I lost my desire for sex and felt hopeless

UNDERSTANDING HSDD

I lost my desire for sex and felt hopeless

UNDERSTANDING HSDD

THERE IS A NAME FOR IT

Hypoactive (low) Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is the most common form of female sexual dysfunction.1 It’s characterized by a chronic (six months or more) lack of interest in sex that’s causing personal distress.

THERE IS A NAME FOR IT

Hypoactive (low) Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is the most common form of female sexual dysfunction.1 It’s characterized by a chronic (six months or more) lack of interest in sex that’s causing personal distress.

DIAGNOSING HSDD IS SIMPLE

The Decreased Sexual Desire Screener (DSDS) is a medical questionnaire that can help your healthcare provider identify if you have HSDD.2

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YOUR BRAIN MAY BE WORKING AGAINST YOU WHEN IT COMES TO SEX

HSDD is a condition that has been medically recognized for nearly half a century,3 and it is believed to be caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. Brain scan studies have demonstrated that there is a noticeable difference in the areas that regulate human sexual response for women who suffer from HSDD and for those who don’t.4,5

WITHOUT HSDD

HSDD

YOUR BRAIN MAY BE WORKING AGAINST YOU WHEN IT COMES TO SEX

HSDD is a condition that has been medically recognized for nearly half a century,3 and it is believed to be caused by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain. Brain scan studies have demonstrated that there is a noticeable difference in the areas that regulate human sexual response for women who suffer from HSDD and for those who don’t.4,5

WITHOUT HSDD

HSDD

“My lack of desire has really put a strain on my marriage and damaged my self esteem. I would give anything to get this missing piece of my life back.”

WOMEN WITH HSDD WANT THEIR NORMAL BACK

From mothers to daughters, to sisters to friends, HSDD doesn’t discriminate— it causes a significant burden to all who suffer from it.6,7

women feel they are letting their partners down

women feel less connected

women have less self confidence

WOMEN WITH HSDD WANT THEIR NORMAL BACK

From mothers to daughters, to sisters to friends, HSDD doesn’t discriminate— it causes a significant burden to all who suffer from it.6,7

women feel they are letting their partners down

women feel less connected

women have less self confidence

ADDYI IS THE FIRST AND ONLY FDA-APPROVED NON-HORMONAL TREATMENT

Addyi is a prescription, non-hormonal pill taken daily at bedtime. In clinical studies, Addyi demonstrated improvement on HSDD symptoms, including increasing desire, number of satisfying sexual events, and decreasing distress. Learn more about Addyi.

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See how well Addyi works for you!

ADDYI IS THE FIRST AND ONLY FDA-APPROVED NON-HORMONAL TREATMENT

Addyi is a prescription, non-hormonal pill taken daily at bedtime. In clinical studies, Addyi demonstrated improvement on HSDD symptoms, including increasing desire, number of satisfying sexual events, and decreasing distress. Learn more about Addyi.

See how well Addyi works for you!

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Indication and Important Safety Information, including Boxed Warning

INDICATION

Addyi® (flibanserin) tablets is a prescription medicine used to treat Hypoactive (low) Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in women who have not gone through menopause, who have not had problems with low sexual desire in the past, and who have low sexual desire no matter the type of sexual activity, the situation, or the sexual partner. Women with HSDD have low sexual desire that is troubling to them. Their low sexual desire is not due to:

  • a medical or mental health problem
  • problems in the relationship
  • medicine or other drug use

Addyi is not for the treatment of HSDD in women who have gone through menopause or in men, or to improve sexual performance. Addyi is not for use in children.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about Addyi?

Your risk of severe low blood pressure and fainting (loss of consciousness) is increased if you take ADDYI and:

  • drink alcohol within two hours of taking ADDYI. Wait at least two hours after stopping drinking alcohol before taking ADDYI at bedtime. Alternatively, skip your ADDYI dose at bedtime if you drink alcohol in the evening. After you have taken your ADDYI at bedtime do not drink alcohol until the following day.
  • take certain prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, or herbal supplements. Do not take or start taking any prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, or herbal supplements while taking ADDYI until you have talked with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you if it is safe to take other medicines or herbal supplements while you are taking ADDYI.
  • have liver problems. Do not take ADDYI if you have liver problems.

If you take ADDYI and you feel lightheaded or dizzy, lie down right away. Get emergency medical help or ask someone to get emergency medical help for you if the symptoms do not go away or if you faint (lose consciousness). If you faint (lose consciousness), tell your doctor as soon as you can.

Who should not take Addyi?

