Girosa or Flibanserin?

Girosa is supposed proposed name given to the Flibanserin drug under clinical trials by Boehringer Ingelheim. There is a lot of secrecy shrouding the product line and not much information can be found and for good reason. It is estimated that the market for the sometime called female Viagra is valued at around $30 million dollars a year in sales. The product has been under development and trials for several years now and the name has typically been known as Flibanserin but there is knowledge that Girosa will be the official product name if it is approved for use in the United States.

What is it?

Girosa is actually a non-hormonal drug made up from dopamine or D4 receptors and serotonin receptors known as 5-HT. Ironically it was first researched to become an antidepressant but our guesses are that as soon as improvements in female libido were recognized the company saw that there would be more profit in this area than the over flooded mood enhancer arena. Basically, it is a drug that raises dopamine in the female body. Dopamine is partially responsible for sexual desire and arousal and therefore this drug may have the ability to help with pre-menopausal Hypo Sexual Desire Disorder or Female Sexual Dysfunction. At least, that's the target market and goal for the end product.

Ironically Boehringer Ingelheim is not completely sure how the positive impact on sexual health occurs from Flibanserin but they are seeing positive results during all of their 4 clinical trials that have included over 5,000 women located in over 220 clinics worldwide. Just like BioSante is aiming to get LibiGel approved by the FDA in the next 18 months Boehringer is hoping to have an FDA approval for US medical use in 2009. Aiming at the Viagra market but for women it is easy to see how a billion dollar industry for men can have a trickle effect into the women's market being that scientists and doctors currently estimate 40% of all women in the US suffer from some symptom of FSD or HSDD.

Can I buy Girosa?

Currently the race is on to make a product available for women suffering from lower libido or any of the ailments associated with decreased sexual activity. However, there currently is not a legal option for women in the United States. This drug looks very promising as the clinical trials have been under development for quite some time. We will commit to keeping our readers up to date with the most recent information on Flibanserin.

Tell me about these clinical trials

The German bio pharmaceutical firm Boehringer Ingelheim has been sponsoring clinical studies to research the ability for Girosa (Flibanserin) to aid in women suffering from HSDD or FSD. The studies are taking place in over 350 locations around the world including the US, Europe, and Canada and more than 5,000 women have partaken in the study or trials.

During the clinical trials, it has been noted that the number one coprimary endpoint of mean desire in a month stabilised at about 9 months at an approximate 4.5 decrease from the randomized baseline of 34.2. By just under 9 months. This was a significant improvement over the group administered a placebo which stabilised much later around 11 months and showed a lesser decrease of approximately 8.5 percent decrease.

The second study which basically measured the amount of satisfying sexual events per month has shown some pretty clear results in a positive side for Girosa compared to the measured placebo group and at a much quicker rate as well.

Are there any known side effects yet?

As with any medication there are bound to be side effects found and established. The body simply does not agree with every type of therapy and every person reacts differently. While this is not an FDA approved product yet and all information is preliminary there have been some Girosa side effects mentioned including:

  • Fatigue or Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Some Dizziness
  • Nausea or General Sickness
  • Rare cases of Urinary Infections
  • Sinusitis
  • Some cases of Diarrhea

These don't appear to be extremely adverse effects related to the drug and the results that it could promise may be well worth the risks.

What about now?

Well, as we always mention you should probably talk to your doctor about all available therapies and treatments that can help with symptoms you may be experiencing. There are plenty of natural resources available on the market and you can browse through our review section to see what women have been saying about some of the products like Lyriana and Provestra which both are getting pretty decent reviews that appear to be backing up the product manufacturers claims. We will be sure to let everybody know the latest info on Girosa though.


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