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need advice on venlafaxine

my oncology consultant has put me on venlafaxine to help with my menoporse due to being put into early due to having breast cancer i have zolidex implants every 3 months and take armidex daily will venlafaxine help with my mood swings hot flushs and not sleeping well the dose is 37.5mg one tablet at night.

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replied July 12th, 2009
venlafaxine is an antidepressant or medication for anxiety and it will help with your mood (mood swings). it can make you feel drosey, so it's good to take it at night. i m not really sure about the hot flashes.
i can email you information about this drug if you like.
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replied August 2nd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Its SNRI and usually effective but most of the studies have mentioned SSRI like
escitalopram/ paroxetine for control of perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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