Female Viagra could potentially hit shelves by August

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - For 17 years, Viagara has been available for men to treat erectile dysfunction. Now an FDA advisory committee has recommended that the agency approve a female version.

Dr. Elan Simckes from the Fertility Partnership joins us in studio to talk about the “little pink pill” for women.

This version for women is different in that it affects the mind as an antidepressant. It alters the chemistry in the brain, making women interested in sex again.

Side effects are found to be sleepiness, and when combined with alcohol, fainting or a sudden drop in blood pressure.

Its success rate is likely to be lower than Viagra and could potentially be available by August.

If you have any fertility questions, visit the Fertility Partnership website.

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