No one can dispute the success of the little blue pill we all call Viagra. It is the most popular prescription medication in the world, but it didn’t start out that way.
Sildenafil, better known as Viagra, was a hypertension medication when Pfizer developed it in the early 1990s, but clinical tests revealed it had the ability to increase blood flow to the small blood vessel in and around the penis, and the rest as they say is history.
The German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is experiencing a similar situation with Flibanserin the anti-depressant drug.
Several years ago Boehringer introduced Flibanserin as an anti-depressant, but the first clinical tests on over two thousand women showed that Flibanserin had the ability to increase sexual fantasies and desires in women suffering from some type of female sexual dysfunction (FSD).
The results of those first clinical studies convinced Boehringer to change their marketing strategy from Flibanserin the anti-depressant to Flibanserin the female libido enhancer.
The company began four clinical studies on the drug in order to apply for FDA approval. Over five thousand women in three hundred and fifty different locations around the world participated in clinical trials and the results have been extremely encouraging.
Boehringer believes that Flibanserin, the anti-depressant, can be as popular as Viagra and may even have the potential to replace Viagra as the most popular prescription medication in the world once the FDA approves it for medical use.
Clinical data shows that women suffering with hypoactive sexual desire disorder and sexual arousal disorder increase their sexually satisfying experiences from three to five a month. Women in the studies also report more sexual fantasies and desires when 100mg of Flibanserin is used for at least forty weeks.
Flibanserin the Anti-depressant does Create Some Interesting Side Effects
Flibanserin the antidepressant turned sexual stimulator has dopamine D4 receptors and serotonin 5-HT receptors as ingredients, and those agents can cause side effects when they enter the body in pill form.
Those chemicals are naturally produced in the body, but due to varying hormonal levels those agents can impact the body in different ways.
No one knows how Flibanserin the ex-antidepressant stimulates the libido, but some researchers believe that an increase in dopamine production and decrease in serotonin production stimulates the central nervous system and the body responds by increasing sexual hormone production even though the ex-antidepressant Flibanserin is non-hormonal.