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What You Need to Know About the Change to the Female Libido Pill Warning

What You Need to Know About the Change to the Female Libido Pill Warning

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Women who have hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), which is low sex drive in women who have not gone through menopause, and take Addyi—a medication designed to increase female libido—no longer need to completely abstain from drinking alcohol. But there are some limitations to when you can have an alcoholic drink.

The Food and Drug Administration's said that the warning for Addyi was updated to show that women should discontinue drinking alcohol two hours before taking a pill and shouldn't resume until the morning after taking it at bedtime.

Symptoms of HSDD can vary from woman to woman, but symptoms often include:

  • Having no interest in any type of sexual activity, including masturbation

  • Never or only seldom having sexual fantasies or thoughts

  • Being concerned by your lack of sexual activity or fantasies

Desire for sex is based on many things affecting intimacy, including physical and emotional well-being, experiences, beliefs, lifestyle, and your current relationship. If you think you may have HSDD, discuss your issues with your partner and a health care professional.

The solution could be as simple as changing a medication you are taking, and improving any chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes.

Click here to learn more about HSDD and sexual dysfunction.