Menopausal Symptoms: Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies

Menopausal Symptoms: Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies, a report from AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program, assesses treatments and therapies for the symptoms of menopause, specifically hot flashes, sleep disturbance, psychologic symptoms, urogenital atrophy, sleep, and sexual function.

The report evaluated a number of treatments, including hormonal therapies (estrogen, alone or with progestogen or androgen), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI/SNRIs), eszocpiclone, clonidine, methyldopa, gabapentin, isoflavones, black cohosh, St. John’s wort, ginseng, flax, vitamin E, dong quai, and DHEA. Both improvement in menopausal symptoms and adverse events were evaluated.

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Page last reviewed March 2015
Internet Citation: Menopausal Symptoms: Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies. March 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ehc-newreview.html