Our expert says:
Hair loss is indeed one of the potential side-effects of this medication containing VENLAFAXINE as active ingredient.
Although the treatment of hot flushes with this medication is not a registered indication in South Africa, research have found that extended-release venlafaxine (75 mg per day) is an effective treatment for postmenopausal hot flushes*.
* Evans ML, Pritts E, Vittinghoff E, McClish K, Morgan KS, Jaffe RB. Management of postmenopausal hot flushes with venlafaxine hydrochloride: a randomized, controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jan;105(1):161-6.
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