SSRI Slashes Hot Flash Rate

Hot flash frequency and severity declined by 50 percent in postmenopausal women treated for six weeks with the antidepressant citalopram, according to data from a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial. The trial, conducted among 254 women with frequent hot flashes (at least 14 hot flashes a week for a month or longer), found that the lowest of three citalopram doses was as effective as the highest for dousing hot flashes, but the midrange dose appeared to have broader activity against...Full Story
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