Oxybutynin to Ease Hot Flashes

Oxybutynin to Ease Hot Flashes

Roberto Leon-Ferre, MD, talks about his research on using a bladder incontinence drug to treat hot flashes.
Dec 17, 2018

Dr. Roberto Leon-Ferre discusses the research he presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium evaluating the effectiveness of oxybutynin, a medicine commonly used to treated bladder incontinence, to treat hot flashes in women who can't take hormone replacement therapy, which includes most women treated for breast cancer.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Leon-Ferre explain:

  • the design of the study

  • why he thought oxybutynin might be able to ease hot flashes

  • possible side effects of long-term use of oxybutynin and why the medicine may still be useful for women who have been treated for breast cancer

About the guest
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Roberto Leon-Ferre, MD

Dr. Roberto Leon-Ferre is a breast oncologist at the Mayo Clinic.

— Last updated on June 29, 2022, 2:47 PM


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