What Are Paroxetine Mesylate Capsules?
™) are approved to treat hot flashes
associated with menopause
. The medicine is available by prescription only and belongs to a class of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs
). It is the first non-hormonal medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treating hot flashes due to menopause.
As with any medicine, paroxetine
mesylate capsules can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes them will experience problems. Most people tolerate them quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.