• Female Treatment Options

    Oral tablet therapy

    • DHEA
      Natural hormone used to raise testosterone levels

     

    Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors (off label) 

    • Sildenafil (Viagra) A tablet approved for men. It has been effective in a large percentage of patients, but there are definite side effects. Studies have shown mixed results. Hormone deficiency may hamper results with this drug.
    • Female testosterone patch 
    • Hormone replacement therapy (tablet, patch, gel)
      Estrogen (no uterus)
      Estrogen plus human progesterone (if uterus is present)
    • Androgen replacement therapy
      DHEA (precursor to testosterone)
      Female testosterone patch
      Off label-small doses of male testosterone gel
    • Nonspecific therapies: PDE5 inhibitors (off label), Viagra, Cialis
      Studies on Sildenafil (Viagra) in women were mixed, possibly due to the fact that these drugs do not work well if there is a testosterone deficiency.
    • Zestra An oily herbal preparation applied to genitals to increase blood flow.


      New treatment options are continually being evaluated and implemented. If there is a treatment you have heard of but do not see listed here, please ask your doctor.
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