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"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Brisdelle (paroxetine)to treat moderate to severe hot flashes (vasomotor symptoms) associated with menopause. Brisdelle, which contains the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine mes"...

Brisdelle

BRISDELLE™
(paroxetine) Capsules 7.5 mg

WARNING

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS AND BEHAVIORS

Antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), have been shown to increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior in pediatric and young adult patients when used to treat major depressive disorder and other psychiatric disorders. Because BRISDELLE is an SSRI, monitor patients closely for worsening and for emergence of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Advise families and caregivers of the need for close observation and communication with the prescriber [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

DRUG DESCRIPTION

BRISDELLE (paroxetine) is an orally administered selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) for the treatment of moderate to severe VMS associated with menopause. It is identified chemically as (-)-trans -4R- (4'-fluorophenyl) - 3S - [(3', 4'-methylenedioxyphenoxy) methyl] piperidine mesylate and has the empirical formula of C19H20FNO3•CH3SO3H. The molecular weight is 425.5 (329.4 as free base). The structural formula is:

BRISDELLE™ (paroxetine) Structural Formula Illustration

The mesylate salt of paroxetine is an odorless, off-white powder, having a melting point range of 147° to 150°C and a solubility of more than 1 g/mL in water.

Each pink capsule contains 9.69 mg paroxetine mesylate equivalent to 7.5 mg paroxetine base.

Inactive ingredients consist of: dibasic calcium phosphate, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, gelatin, titanium dioxide, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Red #3, FD&C Red #40, shellac, and black iron oxide.

Last reviewed on RxList: 7/12/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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