The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new drug to treat low sex drive in women. But how exactly does the drug work, and what makes it different from the other medication on the market? The drug, called bremelanotide (brand name Vyleesi) has been approved to treat premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), a condition in which low sexual desire causes personal distress, the FDA said in a statement. It is only the second FDA-approved drug for HSDD in women. Women self-administer the injection under the skin of the abdomen or thigh at least 45 minutes before anticipated sexual activity. Women should not take more than one dose of bremelanotide within a 24-hour period or more than eight doses per month. [5 Myths About Women's Bodies] In a study of more than 1,200 premenopausal women with HSDD, 25% of those who took bremelanotide saw some improvements in their reported sexual desire scores, compared with 17% who took a placebo. Bremelanotide … [Read more...] about How Does New Libdo-Boosting Drug for Women Work?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Drug Sites Upend Doctor-Patient Relations: ‘It’s Restaurant-Menu Medicine’ Advertisement Supported by ByNatasha Singer and Katie Thomas April 2, 2019 The sites promise easy and embarrassment-free access to erectile dysfunction and libido pills. “E.D. meds prescribed online, delivered to your door,” one said recently. “Starting at $2 per dose.” “Low sex drive? That can be optional,” another one said. “Try today — $99.” The sites, Roman and Hers, as well as others now make obtaining lifestyle drugs for sexual health, hair loss and anxiety nearly as easy as ordering dinner online. On the sites, people self-diagnose and select the drug they want, then enter some personal health and credit card information. A doctor then … [Read more...] about Drug Sites Upend Doctor-Patient Relations: ‘It’s Restaurant-Menu Medicine’