Antidepressants and Viagra in Women

Today in it’s July 23 issue, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a study on how women who take antidepressants may benefit from the little blue pills-Viagra. Past studies have shown that Viagra has not really had a similar effect on women as it does in men. But this new study sheds a bit of hope, well at least for those who are taking prescribed antidepressants. The research involved 98 premenopausal women which found Viagra helped with orgasm. But the benefits did not extend to other aspects of sex such as desire or arousal.

Antidepressants are known to interfere with sex drive and performance even as the drugs help lift crippling depression. Changing drugs or reducing the dose can help improve sexual drive and performance, but many people, men and women, stop taking them because of the sexual side effects.

According to a report by MSNBC, a Pfizer Inc. spokeswoman Sally Beatty said the company currently has no plans to pursue FDA approval for using its drug Viagra as a treatment for female sexual dysfunction. The company ended its internal research on Viagra for women in 2004. While Viagra was found to be safe, the results were inconclusive, Beatty said in an e-mail.

As I said the other day, it is SO HARD BEING A WOMAN!!! So you are in a dark place called depression, and you try to improve your state of mind by taking medication. You are feeling like you are finally in a better place to then find out you have no sex drive or desire. WOW! Where does it end?!?! To all of my fellow women – keep hope alive and stay strong!

One Comment (+add yours?)

  1. KlubFitness
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 20:40:58

    do you guys know any good virtual fitness clubs ?

    Reply

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