Hot Flashes

Up to 60% of menopausal women may have hot flashes

As the name suggests, this symptom is a sudden, warm sensation on your face, neck, or chest. It’s common to experience sweating during a hot flash. Having a hot flash can cause you to feel irritated, annoyed, or frustrated.

How long will I have hot flashes?

In general, women have menopausal hot flashes for 6 months to 5 years. But for some women, they may last for decades.

How frequent are they and how long does a hot flash last?

For some women, hot flashes can happen several times an hour. But other women may have them a few times a day, once or twice a week, or only a few times a year. The duration of each hot flash can vary, too. Although they usually last between 1 to 6 minutes, some women may have hot flashes that last up to 15 minutes or longer.

Severity of hot flashes

Hot flashes are classified into 3 levels of severity:

  • Mild (sensation of heat without sweating)
  • Moderate (sensation of heat with sweating, able to continue activity)
  • Severe (sensation of heat with sweating, causing cessation of activity)

PREMARIN is effective at treating moderate to severe menopausal hot flashes.

In a clinical trial, the lowest dose (0.3 mg) of PREMARIN significantly reduced the number of hot flashes, from 13 to less than 3 per day at 12 weeks of therapy. Hot flashes are likely to become less frequent and intense. You may begin to feel relief from hot flashes in as little as 3 weeks.