Fezolinetant as a New Treatment for Menopausal Symptoms
Many women experience menopausal vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats during menopause. Their severity can vary greatly, with some women suffering significant symptoms that impact their quality of life. Fezolinetant was approved in May 2023 as a new treatment option for menopausal vasomotor symptoms. It regulates body temperature by interacting with neurokinin-3 receptors. For some patients, fezolinetant may provide another treatment option to relieve menopausal symptoms. By understanding the incidence, risk factors, and genetic influences related to hot flashes and night sweats, healthcare teams can effectively identify and manage these symptoms in menopausal women. In this course, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are introduced to the use, effectiveness, and potential side effects of fezolinetant.
Describe the pharmacology of fezolinetant for treating menopausal vasomotor symptoms
Evaluate the clinical evidence supporting the effectiveness and safety of fezolinetant in reducing the frequency and severity of menopausal vasomotor symptoms
Describe fezolinetant’s potential drug interactions and adverse effects.
Learn patient counseling for the safe use of fezolinetant in managing menopausal vasomotor symptoms
- Epidemiology: Prevalence and Risk Factors
- Management of Vasomotor Symptoms
- Mild Symptoms: Lifestyle Modifications
- Moderate to Severe Symptoms
- Fezolinetant as an Option for Managing Vasomotor Symptoms
- Clinical Trials
- Mechanism of Action
- Contraindications and Warnings
- Side Effects or Adverse Events
- Drug-Drug Interactions
- Handling and Storage
- Patient Counseling
- Interdisciplinary Approach and Collaboration
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Faculty Planner Disclosure
The following individuals were involved in developing this activity: Steven Malen, PharmD, MBA, and Pamela Sardo, PharmD, BS. Pamela Sardo, Pharm.D., B.S., was an employee of Rhythm Pharmaceuticals until March 2022 and has no conflicts of interest or relationships regarding the subject matter discussed. There are no financial relationships relevant to this activity to report or disclose by any of the individuals involved in the development of this activity.
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- Target Audience: Pharmacy Tech
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- Activity Release Date: 7/8/2023
- Activity Expiration Date: 7/8/2026
- Activity Type: Knowledge
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- Topic: Disease State Management/Drug Therapy
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