Regulators approve 'female Viagra' with strong warning

August 19, 2015 10:18 AM

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Regulators approve 'female Viagra' with strong warning

The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from U.S. health regulators, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with alcohol.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the pink pill, to be sold under the brand name Addyi and made by privately held Sprout Pharmaceuticals, will only be available through certified and specially trained health care professionals and pharmacies due to its safety issues.

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