New developments in the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder - a focus on Flibanserin
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The objective of the authors is to highlight the historical complexities for the diagnosis and treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) with a focus on Flibanserin. A systematic review of the medical literature published in PubMed using the search terms HSDD and Flibanserin was conducted. Each author reviewed the results of the systematic review for articles to include in this study. HSDD is defined as a persistent or recurrent deficiency or absence of sexual fantasies and desire for sexual activity causing marked distress or interpersonal difficulty that is not better accounted for by another diagnosis. Until 2015, only homeopathic products and off-label use of prescription medications were medical treatment options for women with HSDD. Flibanserin, approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2015, is the first to target female HSDD in premenopausal women. Flibanserin is a centrally acting nonhormonal oral medication taken once daily that affects serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine levels, the key neurotransmitters in the biology of desire. Understanding prescribing guidelines and awareness of black box warnings is paramount for prescribers. Adherence to proper oversight will ensure Flibanserin can fulfil an unmet need for an FDA approved prescription medication for the treatment of HSDD in premenopausal women.

Author(s): 
Jayne, Christopher J.
Heard, Michael J.
Zubair, Sarah
Johnson, Dustie L.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Women's Health
Journal Abbreviation: 
Int J Womens Health
Publication Date: 
2017
Publication Year: 
2017
Pages: 
171-178
Volume: 
9
ISSN: 
1179-1411
DOI: 
10.2147/IJWH.S125356
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 28442935 PMCID: PMC5396928

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Christopher J. Jayne, Michael J. Heard, Sarah Zubair and Dustie L. Johnson. 2017. "New developments in the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder - a focus on Flibanserin." International Journal of Women's Health 9: 171-178. 10.2147/IJWH.S125356.

Wikipedia Citation

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