Do you feel like you simply aren’t as interested in sex these days? It’s okay, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 40% of women and 16% of men suffer from low libido. This can be frustrating for both you and your partner. You want to be interested, but try as you might, you’re just not getting in the mood.

The good news is there are ways to help. You may not be familiar with bremelanotide, as it was just recently FDA approved for treating hypoactive sexual order desire (HSOD) in women. It’s also been used to treat lack of libido in men. If you just haven’t been feeling like being intimate for no pinpointable reason, bremelanotide may help you feel like yourself again.

How Bremelanotide Works

Bremelanotide is injected just under the skin approximately 45 minutes before the effect is needed. Our doctors can train you in the injection by video chat so you can administer the medicine yourself in the privacy of your own home. Because bremelanotide is only taken as needed, there are no worries about missing a dose.

Bremelanotide works on chemical receptors within the brain, activating the pathway related to sexual responses. The chemical stimulation provided by the medication essentially flips the “on” switch to increase sexual desire, without any other effects on sexual performance.

Who Can Benefit from Bremelanotide?

If you find you just can’t get in the mood for intimacy, bremelanotide may help. It has been FDA approved for premenopausal women specifically, but is also effective for men. It’s important to understand that bremelanotide is indicated for patients who have had no previous issues with sexual desire and are experiencing a lack of desire regardless of the type of sexual activity, setting, or partner. That is, you truly want to be intimate, but it’s just not happening for you.

Find Out if Bremelanotide is Right for You

A lack of sexual desire can be difficult; it may be embarrassing or frustrating. It can be hard to explain to your partner. It might even lead to feelings of guilt and self-doubt. The important thing is to understand that you are not alone and that there may be a solution. There’s nothing wrong with you for not feeling that drive, but that doesn’t mean you have to endure it.

If you are a premenopausal woman or man who has no physical, mental, or emotional cause for your lack of sexual desire, reach out to Dr. Faler to learn more about bremelanotide. It may be just what you need to rekindle your desire and get you back to feeling like yourself again!

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