Veozah (fezolinetant) is a prescription drug that’s used to treat certain symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats. The drug comes as an oral tablet. It’s usually taken once per day.

This section describes the usual dosages of Veozah. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Veozah’s form?

Veozah comes as an oral tablet.

What strength does Veozah come in?

Veozah is available in one strength of 45 milligrams (mg).

What are the usual dosages of Veozah?

The information below describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. But be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. They’ll determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Dosage for vasomotor symptoms due to menopause

Veozah is prescribed to treat moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes or night sweats. The typical dosage is one tablet taken once per day.

Before prescribing Veozah, your doctor will check your liver function. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor may not prescribe Veozah for you. Your doctor will also check your liver function 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months after you start taking Veozah.

If you have questions about your dosage of Veozah, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Is Veozah used long term?

It’s possible. Veozah is used to treat moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms of menopause. If you and your doctor agree that Veozah is working for you, you’ll likely take it as long as you need to manage symptoms of menopause.

Your doctor will monitor your symptoms and discuss how long you’ll likely take Veozah.

Veozah comes as an oral tablet. You’ll take Veozah once daily. You should try to take it around the same time each day. This helps keep steady levels of the medication in your body so that Veozah can work effectively.

You can take Veozah with or without food.

You should not cut, chew, or crush Veozah tablets. If you have trouble swallowing tablets, see this article for tips on how to take this form of medication.

For information on the expiration, storage, and disposal of Veozah, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Accessible drug containers and labels

Some pharmacies provide medication labels that:

  • have large print
  • use braille
  • feature a code you can scan with a smartphone to change the text to audio

Your doctor or pharmacist may be able to recommend pharmacies that offer these accessibility features if your current pharmacy doesn’t.

Let your pharmacist know if you have trouble opening medication bottles. They may have tips to help, or they may be able to supply Veozah in an easy-open container.

If you miss a dose of Veozah and your next dose isn’t due for at least 12 hours, take the missed dose. But if your next dose is due in less than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at its usual time.

You should not take two doses of Veozah to make up for a missed dose. This can increase your risk of side effects from the medication. If you’re not sure whether to take a missed dose, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you need help remembering to take your dose of Veozah on time, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or downloading a reminder app on your phone.

Do not take more Veozah than your doctor prescribes, as this can lead to harmful effects.

What to do in case you take too much Veozah

Call your doctor right away if you think you’ve taken too much Veozah. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach America’s Poison Centers or use its online resource. But if you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 (or your local emergency number) or go to the nearest emergency room.

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Veozah’s dosage.

Is Veozah’s dosage similar to the dosages of Bijuva?

Veozah and estradiol/progesterone (Bijuva) are both oral tablets you take once per day to treat moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms of menopause. Although the forms and how often you take each drug are similar, their strengths and dosages differ.

To learn more about how these drugs compare, talk with your doctor. They’ll prescribe the drug and dosage that’s right for you.

How long does it take for Veozah to start working?

Veozah starts to work after your first dose. But it may take several weeks to begin easing your symptoms. In studies of the drug, some people taking Veozah had their symptoms reduced after about 4 weeks of treatment.

Your doctor will monitor you during treatment to check whether the drug is working to treat your condition. They’ll recommend other treatment options if Veozah isn’t working for you.

If you have other questions about what to expect from your Veozah treatment, talk with your doctor.

The sections above describe the usual dosage provided by Veozah’s manufacturer. If your doctor recommends this drug, they’ll prescribe the dosage that’s right for you.

Remember, you should not change your dosage of Veozah without your doctor’s recommendation. Only take Veozah exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your current dosage.

Here are some examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor:

  • Does the time of day I take my Veozah dose matter?
  • How does Veozah’s dosage compare with that of paroxetine (Brisdelle)?
  • Do I need a dosage adjustment for Veozah if I’m taking other medications with it?

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