JAMA- Hot Flashes and Alternative to HRT

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that found women who took escitalopram (Lexapro) had 50% fewer hot flashes than those who didn’t.

For many women, hot flashes can be very debilitating and, as the author of the study states, there haven’t been many interventions that have been effective. Since escitalopram didn’t show any serious side effects, it may be an option that menopausal women whose hot flashes seem unbearable would want to try.

[fontawesome icon=”fa-file-text-o” circle=”no” size=”medium” iconcolor=”#000000″ ] Nicholas Bakalar’s NY Times article on the study Click the Antidepressant May Help Quench Hot Flashes

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