Flibanserin Dosage Guide

Flibanserin Dosage Guide

This medication comes as a tablet, intended for oral administration. You should swallow the tablets with a drink of water and in whole form. Chewing or crushing the tablet should be avoided, as this can release the active ingredients all at once, which is not how the ingredients ought to be administered. 

The standard flibanserin dosage is 100 mg, taken at bedtime. This administration should be once a day as the effects of the medication can last for longer than 24 hours. By using the tablets during the day, you increase the risk of experiencing:

  • Accidental injury
  • Low blood pressure
  • Random fainting events
  • Depression of the central nervous system (CNS)

A discontinuation of the medication is advised, if there are no visible signs of improvement for the symptoms of HSDD (hypoactive sexual desire disorder).

Using these tablets concomitantly with strong or moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors is listed as a contraindication. If you are taking CYP3A4 inhibitors on a regular basis, you ought to discontinue this treatment and wait 2 weeks before you begin taking flibanserin tablets for women.

If intend to use CYP3A4 inhibitors after you discontinue use of these pills, you can start CYP3A4 treatment 2 days after your last dosage of the sexual dysfunction tablets.

Alcohol increases the effects of the medication as well as the possible adverse effects relating to the therapeutic and you should therefore not use alcohol sooner than two hours of taking these pills. If you have consumed more than three standard alcoholic drinks during the evening, it is recommended that you skip your scheduled dosage that night.

Female Sexual Dysfunction Symptoms

What is Flibanserin Made Of?

  • The most popular and frequently used brand of these sexual dysfunction tablets is Addyi, also known as Viagra for women. It is supplied by Sprout Pharmaceuticals Inc., a pharmaceutical company in the United States of America. This was the first libido-enhancing medicine to be released on the market, after being approved for medical use in 2015.
  • Each tablet of this renowned brand contains a 100 mg flibanserin dosage as the active ingredient. This is the component of the therapeutic that is responsible for bringing about the benefits of the medicine.
  • These sexual dysfunction pills are pink in colour, oval, film-coated and debossed with 'f100' on one side. They are available in bottles of 30 tablets, in a childproof dispenser.
  • It is advised that these pills be stored at room temperature, in areas that are not in direct sunlight or exposed to moisture. By not properly storing the medicine, this could have an adverse effect on the functioning of the therapeutic.
  • Any expired or unwanted pills should be disposed of in a manner that keeps them out of reach of children or pets. You should not discard any unwanted tablets in the toilet, but rather make use of a medication take-back program, as this is the safest way to dispose of any medicines you do not need.
Female Sexual Dysfunction Causes

How Does Flibanserin Work?

There are two types of HSDD:

  • Acquired: this type of HSDD occurs in a patient who has had no previous issues with sexual desire
  • Generalised: women who have generalised HSDD, experience symptoms of the disorder irrespective of the partner, situation or the type of stimulation

The female brain is often regarded as the main, and most vital, sexual organ as a lot of the female sexual responses originate in the brain. It is therefore understandable that female sexual dysfunction tablets work by mediating the levels of hormones in the brain.

A flibanserin dosage has an effect on the levels of the hormones dopamine, epinephrine as well as serotonin. By increasing the levels of certain hormones, there is subsequent increase in the signals sent from the brain to specific parts of the body, through the CNS.

Dopamine and epinephrine are associated with sexual excitement but serotonin is related to the opposite, sexual inhibition processes and may decrease sexual drive. This flibanserin works by increasing the levels of dopamine and epinephrine whilst decreasing the levels of serotonin.

Female Sexual Dysfunction Treatment

Flibanserin Side Effects

The frequency of flibanserin side effects are as follows:

1% to 10% of clinical trial patients

  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Abdominal pains
  • Anxiety
  • Sedation
  • Constipation

Greater than 10% frequency in clinical trial patients

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Somnolence (excessive sleepiness as a result of being intensely drowsy)

Sedation was the most common side effect of a flibanserin dosage in a clinical trial investigating the adverse effects of the pills. The Food and Drug Administration requested for this adverse event to be investigated extensively and more specifically, the affect of the adverse event on a woman's ability to drive, the day after administering the tablets.

It was found that the sedative effects of the therapeutic did not impair a woman's ability to drive. In fact, those who took the medicine showed better driving performances than those who did not it.

Addyi in the UK

Do I Need a Prescription to Buy Flibanserin?

  • Flibanserin is available online without a prescription. No consultation is required and we do not contact your GP. 
  • Not long after the medication was launched, by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, was the developer sold and the dispensing of the medicine consequently, halted. Nevertheless, not long after that was the therapeutic re-launched by the same pharmaceutical company and the tablets were once again available for prescription.
  • With a favourable new price tag and a remodelled version, these pills can now be purchased via online pharmacies. Doctors are able to diagnose and prescribe these tablets, via online platforms, which offer these services.
  • The previous high costs associated with these pills deterred those, who suffered from HSDD, from buying them. However, with the new affordability of this therapeutic, many find the therapeutic benefits that much easier to acquire. If you do not want to fit the cost of this medicine, you can verify with your insurance company if they are able to buy Addyi 100 mg, as part of your medical coverage. However, if you find that you may not be covered by your insurance company, the costs relating to the medication are not exorbitant.

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Author: John Sanderson

Author: John Sanderson

After graduating The University of Strathclyde with a master’s degree in English literature and creative writing, John has enjoyed a prolonged career as a content writer. Drawn to the medical industry early in his career John made his name researching, writing and blogging about the latest advancements in the medical industry. By focusing on pioneering techniques and medicines John established himself in the field of medical science. Read more about John.

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Hayley King – Apr 29, 2021
Hi John, the thorough nature of your blog has been a great help to me. By carefully detailing the dosage guidelines you have ensured new users like myself get the positive experience they are looking for. Thanks Hayley K

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