Now, women have their own Viagra called Addyi. The first drug meant to boost sexual desire in women.
US Food and Drug Administration has finally given a green signal to the pill, which they had twice rejected due to insignificant benefits and worrisome side effects. This approval marks a milestone, long sought by the pharmaceutical industry.
The drug has been developed by Sprout, a pharmaceutical company based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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The class of drugs that Levitra, Viagra, Stendra, and Cialis belong to are called PDE5 inhibitors. They work by relaxing tight blood vessels, allowing more blood to surge into the penis and cause an erection, says Gregory Bales, M.D., an associate professor of urology at the University of Chicago.
The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.