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How to reduce hot flash side effect of lupron (leuprolide)?
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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Consider neurontin (gabapentin)
It was not specifically studied for hot flashes with lupron, (leuprolide) however, neurontin, in a study this year, worked as well as estrogen for hot flashes.
Ssri antidepressants have been used for hot flashes but have never been shown to work as well as hormones. Neurontin has been used for some time with hot flashes but a head to head study showing it is as good as hormonal treatment is impressive.

In brief: Consider neurontin (gabapentin)
It was not specifically studied for hot flashes with lupron, (leuprolide) however, neurontin, in a study this year, worked as well as estrogen for hot flashes.
Ssri antidepressants have been used for hot flashes but have never been shown to work as well as hormones. Neurontin has been used for some time with hot flashes but a head to head study showing it is as good as hormonal treatment is impressive.
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