A drug used to control pain and epilepsy can IL, sharply reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes in women with breast cancer. When breast cancer patients with chemotherapy-induced hot flashes took 900 mg daily of the anticonvulsant gabapentin (Neurontin), they reported a 46% reduction in the frequency and severity of hot flashes.

Self-defense: Chemotherapy patients who experience hot flashes should ask their doctors if gabapentin is right for them

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