Antidepressants as a Treatment for Hot Flashes in Women

Denise R. Kockler; Michelle W. McCarthy

Disclosures

Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2004;61(3) 

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Conclusion

Venlafaxine, fluoxetine, and paroxetine appear to be reasonable options for relief of hot flashes in women. Additional large-scale, well-designed, comparative clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of the newer antidepressants in postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors may further clarify their role and assist in agent selection for these patient populations.

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