The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) found that women who benefited from SSRI or SNRI treatment experienced a rapid reduction in the frequency and severity of hot flashes.
Based on its review, NAMS recommends taking the medication for 2–4 weeks to start.
If you are not getting any relief after 4 weeks, reach out to your provider, as this treatment does not work for everyone. Please see the full Prescribing Information for additional information regarding paroxetine or venlafaxine.
This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your healthcare provider.