Anti-depressant found to bring relief from hot flushes in more than half of menopausal women

Anti-depressant “relieves hot flushes in more than half of menopausal women” Venlafaxine improved flushing in over 60 per cent of patients. However, it is known to cause withdrawal symptoms Hot flushes suffered by menopausal women may be caused by abnormalities in the function of blood vessels and could be treated with a type of anti-depressant, say researchers