felodipine (Plendil)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

GENERIC NAME: paroxetine

BRAND NAME: Brisdelle

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

USES:

  • Brisdelle is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes associated with menopause.
  • Brisdelle should not be used to treat depression or other mood disorders. The drug is not indicated for pediatric use.

SIDE EFFECTS:

The most common side effects of Brisdelle are:

Other side effects include:

  • Restlessness
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Diarrhea
  • Tremor

Possible serious side effects include:

  • Increased risk for suicidal thoughts or actions
  • Bone fracture
  • Seizure
  • Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood (hyponatremia)
  • Visual problems
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Manic episodes
  • Glaucoma
  • Restlessness

Numerous other side effects may also occur infrequently.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/8/2016

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