A New Way to Treat Your Hot Flushes

…..FlamesA new medication, called Brisdelle (paroxetine), has been approved by the FDA as the first non-hormonal treatment for moderate to severe hot flushes (vasomotor symptoms).  This is a common problem in perimenopausal and menopausal women.

…..Brisdelle contains the same ingredient as Paxil, but at a much lower dosage.  At this dosage, this medication is not indicated to treat any psychiatric condition but solely is for the hot flushes.

…..Many perimenopausal women suffer from severe hot flushes daily.  Brisdelle has been proven to decrease these attacks significantly.  It is reported to be a safe, non-hormonal option, and one capsule at bedtime is the advised treatment.

…..Pregnancy and some medications may prevent you from trying this medication.  As always, before starting a new medication, review your current medications with your medical provider.  So speak to your health care professional about the various treatments for menopausal symptoms and perhaps this new medication may be right for you.

-Dr. P

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