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Q: Non Prescription Menopause supplement ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Non Prescription Menopause supplement
Category: Health > Women's Health
Asked by: ldn-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 03 Feb 2004 08:25 PST
Expires: 04 Mar 2004 08:25 PST
Question ID: 303138
There is a new product called something like "Alfimil" whose website
is begins with the number 4 and then the name of the product.  This
product is for menopausal women, is nonprescription, and helps mood
swings, libido, and energy levels.
Subject: Re: Non Prescription Menopause supplement
Answered By: voila-ga on 03 Feb 2004 10:51 PST
Hello ldn,

The website you're looking for is 4Avlimil.

Clinical trial results:

Another website that includes a '4' and 'Avlimil' is a health news
feature on

"It's a concoction of herbs and isoflavines that have been put
together and reportedly has an 84 percent success rate of decreasing
symptoms of female sexual dysfunction," said Dr. Cheryl Iglesia,
director of urogynecology at Washington Hospital Center.

Unlike Viagra, Avlimil is not a prescription drug. You can buy it on
the Internet or over the counter. It doesn't have U.S. Food and Drug
Administration approval because it's classified as an nonsynthetic
supplement known as salvia rubus, which is an extract of
phytoestrogens, sage and raspberries. Phytoestrogens are supposed to
help boost the female libido. But doctors say that's never been
scientifically proven."


"If you are interested in purchasing Avlimil, the best way, according
to the company, is to call their toll-gree number, (800) AVLIMIL or
visit its Web site at A three-month supply, plus a
free introductory month, will cost about $147."

Avlimil at menopauserx:

FSD bulletin board regarding Avlimil:

Avlimil:  One Year Later:

CNN transcripts on Avlimil:

Articles on Avlimil:

Additional Google Answers questions relating to Avlimil:

I hope I've provided you with links on the pros and cons in the use of
Avlimil.  Google Answers is not a substitute for medical advice and
patients should always consult a physician before starting any new
product -- herbals included -- as they may conflict with current
medication a patient may be prescribed.  Please let me know if I can
provide additional information regarding Avlimil.

Best wishes,
Subject: Re: Non Prescription Menopause supplement
From: westcott-ga on 28 May 2004 10:30 PDT
Your report is completely FALSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you took time to read the study on the Avlimil website, it clearly
states that any woman who has experienced menapause was excluded from
the study!

Now how they found a 65 year old woman for the study who has not
experienced menapause is room for a whole article unto itself.

Please correct this dis information!!!
Subject: Re: Non Prescription Menopause supplement
From: voila-ga on 28 May 2004 12:11 PDT
FYI from the Protocol Design:

"...the major exclusion criteria were alcohol abuse and abnormalities
or dysfunction to the sexual organs; while the major confounders were
age and menopausal status."

The Avlimil study was a confounder-adjusted study.

If you have a problem with how the study was conducted or feel there
was bias involved, feel free to contact Ronald I. Blum, M.D., Medical
Director, or the IRB; however, you might give some thought to
switching off your exclamation points first.

Google Answers is an informational site only and does not substitute
for professional medical advice.  Everyone is free to pursue any
research avenue or speak with any expert they wish regarding a
product's efficacy.  This particular customer was looking for the name
of a medication and its website.


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