Pink Viagra Sex Pill for Women Reports Dr. Oz

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In a special episode of The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Oz tells women that just as Viagra has helped men who have difficulties with sexual performance for the past 15 years, women at last now have a pill that can improve their sex lives.

“Today we have breaking health news for women…the so-called “Pink Viagra.” For the first time ever, the FDA has approved a brand new pill that could help women’s sex lives,” says Dr. Oz as he discusses with viewers the pink viagra prescription sex pill for women—Osphena.

With Dr. Oz are two experts in sexuality and gynecology who explain to Oz viewers what Osphena is and if it is the right choice for them toward solving their sex problems.

“This is a prescription medication that has been approved for menopausal women who have vaginal atrophy—that’s a thinning and tightening of the vaginal walls,” says sex and relationship expert, Laura Berman, PhD. “They often have pain and dryness with it during intercourse.”

When Dr. Oz asks special guest and ABC News senior medical contributor, Jennifer Ashton, M.D. if she believes that this pill is a breakthrough for post-menopausal women who want better sex, she states clearly that this is a pill designed to treat a specific medical condition suffered by many women following menopause and that is has societal benefits for women as well.

“For those who are having painful intercourse that is affecting their sex lives―and therefore their everyday lives― I think that anytime we have an opportunity to put attention on women and their sex lives, then this is a good thing,” says Dr. Ashton as she explains that in the past there has been a social stigma towards treating female sex problems―unlike for males where early evening TV is filled with commercials geared toward treating male sex problems.

However, how pink Viagra works for women is more of an indirect approach rather than the direct effect Viagra has for men states Dr. Berman.

“This is not a magic pill,” says Dr. Berman. “Our main sexual organ for everyone—and especially women—is between the ears. It’s your brain and what you feel about yourself and your partner, your relationship and your body, it’s many things,” she says explaining that what it does is make sex less painful for women who suffer from vaginal dryness and therefore makes it a more pleasurable experience. She adds that this then leads to more sex, which in turn dodges the common sex problem of “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”

“Viagra is a wonder drug because it works very safely and very effectively,” says Dr. Ashton regarding comparing to how Viagra for men compares to Osphena for women. “It increases blood flow, and when it does—you’re good to go.”

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However, she explains that for Women it is much more complicated as Osphena works as a selective hormone modulator that is targeted just to the tissue within the vagina.

“It re-invigorates that tissue so that women don’t have pain with intercourse, but it doesn’t have the estrogen or hormonal effects elsewhere in the body.”

Dr. Oz reiterates that Pink Viagra works by increasing blood vessel circulation in the vagina that is normally significantly reduced after menopause. The increased circulation in turn leads to increased lubrication and can actually help thicken the thin vaginal wall.

However, just as with any medication, there can be side effects that can kill a mood.

Dr. Ashton states that for approximately 7% of women studied, side effects from taking Osphena include, hot flashes, an increase in urinary tract infections, vaginal discharge, and sweating. And that because it is a hormone, that there is an increased risk of blood clot development

“I personally believe that there are better options and alternatives to treating vaginal dryness,” says Dr. Ashton explaining that with her patients she prefers to treat them individually and help them weigh the risks and benefits of receiving Osphena or other treatments for vaginal atrophy and dryness.

Alternatives to Pink Viagra Dr. Oz and his guests point out include an estrogen-based prescription-grade vaginal cream or suppository that is applied directly inside the vagina to increase lubrication. Or, for a non-prescription option, they also recommend using the same coconut oil that is used for cooking and as a skin moisturizer. Both Dr. Berman and Dr. Ashton recommend coconut oil because it is all-natural and does not have any side effects.

Dr. Oz ends the show by reminding viewers that in spite of its moniker as “the Pink Viagra,” that it is for post-menopausal women with vaginal atrophy only and is not used for treating a low libido.

For more information about treating vaginal dryness, follow the Dr. Oz Blog post titled “A pill a day to keep the dryness away.”

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Reference: The Dr. Oz Show― “The Pill That Will Save Your Sex Life”

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