The new drug, Brisdelle (paroxetine, BRIS-del), will bring up questions about non-hormonal treatments for hot flashes

The new drug, Brisdelle (paroxetine, BRIS-del), will bring up questions about non-hormonal treatments for hot flashes.

Hormone therapy is still the most effective treatment for hot flashes. But the risks often have women looking for alternatives.

"SSRI" antidepressants (paroxetine, fluoxetine, etc) may help by regulating chemicals in the brain that are disrupted during menopause.

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