Precautions

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It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.

Do not use this medicine together with the following: amprenavir, atazanavir (Reyataz®), boceprevir (Victrelis®), ciprofloxacin (Cipro®), clarithromycin (Biaxin®), conivaptan (Vaprisol®), diltiazem (Cardizem®), erythromycin (Ery-Tab®), fluconazole (Diflucan®), fosamprenavir (Lexiva®), indinavir (Crixivan®), itraconazole (Sporanox®), ketoconazole (Nizoral®), nefazodone, nelfinavir (Viracept®), posaconazole (Noxafil®), ritonavir (Norvir®), saquinavir (Invirase®), telaprevir, telithromycin (Ketek®), or verapamil (Calan®). Using these medicines together may increase risk for low blood pressure and fainting.

Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting may occur when you take flibanserin within 2 hours of drinking alcohol. It is recommended to wait at least 2 hours after drinking 1 or 2 standard alcoholic drinks (eg, one 12-ounce regular beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of distilled spirits or shot) before taking flibanserin at bedtime, or you may skip your dose if you drink 3 or more standard alcoholic drinks in the evening. If you have taken flibanserin at bedtime, do not drink alcohol until the following day.

This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants (medicines that may make you drowsy or less alert). Some examples of CNS depressants are antihistamines or medicines for hay fever, allergies, or colds, sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping medicine, prescription pain medicine or narcotics, medicine for seizures or barbiturates, muscle relaxants, or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics. Check with your doctor before taking any of these medicines while you are using flibanserin.

If your condition does not improve within 8 weeks, or if it become worse, check with your doctor.

This medicine may cause you to feel dizzy, drowsy, or lightheaded. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert for at least 6 hours after you take this medicine and until you know how this medicine affects you. If you feel lightheaded, getting up slowing after sitting or lying down may help.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal (eg, St. John's wort) or vitamin supplements.