Do not take Addyi if you:

  • take certain other medicines. Taking ADDYI with certain other medicines can increase the amount of ADDYI in your blood and cause severe low blood pressure, fainting (loss of consciousness), and sleepiness.
  • Do not take ADDYI if you are taking any of the following medicines:
    • certain medicines used to treat HIV-1 infection
    • certain medicines that you take by mouth used to treat fungal infections
    • certain antibiotics, including:
      • ciprofloxacin (CIPRO, CIPRO XR)
      • telithromycin (KETEK)
      • erythromycin (ERY-TAB, ERYC, PCE)
      • clarithromycin (BIAXIN)
    • certain medicines used to treat Hepatitis C infection
    • certain medicines used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain (angina), or other heart problems
    • nefazodone: a medicine used to treat depression
      Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure if you take any of these types of medicines. These are examples of the types of medicines that you should not take if you are taking ADDYI. Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take before you start taking ADDYI.
    • have liver problems

What should I tell my doctor before taking Addyi?

Before you take ADDYI, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • drink alcohol, use drugs or have a history of alcohol or drug abuse
  • have ever had depression or other mental health problems
  • have low blood pressure or a medical condition that can cause low blood pressure
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if ADDYI will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ADDYI passes into your breast milk.
  • You and your doctor should decide if you will take ADDYI or breastfeed. You should not do both.

Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. ADDYI can affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines can affect the way ADDYI works, and can cause serious side effects.

How should I take Addyi?

  • Take 1 ADDYI tablet one time a day at bedtime
  • Take ADDYI only at bedtime. Taking ADDYI at a time other than bedtime can increase your risk of low blood pressure, fainting (loss of consciousness), accidental injury, and sleepiness.
  • If you drink alcohol wait at least two hours after stopping drinking alcohol before taking your ADDYI at bedtime. Alternatively, skip your ADDYI dose at bedtime if you drink alcohol in the evening. If you skip a dose of ADDYI, take your next dose at bedtime the next day. Do not take ADDYI the next morning or double your next dose. After you have taken your Addyi at bedtime do not drink alcohol until the following day.

What should I avoid while taking Addyi?

  • You should not drink alcohol within two hours of taking ADDYI at bedtime. Drinking alcohol within two hours of taking ADDYI can increase your risk of severe low blood pressure and fainting (loss of consciousness).
  • Do not drive, operate machinery, or do things that require clear thinking until at least 6 hours after you take ADDYI and until you know how ADDYI affects you.
  • Do not drink grapefruit juice if you take ADDYI. Drinking grapefruit juice during your treatment with ADDYI increases your risk of severe low blood pressure and fainting (loss of consciousness).

What are the possible side effects of Addyi?

Addyi can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Sleepiness is a common side effect of ADDYI and can be serious. Taking ADDYI can increase your risk of sleepiness if taken during waking hours, if you drink alcohol, or take certain medicines or herbal supplements.
  • Low blood pressure and fainting (loss of consciousness) can happen when you take ADDYI even if you do not drink alcohol or take other medicines or herbal supplements. Your risk of low blood pressure and fainting (loss of consciousness) is increased if ADDYI is taken during waking hours, if you drink alcohol within two hours of taking ADDYI, or if you take certain medicines or herbal supplements.

The most common side effects of Addyi include:

  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • tiredness
  • dry mouth
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

These are not all of the possible side effects of Addyi. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Click here for FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including BOXED WARNING regarding risk of severe low blood pressure and fainting, and Medication Guide for Addyi.

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References

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2. Clayton AH, Goldfischer ER, Goldstein I, DeRogatis L, Lewis‐D’Agostino DJ, and Pyke R. Validation of the Decreased Sexual Desire Screener (DSDS): A brief diagnostic instrument for generalized acquired female Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). J Sex Med 2009;6:730–738.

3. Helen Singer Kaplan MD, PhD (1977) Hypoactive sexual desire, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 3:1, 3-9, DOI: 10.1080/00926237708405343

4. Arnow BA, Millheiser L, Garrett A, et al. Women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder compared to normal females: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Neuroscience. 2009; 158:484-502.

5. Woodard TL, Nowak NT, Balon R, Diamond MP. Brain activation patterns in women with acquired hypoactive sexual desire disorder and women with normal sexual function: A cross-sectional pilot study. Fertil Steril. 2013; 100(4): 1068-1076.

6. Kingsberg SA. Attitudinal survey of women living with low sexual desire. J Women’s Health. 2014;23(10):817-23:

7. Leiblum SR, Koochaki PE, Rodenberg CA, Barton IP, Rosen RC. Hypoactive sexual desire disorder in postmenopausal women: US results from the Women’s International Study of Health and Sexuality (WISHeS). Menopause. 2006;13(1):46‐56.