Flibanserin- A Novel drug for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
Low sexual desire is a very common symptom in women of any age with potential negative consequences on quality of life and well-being according to The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic, Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV TR) and the World Health Organization’s International Classifications of Disease. They also established that the definition of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) should include not only the lack or absence of sexual fantasies or desire for any form of sexual activity, but also the presence of personal distress and/or interpersonal difficulties. Flibanserin, a novel, non-hormonal, multifunctional serotonin agonist antagonist (MSAA) was used in most of the pre-menopausal women diagnosed with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) but its approval also faced a little scepticism.
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