During the initial months of availability for flibanserin (Addyi), the first medication for sexual desire disorders, there was not a big demand for the drug. Doctors say this may be due to the fact that the drug has a steep price tag and severe potential side effects, including very low blood pressure, fainting, and nausea. These risks become greater if a woman drinks alcohol or takes birth control pills. There are also strict rules for prescribing and dispensing the drug.
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