Watch Out for Severe Hypotension with Flibanserin (Addyi)

Expect more symptomatic hypotension in the ED...due to flibanserin (Addyi, ADD-ee), the first drug for hypoactive sexual desire in women.

It's generating a lot of excitement...but be aware of risks.

Flibanserin can cause as much as a 54 mmHg drop in systolic BP or 46 mmHg drop in diastolic when combined with alcohol...leading to syncope in one in 6 patients.

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