Hi Sharon. Yes, prozac can help hot flashes. This is info that might help:
elective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's): This class of medication is used to treat depression and anxiety. In clinical studies, however, low doses of SSRI's have been shown to be effective in decreasing menopausal hot flashes. The SSRI that has been tested most extensively is venlafaxine (Effexor), although there is also evidence showing that paroxetine (Paxil, Paxil CR) and fluoxetine (Prozac) can be effective in controlling hot flashes.
I take Effexor. I didn't realize that it was helping with hot flashes until you asked this question. I've only been taking it for a month or so. Huh!
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