Fast-Acting New Drugs Decrease Hot Flashes

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A new class of experimental drugs relieves menopause symptoms, including hot flashes and sleep disturbances, according to an analysis conducted at the Imperial College London in the United Kingdom.

The analysis of data collected from clinical trial results on the drug and published last year suggests that the medication reduces the number and severity of hot flashes in menopausal women in just three days. It was published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society.

The specific drug tested – called MLE4901 – will not undergo further testing due to serious side effects that may affect liver function, but two similar medications are now undergoing clinical trials in the U.K. and the United States.

Sourced from: Menopause