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What is bazedoxifene?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Bazedoxifene is a drug that affects how estrogen acts on body tissues, such as the uterus and bone. It is combined with estrogen in a pill called Duavee that is FDA-approved to treat moderate or severe hot flashes and prevent osteoporosis in menopausal women who still have a uterus. Bazedoxifene is a substitute for the progestin that is usually combined with estrogen in hormone therapy. It is less likely than progestins to cause breast pain and uterine bleeding. 

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