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If you have hot flashes caused by menopause, your healthcare provider may recommend a product called BrisdelleTM (paroxetine mesylate capsules). Although this prescription product can be an effective medication for many women, it's important to review the safety information before starting treatment to help minimize your risk for problems. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have glaucoma, a history of breast cancer, or are taking any other medicines.
Brisdelle comes in the form of a capsule that is taken once daily at bedtime. Side effects are possible and include headaches, nausea, and fatigue.
Brisdelle is the first non-hormonal drug approved to treat hot flashes in women going through menopause.
(For more information on this medication, click Brisdelle. This Web article discusses various topics related to this medicine, such as how it works, possible safety concerns, what to do in cases of overdose, and more.)
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