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Paroxetine controlled release was effective and tolerable for treating menopausal hot flash symptoms in women
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 Q In women who are menopausal, is paroxetine controlled release (CR) effective and tolerable for treating vasomotor symptoms?

Clinical impact ratings GP/FP/Primary care ★★★★★☆☆ Endocrine ★★★★★☆☆

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randomised placebo controlled trial.

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{concealed*}.

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blinded {patients, healthcare providers, data collectors, outcome assessors}.*

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6 weeks.

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17 sites (including urban, suburban, and rural clinics) in the US.

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165 women ⩾18 years of age (mean age 54 y) who were menopausal (defined as amenorrhoea for ⩾12 consecutive mo, amenorrhoea for 6 mo and meeting the biochemical criteria for menopause, or history of bilateral oophorectomy ⩾6 wks before screening), experienced ⩾2–3 daily hot flashes or ⩾14 bothersome hot flashes/week, had discontinued hormone replacement therapy for ⩾6 weeks, and had discontinued psychotropic drugs for 2–12 weeks (specified for class of …

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