Controversy Surrounds New Female Viagra

If approved by the FDA, Flibanserin will be the first drug to treat female sexual dysfunction.
2:54 | 05/22/14

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Bowling coach, too. Also topping the "Heat index" this morning, the pink pill, called women's viagra. But you can't get it quite yet. ABC's Mara schiavocampo is here with that. Reporter: Good morning. You can't get it. It's locked in a heated battle with the fda. It's not hormonal. It works on the brain. And proponents say it's exactly =Y for. When it comes to enhancing libido, there's plenty of options for men, as we've seen in viagra commercials. But for women, not so much. So, 25 for men. 0 for women. There's no fda-approved drugs to treat female sexual dysfunction. But sincindy is trying to change that. It's theko little pink pill. If approved, it would become the first drug of its kind on the market. Specifically for treating hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or hsdd, affecting anu! Estimated one in ten women who say they have no desires whatsoever. If you're married and have no sexual desire, but Channing Tatum walks through the door, and everything changes, do you have that condition? You do not. That's important. Reporter: Married mom of four Amanda says she has hsdd. After using the pill for a few were definite difference. I became much more of an initiator. And in turn, we became closer intimately. Reporter: Whitehead says most of the women in the trial doubled their so-called satisfying sexual events. And reported a 50% increase in sexual desire. After weighing the benefits and the lprisk, the fda made a big decision on the mkipill, no. Sprout pharmaceuticals is appealing the decision. If they win, it could be available as early as next year. I will be the first one waiting for the prescription. Reporter: The fda denied our request to answer questions or comment on the drug. But they did say they are committed to advancing treatments for physical sexual dysfunction. The side effects? Reporter: They were concerned about the side effects. They were minor. Sleepiness, dizziness, headaches. A lot of people are comparing to the side-effects we hear for the male dysfunction medicines and saying they don't line up. I wonder if the blue pill has confusing commercials. I wonder what the pink pill will look like. They're like sailing and then -- oh. Sailing isño' good times. He sails as often as he can. He'll figure it out.

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