Addyi is a drug that is taken orally and used to treat low libido in women. It works by affecting the way the brain works by interfering with the communication of the nerves in the brain areas. It affects the nerves that are responsible for controlling sexual desire and other pleasurable sensation in the body. Nerves do communicate with each other by manufacturing and producing chemicals known as neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters move to other nerves where they get attached to the receptors on nerves. This attachment of neurotransmitters inhibits or stimulates the functioning of the nearby nerves. Addyi blocks a lot of receptors on nerves such as serotonin type 2A, 2B and 2C and dopamine type 4 receptors. The drug regulates the sections of the brain that control sexual desire in premenopausal women suffering from low libido. The symptoms of low libido treated using this drug should not be as a result of other health conditions, medications or problems in the relationship.
How to get it
Addyi should only be bought from certified pharmacies and other health care experts. Before it is prescribed doctors must hold thorough consultation with the doctor to understand some issues so that they can make the right decision. Some of the things that the doctor will like to know includes medication, level of relationship with your partner, birth control or whether you are suffering from stress or other mental health issues. To get the best results and avoid complications that might arise you should take it as instructed by the doctor.
This drug can lead to fainting and low blood pressure. This means that it should not be combined with other drugs that can lead to low blood pressure and alcohol. The medication is broken down or metabolized by liver enzymes. You should never take medications that boost the activity of these liver enzymes because such drugs might reduce blood levels of flibanserin. The drug should also not be used together with herbal supplements and grapefruit juice. Drinking the juice during the treatment puts you under high risk of fainting or low blood pressure.
Common Side effects
Some of the common side effects of Addyi include nausea, fatigue, dry mouth, sleepiness, dizziness and insomnia.
Less common side effects
There are some less common side effects associated with this drug such as fainting and increased risks of low blood pressure. These side effects are more common among people with liver failure or women under medication used to minimize the breakdown of flibanserin.