Navigation Links
FDA Panel Votes Against Approval of 'Female Viagra'
Date:6/18/2010

Little benefit seen in terms of increased libido, studies found

FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday unanimously agreed that a pill dubbed by some as a "female Viagra" did not show strong enough benefits to warrant approval.

Called flibanserin, the drug was aimed at premenopausal women with a diminished sex drive. It is related to the antidepressant family and affects serotonin and other chemicals in the brain. Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim has been seeking FDA approval of the drug.

According to the Associated Press, the FDA advisers voted 11-0 that benefits linked to the pill did not outweigh side effects such as fainting spells, fatigue and depression.

While the agency isn't compelled to follow the recommendations of its advisory panels, it typically does so.

Earlier this week, the FDA released a review of two studies that found the drug didn't have much impact on a woman's libido but did seem to slightly boost sexual satisfaction, according to published reports.

The drug, with the proposed brand name Girosa, is designed to be taken in 100-milligram pills once a day at bedtime, according to the FDA.

Since the extraordinary success of Viagra for men, which hit the market a decade ago, pharmaceutical companies have repeatedly tried to find a comparable drug treatment for women. But none of those treatments has resulted in a significant benefit.

More information

To learn more about women's sexual health, visit the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.



-- HealthDay staff



SOURCES: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Panel Weighs OK of Female Viagra
2. FDA Panel Backs New Morning After Pill
3. FDA Panel to Vote on New Morning After Pill
4. U.S. Panel Upholds Ban on Gay Men as Blood Donors
5. John Theurer Cancer Center and LLS host panel discussion with leading hematologists
6. DSPanel's New Mobile Analytics Server for Business Intelligence: Data Analysis, Monitoring and Planning When and Where You Need It
7. ANY LAB TEST NOW Launches New Infectious Disease Panels - Affordable Panels Test for H1N1, Staph, E. coli and Other Infectious Diseases
8. PSA-TEC to Present State of the Industry Panel Discussion
9. Panel recommends standardizing prescription container labeling
10. HIA-LI 22nd Annual Business Trade Show & Conference to Feature Healthcare Pavilion and Expert Panel Discussing Healthcare Economics and Politics
11. Review Panel Leaves Controversial Lyme Disease Guidelines Unchanged
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2016)... Lehi, Utah (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 ... ... emergency life support certifications, is pleased to announce its new referral program, giving ... , “Healthcare is a tight-knit community, and we know many professionals share ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... ctellez(at)msnva.org , The Medical Society of Northern Virginia, Announces DoctorsTelemed?, A ... The Medical Society of Northern Virginia (MSNVA) launches DoctorsTelemed?, a telemedicine solution ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... In the midst of making plans for the popular Mexican ... planning a safe way of getting home after the festivities. Every year, millions of ... lead to drunk drivers on the roads who become involved in fatal car accidents. ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... 1,000,000 mark for blood and service orders. Blood suppliers and their hospitals ... , “BloodHub serves 13,000 active users across 2,100 hospitals who use our ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... MD (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... The ... directions. High impact injuries like falls, or traffic accidents can cause the talus bone ... (AVN)—the death of the bone. In a first-of-its-kind procedure using 3D printing technology, internationally ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016 Research and ... Acute Ischemic Stroke Market and Competitive Landscape ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... Stroke Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, ... pipeline products, Acute Ischemic Stroke epidemiology, Acute ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... of the  "Global Actinic Keratosis Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, provides ... Actinic Keratosis epidemiology, Actinic Keratosis market valuations ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... across 154 pages, profiling 09 key companies and ... a professional and in-depth study on the current ... basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, ... market analysis is provided for the international market ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: