What treatment options are available for female sexual dysfunction?
There are no medications approved for use in the UK to treat female sexual dysfunction. But, in the US Flibanserin is approved for female sexual dysfunction, and it’s sold under the name the Addyi. Unlike sildenafil (Lady era), flibanserin is a medication used to treat low sex drive in women that isn’t caused by an existing medical, psychological or relationship issues. Addyi isn’t yet approved for use in the UK.
Always be careful purchasing medications online as many online companies claim to sell ‘female viagra’ which usually contains the same ingredient as male Viagra (sildenafil) and aren’t proven to help with female sexual dysfunction. Like with Lady Era, these products may also contain other ingredients which the manufacturers of the product haven’t declared.
There are also a variety of herbal products available in the UK that are marketed at improving female sexual performance, like Prelox. But these are unreliable in the same way as female Viagras because they haven’t been approved as a medications and aren’t properly regulated.
The best way to improve sexual dysfunction in women is to get advice and counselling from a sex therapist.