Hot flashes are experienced by many women, especially at night. However, not all women undergoing menopause experience hot flashes. What causes hot flashes? A hot flash is a feeling of warmth that spreads over the body. Treatment for hot flashes include hormone replacement therapy and alternative prescription medications such as:
- SSRIs (Effexor, Paxil, Prozac),
- clonidine (Catapres),
- megestrol (Megace),
- and gabapentin (Neurontin).
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Treatment & Diagnosis
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- Hot Flashes: Anxiety Worsens Hot Flashes
- Questions To Ask Your Doctor - General
- Menopausal Hormone Therapy . . . Current Concepts
- Hormone Therapy - HRT, HT, ET, EPT, What Does it All Mean?
- The Women's Health Initiative in Perspective: The Last Straw for Estrogen Therapy?
- Strep Throat Diagnosis & Treatment
- Menopause Symptoms
- Ask The Experts: Women's Health
- Ask the Experts - Menopause
Medications & Supplements
- estradiol valerate - injection, Delestrogen
- estradiol acetate ring - vaginal, Femring
- estradiol weekly - transdermal, Climara
- raloxifene - oral, Evista
- estradiol/levonorgestrel weekly - transdermal, Climara Pro
- estradiol gel pump - transdermal, Elestrin, EstroGel
- estradiol semiweekly - transdermal, Estraderm, Vivelle
- estradiol emulsion - transdermal, Estrasorb
- gabapentin (Neurontin)
- venlafaxine, Effexor XR (Effexor has been discontinued in the US)
- clonidine (Catapres, Catapres-TTS)
- paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)
- fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Prozac Weekly)
- Celexa vs. Cymbalta (Comparison of Differences and Similarities)
- estradiol, Alora, Climara, Delestrogen, Depo-Estradiol, Divigel, Elestrin, Estrace, and Others
- dong quai (Angelica sinensis, Chinese Angelica, Tang Kuei, Tan Kue Bai Zhi, Tanggwi, Toki)
- estrogen/progestin - oral, Activella, Femhrt, Ortho-Prefe
- black cohosh - oral
- vitexagnus castus (Chaste Tree)
- medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera)
- ergotamine/belladonna/phenobarbital - oral, Bellergal-S
- ginseng (eleutherococcus and panax sp.) - oral
- paroxetine (Brisdelle)
- soy (glycine soya) - oral
- red clover (Trifolium pratense)-oral
- Conjugated Estrogens (Cenestin, Enjuvia, Estrace, and Others)
- estropipate, Ogen
- flibanserin (Addyi)
Prevention & Wellness
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- Yoga, Meditation Surging in Popularity in U.S.
- Health Tip: Manage Hot Flashes
- Full Bladder May Get a Third of Women Over 40 Up at Night
- For Many Women, Hot Flashes Last 10 Years or More After Menopause
- Experts Lay Out Options for Menopause Symptoms
- Snuggle Up With the Perfect Pillow
- Menopause Treatments
- Sleep and Menopause
- Menopause: Talking With Your Doctor
- Menopause: Home-Use Tests for Menopause, FDA Approved
- Tips: Searching for Credible Health Information in the Internet
- FDA Updates Hormone Therapy Information for Post Menopausal Women
- Estrogen Lotion Approved