Though both medications have taken their turns being dubbed the "female Viagra" in media reports, they are very different from the little blue pill. Viagra helps men who already want to have sex but are not able to physiologically. It is taken on an as-needed basis to help increase blood flow to the penis.
In contrast, Addyi works on the brain in women to help them want to have sex and it must be taken every day. Vyleesi, while taken on an as-needed basis, is an injection that targets brain hormones to try and increase a woman’s sexual desire.
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If you experience a problem, side effect, or other adverse reaction after taking Addyi or Vyleesi, consider reporting it at MedWatch, the FDA’s reporting system for drugs and medical device adverse events.