Avlimil Is a Woman's Answer to Viagra

MAY 01, 2003

With Viagra for men pulling in $1.7 billion in sales, the race is on to make a version for women. Wagner Pharmaceuticals has introduced Avlimil?an herbal supplement that claims to offer women what Viagra offers men.

Although at least 10 pharmaceutical companies have undertaken development of a similar drug for women, many question how any drug would be effective for treatment of women?s sexual dysfunction because a woman?s sexuality is more complicated and psychologically driven than that of men. Adelaide Nardone, MD, gynecol-

ogist and obstetrician, said, "For women, arousal and desire start in the brain. Women?s sexual dysfunction often has a psychological component." Avlimil claims that it helps with all areas of sexual problems, citing a company-sponsored 3-month trial of 49 women. "Since Avlimil?s launch 2 months ago, 30,000 people have purchased it," Susan Cossman, vice president of marketing for Warner Health Care, a division of Wagner Pharmaceuticals, said. "Avlimil sales are expected to hit $10 million in 12 months."



SHARE THIS SHARE THIS
0
 

In Seniors: Consider CMV Serostatus
When Recommending Flu Vaccine

Older people who have cytomegalovirus seem to have less robust responses to the trivalent influenza vaccine than those who do not have CMV.


 

 

Conference Coverage
News from the year's biggest meetings


Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs


 

SIGN UP FOR THE PHARMACY TIMES NEWSLETTER
Personalize the information you receive by selecting targeted content and special offers.