|Title:||Method of treating thermoregulatory dysfunction 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 (Bradenton, FL) |
|Assignee:|| Noven Therapeutics, LLC (Miami, FL) |
|Filing Date:||May 13, 2014|
|Claims:||1. A method for treating a patient suffering from a thermoregulatory dysfunction associated with menopause, comprising administering paroxetine hydrochloride 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 hydrochloride is in a crystalline or amorphous form, or a combination thereof.
4. The method of claim 1, wherein the paroxetine hydrochloride is in a crystalline form.
5. The method of claim 1, wherein the paroxetine hydrochloride is in an amorphous form.