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Female Viagra Clinical Trials

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Female Viagra Clinical Trials

Female Viagra is going clinical trials…

A drug originally developed as an antidepressant is currently undergoing clinical trials to become the break through ‘Viagra for women.’

The pill, designed give women an boost in the bedroom, differs from the male equivalent. For one it must be taken daily, and another, it works to increase desire and not performance. The drug works by increasing dopamine levels and is not a hormonal drug. Its now in Phase 3 trials and has been submitted to the FDA for approval, a process that usually takes about nine months.

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Female Viagra Clinical Trails

If successful, the drug could become the first to treat the lack of the sexual desire known as Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. According to Barry Lubin, an internist and medical director of National Clinical Research, HSDD is the prevalent of four disorders – the others are arousal disorder, orgasmic disorder and pain.

There are blurry lines, but for a diagnosis of HSDD, loss of desire is primary, he says.

In order to qualify for the trail women must report a decreased sexual desire that is not associated with any other factors including personal distress, marital problems, illness, medication use, substance abuse or other psychosocial factors.

The subjects must also be concerned about their diminished interest. What makes it a disorder is the distress, says Lubin.

He reports that several studies have been done on the condition, and that probably 90 percent of those affected, particularly pre-menopausal women, have not had gynecological surgery. Theyre pretty darn healthy, he says.

Lubin estimates that approximately 10 percent of women — of all ages — suffer from the disorder.

Doctors do a poor job of asking people about their sex lives. Its not part of the review of systems by primary care doctors. They dont go down that road. Women and doctors are inhibited. And there are currently no drugs available.

Though in some cases its possible to find physiological explanations, thats far from the case with most. We can come up with theories, with fabrications, says Lubin, who is trying to educate other doctors about the disorder.


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