Updated September 2, 2015
Addyi, the first pill to boost women's sexual desire, requires abstinence from alcohol or patients could suffer from fainting as a side effect. “In real life, women are not going to be compliant like they are in clinical trials. They're going to say, ‘I feel OK. I'm going to have a drink,’ and boom, they go down,” said Vanessa M. Barnabei, MD, PhD, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology.