Are you suffering from Hot flashes?

The antidepressant medication cuts hot flash severity and frequency
For many women experience hot flashes at menopause as well as common side effect of breast cancer treatment. For some women, they are daily burden that can persist for years, disrupting sleep and eroding quality of life. In recent research shown that certain antidepressants can reduce hot flashes by 50% more. These include Paxil, Prozac, Effexor and SNRI.

• If you are treated early-stage hormone receptor positive breast cancer
However Paxil and Prozac have been found to greatly reduce the effectiveness of tamoxifen, which is commonly used to reduce the recurrence in women being treated for early-stage hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.
The research showed that Celexa with little effect on tamoxifen metabolism cuts the frequency and severity of hot flashes by at least 50% in postmenopausal women.

(Article from Harvard Women's health Watch new)

2010.09.06 | | Comments(0) | Trackbacks(0) | Breast Cancer


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