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Letters to the Editor

Alleviation of Hot Flashes With Increase in Venlafaxine Dose

Prasad R. Padala, MD; Srinivas B. Rapuri, MD; and Kalpana P. Padala, MD

Published: February 15, 2007

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Sir: Venlafaxine, a newer bicyclic antidepressant, acts as aserotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). Besidesimproving depressive symptoms, venlafaxine has also beendemonstrated to alleviate vasomotor symptoms.1 It is being increasinglyused as a nonhormonal drug to treat hot flashes,mostly in those women with concerns about or contraindicationsto estrogen-containing preparations.2


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