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FDA approves first nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes

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On June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Brisdelle (paroxetine) to treat moderate to severe hot flashes associated with menopause. Brisdelle, which contains the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine mesylate, is currently the only nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes approved by the FDA. Read more.

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