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New Drug Approved For Menopausal Symptoms

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

AJN, American Journal of Nursing: February 2014 - Volume 114 - Issue 2 - p 25
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000443771.12388.68
Drug Watch

* Duavee is a new estrogen drug used to treat menopausal hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis. It's the first drug that combines conjugated estrogen with an estrogen agonist–antagonist (bazedoxifene), which reduces the risk of endometrial hyperplasia.

* Duavee carries the same risks with which other estrogens are associated.

Diane S. Aschenbrenner recently retired as course coordinator for undergraduate pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD. She also coordinates Drug Watch: daschen1@jhu.edu.

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