Antidepressants can offer some relief, according to some studies that show drugs in antidepressants can alleviate hot flashes. Now a study in the journal of the American Medical Association focuses on a specific antidepressant known by the brand name Lexapro.
More than 200 women were given the medication or a placebo. Those taking the real thing reported having a little more than one less hot flash a day.
Some of the study's authors have consulted for and received funding from the company that makes Lexapro.