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Fred Hutch researchers tackle hot flashes

New study finds antidepressant nearly as effective as low-dose estrogen for cutting back hot flash frequency

May 26, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Life in the menopause lane can be a frustrating succession of temperature (and wardrobe) changes as fickle, 50-something bodies flit from one extreme to the other.

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Use of antidepressant associated with hot flash reduction

Antidepressant escitalopram may provide a viable nonhormonal alternative to relieving menopausal hot flashes

Jan. 24, 2011

The antidepressant drug escitalopram effectively reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal and postmenopausal women, which suggests that the drug provides a viable nonhormonal option for the management of hot flashes, according to a study in the Jan. 19 issue of JAMA.

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