August 19: It’s a new milestone achieved in the sex lives of women- America’s Food and Drug Administration has approved the long overdue drug Addyi or flibanserin, also known as the ‘female viagra’. The drug can be used by women to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in pre menopausal women. The drug will be released by Sprouts Pharmaceuticals by October 2015. Also Read: FDA approves Addyi- female sex pill, but with safety restrictionsAlso Read - What triggers desire in women to pop female Viagra

But what are the health implications of its use and can it really cure the dropped libidos of middle aged women? As it turns out, there are some pretty serious consequences of drug’s use on your health. So, if you were rejoicing about the drug and looking at it like some wonder drug, here are some facts which will add a much needed note of caution to your euphoria: Also Read - 'Addyi', a new drug to boost sex drive in women arrives in market

1.It was rejected twice before FDA approved it Also Read - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to acquire maker of female viagra for 1 billion US dollar

Critics of the pill say that FDA has finally approved the drug because of pressure to release a medical treatment for low sex drives in women. The pill had otherwise failed to show the desired the results in the previous trials and there was no new significant improvement in the drug before it was approved. Also Read: Stripping is sexy? These Hollywood stripping scenes will give you creeps! (Watch video!)

2. It’s not the same as male viagra

While the male viagra can fix the medical problems of erectile dysfunction, this one just makes women more horny by increasing the dopamine in the brain. So, while male viagra has been known to have effect on the user’s physiology and improve his performance, flibanserin can not be a sure shot way to boost a woman’s sex drive, since the problem is psychological. Some people even say that HDDS is an invented disease and that it can be fixed with a change in lifestyle.

3.It has major side effects

The side effects of the pink pill include  drowsiness, dizziness, and fainting, which increased the risk of injuries such as concussions. Extremely low blood pressure was another less common side effect. Also, these effects were seen in one in every five women who took the pill!

4. You can’t drink. Ever.

Yes that’s right. You’ll have to choose girls- sex or alcohol. You can’t have both because the side effects of the pill are exacerbated with the intake of alcohol. Apart from alcohol, you cannot take birth control pills with this pill either, because any kind of hormonal contraception also increases the side effects. Also, women with a heart condition will not be able to use the pill since it can cause low blood pressure too.

5. There are other alternatives to a pill

Like we mentioned, low sex drive can be fixed with a few lifestyle changes as well. A lot of times, low sex drive in women is a side effect of a lot of other problems like hypothyroidism, migraine, type 2 diabetes, chronic pain disorders and high blood pressure. So you need to monitor these, in addition to monitoring your dosage of hormonal contraceptives and anti depressant pills and you will experience your sex drive resurrecting from the dead!