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Troublesome hot flushes and night sweats can be the bane of many menopausal women’s lives. Not all women can use, or want to use, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to ease their symptoms, so it’s important that they’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.

“Hot flushes and night sweats can be very distressing and shouldn’t be overlooked,” says Norma Goldman, founder and director of The Menopause Exchange. “If women can’t, or don’t want to, use HRT, they can discuss the pros and cons of non-hormonal medicines that can be prescribed by their GP.”

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