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2009-05-18 12:21:00

ORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and frequency about 20 percent more than did a placebo agent. Thus, pregabalin appears to offer about the same benefit as gabapentin, an older, related drug, as well as newer classes of antidepressants. "Hot flashes...

2009-05-15 09:38:15

 A pill used for nerve pain offers women relief from hot flashes, Mayo Clinic researchers report at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).They say the agent, pregabalin, decreased hot flash severity and frequency about 20 percent more than did a placebo agent. Thus, pregabalin appears to offer about the same benefit as gabapentin, an older, related drug, as well as newer classes of antidepressants."Hot flashes are a major problem in many women, and...

2006-03-07 18:10:00

By Clementine Wallace NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A single injection of the hormone medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is more effective in reducing menopausal hot flashes than is treatment with the antidepressant pill venlafaxine (Effexor), researchers report. Hormones like MPA and recently marketed antidepressants have been shown to reduce hot flashes, but until now, no comparisons between the two treatments had been made. In a new report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a team led by...