New research funded by the charity Wellbeing of Women has found that antidepressants could help reduce hot flushes by influencing how blood vessels expand and contract in women experiencing symptoms.

In the trial 60% of women taking the antidepressant, Effexor noticed improved hot flushes.

However there is some controversy over whether an antidepressant should be used to treat other conditions and concerns over long term implications of using a drug meant for one condition on something completely different.

What do you think? If it works is that all that matters or do you think its a concern that specific drugs are used for multiple conditions?

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