The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Drugs for Menopausal Symptoms
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Superseded by The Medical Letter "Drugs for Menopausal Symptoms" - Issue 1604, August 10, 2020
The primary symptoms of menopause are vasomotor and genitourinary. Vasomotor symptoms ("hot flashes") cause daytime discomfort and chronic insomnia. A thin, dry vaginal lining and thin urethral mucosa can cause vaginal and vulvar irritation, pain during intercourse, and an increased risk for urinary tract infection.
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