FLIBANSERIN: A Happy Ending Solution to Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

  • Dick B. S. Brashier Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
  • Prashant Mishra Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
  • Neha Akhoon Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
  • Htet Wai Moe Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
  • Kedar G. Bandekar Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India

Abstract

Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is a persistent or recurrent deficiency or absence of sexual desire. It can cause prominent distress and interpersonal difficulty of women. There have been drugs available to treat sexual disorders in men when there is no such drug for women. Nowadays, FDA approved Flibanserin to treat HSDD of premenopausal women. This drug Flibanserin has no novel mechanism of action but the possible mechanism of action is modulating serotonin and dopamine activity in brain parts as balance of these systems is significance for a normal sexual response.

Keywords: Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, Premenopausal women, Flibanserin

 

Keywords: Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, Premenopausal women, Flibanserin

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Author Biographies

Dick B. S. Brashier, Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
Prashant Mishra, Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India

Classified Specialist (Pharmacology), Armed Forces Medical Services, New Delhi – 110001, INDIA

Neha Akhoon, Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
Resident, Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
Htet Wai Moe, Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
Resident, Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
Kedar G. Bandekar, Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India
Resident, Department of Pharmacology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune– 411 040, Maharashtra, India

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Brashier DBS, Mishra P, Akhoon N, Moe H, Bandekar K. FLIBANSERIN: A Happy Ending Solution to Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. JDDT [Internet]. 13Sep.2017 [cited 3Mar.2021];7(5):1-. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/1504