Log In
Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Help for menopause

17th March 2006

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology shows that a single intramuscular injection of a depot preparation of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is more effective than antidepressants in reducing menopausal hot flushes.

Researchers compared a single 400-mg IM injection of depot MPA with a 6-week regimen of oral venlafaxine in 227 women experiencing disturbing hot flushes.

The team reported that hot flushes were reduced by 55% in the venlafaxine group, versus 79% in the MPA group.  A reduction in hot flushes by more than 50% from baseline was experienced by 46% of venlafaxine patients versus 74% of MPA patients.

Less nausea, less appetite loss, and less dizziness were also reported by the women in the MPA arm.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018