If you have visited our website you probably know that Cool-jams were created to help with hot flashes and night sweats for both men and women. Great news it seems that there is a new hot flash treatment for men with prostate cancer. Did you know that the antidepressant paroxetine is effective for treating hot flashes occurring among men being treated for prostate cancer.
Night Sweats and Hot Flashes Hormone therapy for prostate cancer can produce hot flashes in those being treated. These are not dissimilar to those experienced by women undergoing the menopause. But their treatment has not received much attention until now. A group at the Mayo Clinic has looked at treating hot flashes in 18 men with prostate cancer with paroxetine, an antidepressant that’s generally used to treat depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The antidepressant treatment, which was continued for five weeks, reduced the frequency of hot flashes from 6.2 per day to 2.5 a day. The intensity of the flashes was also decreased. Previous work has shown that paroxetine reduces hot flashes in women too.