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Attention married men, within the next year or two there may be one or more FDA approved drugs for female sexual dysfunction (FSD). If your wife has lost interest in sex there may be a “female Viagra” to help boost her libido and crank up your sex life. FSD drugs are for women, but men may benefit most when their wives stimulate their sex drives.

There are currently no FDA approved drugs for FSD, but the race for an FDA approved FSD drug is heating up with two leading contenders, Flibanserin and LibiGel. FSD drugs which have recently attempted to gain FDA approval and stalled include Pfizer’s Viagra, which has not proven more effective on women than a placebo, and Procter & Gamble’s Intrinsa testosterone patch which was denied FDA approval due to long term safety concerns.

With erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra generating billions in worldwide revenues, FSD drugs are anticipated to have similar revenue potential. There are many drugs currently being tested for FSD, below are details of two leading candidates:


Flibanserin is a daily oral pill manufactured by the German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. Flibanserin was initially developed as an anti-depressant but was found to have a side effect of improving the sex drive in some pre menopausal women. Flibanserin’s stated purpose is to help increase the libido in women suffering from hypo-active sexual desire disorder (HSDD), which is a complete lack of sex drive. There is no set date for Flibanserin’s release although there are expectations it could hit the market as early as 2010 levitra generique avis.


LibiGel is a testosterone gel manufactured by BioSante Pharmaceuticals. The gel is intended to be applied daily to a woman’s upper arm. The Biosante website reports “LibiGel could be the first FDA approved product to treat FSD, specifically HSDD in menopausal women.” The BioSante website reports LibiGel FDA approval and launch is estimated in 2011. “Off label” non FDA approved testosterone therapies are reported to be the most commonly used physician assisted treatments for FSD.

FSD Solutions are Coming

FSD gets very little notice and most men have never heard of it, but that will soon change. As FSD drugs near FDA approval, public discussion will increase as news sources increase their coverage of this story. Once approved, the drug companies will launch massive advertising campaigns that will greatly increase awareness of FSD just as advertising increased awareness of erectile dysfunction following FDA approval of Viagra in 1998. Within the next couple years FSD drug commercials will be running along side Viagra erectile dysfunction television ads during major sporting events. FSD solutions are coming. Drug companies promoted awareness of ED as well as the solution and drug companies will do the same for FSD.

David Ridge Bio: I am an FSD reporter/commentator bringing the male perspective of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) to American men. I have closely followed the FSD topic since 2002 and founded the [] website in 2008, which is the only FSD information website for men. The goal of the website is to raise awareness of FSD among American men so they can help their wives and themselves to a better sex life with more frequency and passion.

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