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|Title:||Method of treating thermoregulatory disfunction with paroxetine|
|Abstract:||The present invention relates to a method for treating a patient suffering from a thermoregulatory dysfunction, especially hot flashes and flushes associated with hormonal changes due to naturally occurring menopause (whether male or female) or due to chemically or surgically induced menopause. The method is also applicable to treating the hot flashes, hot flushes, or night sweats associated with disease states that disrupt normal hormonal regulation of body temperature.|
|Inventor(s):||Richards; Patricia Allison Tewes (Scarsdale, NY)|
|Assignee:||Noven Therapeutics, LLC (Miami, FL)|
1. A method for treating a patient suffering from a thermoregulatory dysfunction associated with menopause comprising administering paroxetine mesylate to said patient
in an amount, based on the paroxetine moiety, of 7.5 mg/day.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein said thermoregulatory dysfunction is a condition selected from the group consisting of hot flashes, hot flushes, night sweats and combinations thereof.
3. The method of claim 1, wherein the paroxetine mesylate is in a crystalline form.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein the paroxetine mesylate is in an amorphous form.
5. A method for treating a patient suffering from a thermoregulatory dysfunction associated with menopause comprising administering paroxetine to said patient, wherein said paroxetine is in the form of a pharmaceutically acceptable mesylate salt, in amorphous or crystalline form, and mixtures thereof, wherein said paroxetine mesylate is administered in an amount, based on the paroxetine moiety, of 7.5 mg/day.
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