One less thing to be depressed about

2019-03-06 06:06:01

By Andy Coghlan A BRITISH company is developing a drug to help overcome the sexual side effects of Prozac. At least a third of people taking such antidepressants have difficulty attaining orgasm or suffer a loss of libido. Although a drug like Viagra can increase blood flow, it doesn’t change desire and arousal, says John Hutchison of Vernalis, a company in Reading, Berkshire, that is co-developing the new drug, codenamed VML 670, with Prozac’s manufacturer, Eli Lilly. VML 670, by contrast, activates a receptor in the brain called 5-HT1A,