Flibanserin is sold under the trade name Addyi and 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.
The main component of Fliban is flibanserin – 100 mg.
Flibanserin preferentially activates 5-HT1A receptors in the prefrontal cortex demonstrating regional selectivity, and has been found to increase dopamine and norepinephrine levels and decrease serotonin levels in the rat prefrontal cortex, actions that were determined to be mediated by activation of the 5-HT1A receptor.
Dosage and direction
Fliban is taken 100 mg orally once per day at bedtime in cases of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) treatment.
The onset of the flibanserin effect was seen from the first time point measured after 4 weeks of treatment and maintained throughout the treatment period. You should stop taking Fliban after 4 weeks if there is no improvement in symptoms.
This drug is not indicated to enhance sexual performance, and is not indicated for treatment in postmenopausal women or in men.
Treatment of premenopausal women with acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) as characterized by low sexual desire that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and is not due to a co-existing medical or psychiatric condition, problems within the relationship, or the effects of a medication or other drug substance.
It is strongly recommended to consult your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking flibanserin and especially emphasize if you are allergic to this drug or if you have any other allergies.
You must not drink alcohol while taking Fliban. It may cause you to have dangerously low blood pressure.
Also you should not use Fliban if you have: low blood pressure, a history of alcoholism or drug addiction, liver disease, a history of depression or mental illness, or if you currently drink alcohol.
Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with Fliban. Your doctor may need to change your treatment plan if you use any of the following drugs: nefazodone, ciprofloxacin, larithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, boceprevir, telaprevir, conivaptan, diltiazem, verapamil, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir.
Flibanserin may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery for at least 6 hours after you take this medicine, and until you know how this medicine will affect you. Dizziness or low blood pressure can cause falls or other accidents.
It is not known whether flibanserin will harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
It is not known whether flibanserin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Fliban. Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause dangerous or unwanted side effects.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with flibanserin and lead to unwanted side effects. Avoid the use of grapefruit products while taking Fliban.
Avoid taking herbal supplement containing: ginkgo biloba, resveratrol, St. John’s wort.
Fliban is contra-indicated if patients taking another medicine to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder or using drugs against high blood pressure.
Fliban is not approved for use by men and children younger than 18 years old.
Possible side effect
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Fliban: hives, difficult breathing, your face, lips, tongue, or throat swelling.
Call your doctor at once if you feeling very drowsy or light-headed like you might pass out.
Common Fliban side effects may include: dizziness, nausea, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, sleepiness or trouble sleeping.
In case you notice any of these side effects or other not listed above – contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or lower your blood pressure can worsen Fliban effect. Consult your doctor before taking Fliban with sleeping pills, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially: cimetidine, ginkgo biloba, resveratrol, St. John’s wort.
Your doctor also may need to change your treatment plan if you use any of the following antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, heart or blood pressure, HIV or AIDS drugs: nefazodone, ciprofloxacin, larithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin, fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, posaconazole, boceprevir, telaprevir, conivaptan, diltiazem, verapamil, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with flibanserin including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Contact your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
If so happened that you missed a dose – skip it and take the medicine the following day at bedtime. Do not take Fliban in the morning and do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you think you have used too much of Fliban – seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Store Fliban within the room temperature not higher than 77° F (20-25° C). Store away from moisture and heat. Do not store drugs in the bathroom. Keep all drugs out of the reach children and animals.
We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.