To start, it's not really the same as Viagra.

By Laura Schocker
August 19, 2015

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the long-awaited, so-called “female Viagra” for premenopausal women struggling with low libido.

“Today’s approval provides women distressed by their low sexual desire with an approved treatment option,” Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in a release. But the little pink pill isn’t a quick and simple fix for a low sex drive: “Patients and prescribers should fully understand the risks associated with the use of Addyi before considering treatment,” Woodcock added.

Here are six things to know about Addyi before asking your doctor for a prescription:

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