Troublesome hot flushes and night sweats can be the bane of many menopausal womenâ€™s lives. Not all women can use, or want to use, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to ease their symptoms, so itâ€™s important that theyâ€™re aware of the other non-hormonal medicines.
In the Spring 2019 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, menopause specialist Dr Jane Woyka discusses prescribed non-hormonal treatments for flushes and sweats, including clonidine, antidepressants, gabapentin and pregabalin. She looks at how (and how well) these medicines work and whether they cause any side effects.
â€śHot flushes and night sweats can be very distressing and shouldnâ€™t be overlooked,â€ť says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. â€śIf women canâ€™t, or donâ€™t want to, use HRT, they can discuss the pros and cons of non-hormonal medicines that can be prescribed by their GP.â€ť
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