In August the FDA approved Addyl to treat hypoactive sexual desire or lack of libido in women. Unlike Viagra, which addresses the physical issue of erectile dysfunction in men, Addyl tweaks the brain's mix of dopamine and serotonin, It must be taken daily and may take two months to be fully effective.
The results are not impressive. Only 10% of the women in the trial had a marked response and there were significant side effects. The critiques of its effectiveness and side effects have triggered discussions about desire and what triggers it. This may lead to more new drugs for lack of libido in the future. We will keep you informed.