Home | Clinical Antidepressants cool hot flushes Written by: Independent Nurse | Published: 21 July 2014 J Am Ass Nurse Pract doi: 10.1002/2327-6924.12137 Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) can reduce hot flushes by 65% in menopausal women, according to a systematic review of 18 studies. Paroxetine, citalopram, escitalopram, venlafaxine and desvenlafaxine reduce the frequency and severity of hot flushes. For example, paroxetine, which the authors regard as 'an Please login or register to read the rest of the article and to have access to downloads and comments. What do you think? Leave a comment below or tweet your views to @IndyNurseMag This material is protected by MA Healthcare Ltd copyright. See Terms and Conditions.