disorders caused by the usage of antidepressants. However, there are cases of genuine HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder) that have endemic nature. While in some scenarios the condition has psychological reasons and will unlikely be addressed by any Viagra-like drug, over 70% of women with genuine HSDD report improvements after using female Viagra. The success rate is just as high as in case with conditions infused by antidepressants.

The effects of Female Viagra and how it works

Female Viagra (Addyi) is the same drug as regular Viagra and contains mostly Sildenafil citrate and inactive ingredients that help the drug to pass through various stages of bodily metabolism. FV is a drug that works very much like it does in a male’s body affecting the production rate of cGMP and allowing the blood to flow freely to genitals. While in men it mostly helps to achieve strong controllable erection, in women improved blood flow helps in a variety of ways including improved sensitivity, better lubrication, and swelling of clitoris.

The drug works just like in men and requires ladies to take a recommended dose of the drug about 1-1.5 hours before engaging in sexual activities. There are several simple rules to abide in order to ensure the effectiveness of the drug.

  • Do not eat too much before or after the intake. Food will significantly slow down the drug and may postpone the effect by 1-2 hours. Remember that the half-life of sildenafil is relatively short and the drug will lose its effect within roughly 4-6 hours after the intake. Be sure to use this time wisely.
  • Do not take the drug with alcohol and poppers. These medications just like spirits act as vasodilators and may lower the blood pressure. This effect is also one of main therapeutic effects of sildenafil citrate which means that together with other vasodilators the drug may cause a dangerously low level of blood pressure.

Sildenafil citrate only helps the body to overcome physiological problems related to sexuality. Meaning that you need engage in sexual activities and foreplay or even use direct stimulation of genitals in order to reach the desired level of sexual arousal. Without any stimulation, the body will not react and the drug will be wasted.

Recommended dosages and administration methods

The drug comes in pink pills with a slightly transparent shell or in a form of a pink tablet. The administration method is always by mouth. Swallow a pill and drink a small amount of water to wash it down if necessary. Do not slice pills in halves, break the surface in any way or powder the drug. Use pills with a specific strength instead of pills that are too strong. Remember that sildenafil citrate does not have a long shell life when the surface membrane is compromised.

  • A sufficient dosage should be assigned by your doctor. It is fine to start with the lowest dosage possible (2.5 mg before sexual activities). If the amount does not work for you, try slightly increasing the dose up to 100mg. Reducing the dosage to 2.5mg is necessary when taking other drugs that may affect the blood pressure.
  • Do not take the drug as a recreational medication. Systematic usage is both inefficient and theoretically dangerous. The drug has a very short half-life period meaning that you need to use the drug only before engaging in sexual activities. Take a prescribed dosage.
  • Clinically tested dosages. Clinical tests against placebo were conducted by a group of scientists in 2002. Used dosages ranged from 10mg to 100mg without significant adverse effects and signs of overdose. We do not recommend using high dosages without consulting with your doctor.

Safety information for Flibanserine (Pink Viagra)

While the general consensus of the scientific community is that Viagra is absolutely safe for women, Smart Canadian Pharmacy still recommend you to follow some of important safety guidelines and rules.

Do not take the drug if you have any of the following conditions:

  • A history of diseases related to liver, kidney, and/or heart;
  • A history of strokes and heart failures;
  • Problems with blood pressure including hypertension and low blood pressure;
  • Stomach ulcer.

Do not take the drug together with other prescription medicines from the following list (the list is incomplete):

  • Antiviral drugs including specific drugs against HIV (ritonavir, for example);
  • A group of antibiotics including clarithromycin and some others;
  • Nitrites and nitrates and other drugs that may lower your blood pressure;
  • Carefully with alpha-blockers and beta-blockers;
  • Soluble guanylyl cyclase and similar drugs.

It is important to notice that some women may negatively react to the drug and even have an allergy for sildenafil. In such cases, immediately seek for medical attention.

Amongst other possible adverse effects:

  • Normal/frequent adverse effects include nasal congestion, indigestion, headache, flushing.
  • Dangerous/rare adverse effects may include impaired vision, problems with hearing and vision like a sudden loss of sight/hearing, blurred vision, photophobia.
  • Dangerous/extremely rare adverse effects include persistent swelling of genitalia, arrhythmia, intraocular pressure, stroke, sever lowering of the blood pressure.

Upon experiencing any of the symptoms from the list above seek for medical attention and tell your medical health provider which drugs you take including OTC and Rx drugs. There are also reports of pains in back and muscle pains in general. Such side effects are common and will usually wear off within 12-24 hours. If side effects from the normal/frequent category and/or pains persist for longer, immediately go to your doctor.

Should you use Viagra for women?

If you experience problems with libido and feel that reaching orgasm is nearly impossible, you may try using Viagra for women. This medication has recently been approved by FDA for usage in female patients with sexual disorders including genuine cases of HSDD and disorders caused by the intake of antidepressants. In both scenarios, you may experience a significant improvement in your sexual life.

Studies indicate that sildenafil citrate and all other PDE5 inhibitors are unlikely to help with sexual disorders that have a psychological background. In such scenarios, a combined usage of antidepressants and PDE5 inhibitors can be an effective solution. Other forms of therapy may also be used as a supportive measure to enhance the effect of FV.

Please consider consulting with a medical specialist before making a decision whether you need to start a course of female Viagra. This is a prescription drug and should be taken seriously.