Antidepressant Gets FDA OK for Hot Flashes Associated with Menopause

The FDA has approved paroxetine (Brisdelle), a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), to treat moderate to severe hot flashes associated with menopause.

“Today’s approval provides women with the first FDA-approved, nonhormonal therapeutic option to help ease the hot flashes that are so common in menopause,” said Hylton Joffe, MD, director of the division of bone, reproductive, and urologic products at the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

The safety and efficacy of the drug in this condition was established in two randomized, double-blind, controlled studies in 1,175 postmenopausal women with moderate to severe hot flashes.

via Antidepressant Gets FDA OK for Hot Flashes.

Antidepressant Gets FDA OK for Hot Flashes

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