Flibanserin (US brand name Addyi®) is a serotonin 1A receptor agonist and a serotonin 2A receptor antagonist. The exact mechanism of action of flibanserin is unknown. Here is basic information about this medication.
Treatment of premenopausal women with acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) as characterized by low sexual desire that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and is NOT due to:
- A co-existing medical or psychiatric condition
- Problems within the relationship or
- The effects of a medication or other drug substance
Recommended: 100 mg orally taken once daily at bedtime
Discontinue treatment after 8 weeks if no improvement
- Moderate or strong cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) inhibitors
- Hepatic impairment
Dosage forms and strengths (USA)
Tablet: 100 mg
Important! Please refer to the full Prescribing Information (see link below) before prescribing this medication.
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