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Viagra for women

Generally, arousal problems in women can’t be treated with a pill like Viagra. Viagra works by enhancing the effects of nitric oxide, a chemical that relaxes muscles in blood vessels of the penis. This increases blood flow and allows a man to have an erection in response to sexual stimulation. Although women experiencing loss of sex function due to antidepressants may respond to Viagra, for most women simply addressing difficulties with arousal may not get to the actual problem — which is often a lack of sexual desire.

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Viagra drug for women

A drug that could do for women what Viagra has done for men is being tested at the University of Virginia. The drug is a testosterone-laden ointment called LibiGel and it’s intended to boost the libido of women who have lost interest in sex. It will be prescribed at UVa in coming months to women who are suffering from hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
The condition is believed to affect one-third of American women.
UVa joins 99 other medical institutions participating in testing the drug’s efficacy and safety.
If U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve this new drug like viagra for women, Illinois-based BioSante Pharmaceuticals Inc. hopes to offer the drug to any woman complaining of a low sex drive.

For now 25 women between the ages of 30 and 65 take part in the national study.
Those women have had both ovaries surgically removed, be currently taking an estrogen supplement and be distressed about their lack of libido.
Ovariectomies, or surgical menopause, can lead to a drop in sexual interest because ovaries produce roughly half of the testosterone in a woman’s body.
Testosterone plays a key role in sexual functioning for men and women.

LibiGel comes in a pump bottle. The woman rubs the small dot of gel into the skin of her upper arm. Over the next 24 hours, the gel’s testosterone seeps into her bloodstream, boosting her energy and libido.