Flibanserin (By mouth)
Treats low sexual desire disorder in women who have not gone through menopause.
Uses of This Medicine
Flibanserin is used to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in women who have not gone through menopause. This medicine should only be used by women who have low sexual desire that is troubling to them and is not caused by a medical or mental problem, problems in the relationship, or medicine or other drug use.
Women who have gone through menopause and men should not use flibanserin. Do not use this medicine to improve sexual performance.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
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How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed. Take this medicine at bedtime.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
Missed dose: If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and just take the next regular dose at the regular time. Do not double doses.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not use this medicine if you also use amprenavir, atazanavir, boceprevir, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, conivaptan, diltiazem, erythromycin, fluconazole, fosamprenavir, indinavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole, nefazodone, nelfinavir, posaconazole, ritonavir, saquinavir, telaprevir, telithromycin, or verapamil.
Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.
Some foods and medicines can affect how flibanserin works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Carbamazepine, digoxin, ginkgo, phenobarbital, phenytoin, resveratrol, rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine, sirolimus, St John wort Birth control pills Medicine to treat depression, including fluoxetine Medicine to treat a fungus infection Stomach medicine, including cimetidine, ranitidine, or a proton pump inhibitor
Tell your doctor if you use anything else that makes you sleepy. Some examples are allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, and alcohol.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to flibanserin or if you have liver disease.
This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you or for 6 hours after you take a dose. Sit or lie down if you feel dizzy or lightheaded. Tell your doctor if you continue to feel dizzy or lightheaded after you have been using this medicine for awhile.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve within 8 weeks, or if they get worse.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Fainting, dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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