The makers of a female Viagra-type pill are re-submitting their application to the Food and Drug Administration, though it's already been rejected twice. If approved, Sprout Pharmaceuticals' pill would be the first of its kind for women with libido issues.

According to the Associated Press, the FDA is worried about how flibanserin, a Sprout Pharmaceuticals drug, affects driving ability, as the pill makes users sleepy. Meanwhile here are some of the side effects of Viagra:

  • vision changes or sudden vision loss
  • ringing in your ears, or sudden hearing loss
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling
  • irregular heartbeat
  • swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet
  • shortness of breath; or a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
  • warmth or redness in your face, neck, or chest
  • headache
  • upset stomach; or diarrhea.

Women and consumer groups attended an FDA workshop in October to consider their Viagra-like options in hopes of getting a drug like flibanserin passed, but it's been a slow climb to the mountaintop. On the other hand, a wide array of male drugs combating sexual dysfunction is on the market as you're reading this. And, I've got to say I'd take being sleepy over sudden blindness or having diarrhea any day.

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