Buy Flibanserin Online
Flibanserin is available only from a certified pharmacy under a special program.
Flibanserin is used to treat decreased sexual desire in women who have not gone through menopause and who have never had low sexual desire in the past. Flibanserin is for use only when low sexual desire is NOT caused by a medical condition, a mental disorder, relationship problems, or by using drugs or other medicines.
Flibanserin is not for women who have already gone through menopause. This medicine is also not for use by men.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Flibanserin is used to treat women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD; a low sexual desire that causes distress or interpersonal difficulty) who have not experienced menopause (change of life; the end of monthly menstrual periods). Flibanserin should not be used for the treatment of HSDD in women who have gone through menopause or in men or to improve sexual performance. Flibanserin is in a class of medications called a serotonin receptor 1A agonist/serotonin receptor 2A antagonist. It works by changing the activity of serotonin and other natural substances in the brain.
How should I take flibanserin?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take flibanserin only at bedtime.
Flibanserin can lower your blood pressure, which can make you dizzy. If you feel light-headed after taking this medicine, lie down if you are not already in bed.
It may take up to 8 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.
How to use Flibanserin Tablet
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking flibanserin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once daily at bedtime. Take flibanserin only at bedtime to reduce your risk of low blood pressure, fainting, and drowsiness while you are awake.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better after 8 weeks of treatment.
Tell your doctor about all prescription, non-prescription, illegal, recreational, herbal, nutritional, or dietary drugs you’re taking, especially:
- Birth control pills
- Certain antibiotics, including Biaxin (clarithromycin), Cipro (ciprofloxacin), ERY-TAB & others (erythromycin), and Ketek (telithromycin)
- Certain medicines for hepatitis C infection, such as Victrelis (boceprevir) or telaprevir
- Certain medicines for high blood pressure, chest pain (angina), or other heart problems, such as Cardizem (diltiazem), Calan (verapamil), or Vaprisol (conivaptan)
- Certain medicines for HIV-1 infection, such as amprenavir, Crixivan (indinavir), Invirase (saquinavir), Lexiva (fosamprenavir), Norvir (ritonavir), Reyataz (atazanavir), or Viracept (nelfinavir)
- Certain oral medicines for fungal infections, such as Diflucan (fluconazole), Nizoral (ketoconazole), Noxafil (posaconazole), or Sporanox (itraconazole)
- Lanoxin (digoxin)
- John’s wort
- Supplements containing ginkgo or resveratrol
Flibanserin and Alcohol
- Consuming alcohol while taking flibanserin can cause dangerous reactions.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
Flibanserin and Grapefruit
- Talk to your doctor before consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking flibanserin.
- The fruit might interact with how the drug works in your body.
Flibanserin and Other Interactions
- Flibanserin might make you dizzy or tired.
- Don’t drive or perform activities that require alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.
Before taking flibanserin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: alcohol use, regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, liver problems, low blood pressure.
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until at least 6 hours after taking flibanserin and until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Flibanserin contains a black-box warning because it can cause serious side effects when taken by women who drink alcohol, use drugs known as CYP3A4 inhibitors, or have severe liver problems.
In these cases, the drug can cause hypotension (severe low blood pressure) and loss of consciousness.
Because of these risks, flibanserin is only available through certified healthcare professionals and pharmacies.
Before prescribing flibanserin, your doctor will have to review your history of alcohol consumption and consider your likelihood of abstaining from alcohol while taking the medicine.
Before using flibanserin, tell your doctor if you:
- Consume alcohol or have a history or alcohol abuse
- Take a CYP3A4 inhibitor
- Have liver disease or any liver problems
- Have low blood pressure
- Have depression or another mental health disorder
Tell your doctor if you don’t notice an improvement in sexual desire after eight weeks of using flibanserin.
Pregnancy and Flibanserin
It’s not known whether flibanserin can harm an unborn baby.
Tell your doctor if you’re pregnant or might become pregnant while taking this medicine.
Breastfeeding while taking flibanserin isn’t recommended. Tell your doctor if you’re breastfeeding before taking the drug.
See also Warning and How to Use sections.
- nausea or tiredness may occur.
If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Low blood pressure and fainting may occur even if you take flibanserin by itself. The risk of these side effects is greater if you take this medication with alcohol or at a time of day other than at bedtime, or if you take more of it than prescribed. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, lie down right away. Get medical help right away or have someone get medical help for you right away if symptoms last or if you faint.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication is used to treat women who have not gone through menopause who have low sexual desire and are concerned about it.
Flibanserin should not be used to treat low sexual desire caused by: a medical or mental/mood disorder, problems in the relationship, or the effects of other drugs. This medication should not be used by women who have gone through menopause, or by men. Flibanserin is not used to enhance sexual performance.
Storage And Disposal
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).
Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community.
It is important to keep all medication out of sight and reach of children as many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and young children can open them easily. To protect young children from poisoning, always lock safety caps and immediately place the medication in a safe location – one that is up and away and out of their sight and reach.