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Which of the medicines, Gabapentin, Welbutrin and Effexor, can effectively treat hot-flashes?

I am taking gabapentin for hot flashes, but it doesn t seem to be working. My doctor suggested Effexor. I was wondering about welbutrin. Also, I gained 40 pounds with in a year when the hot flashes started and I can t seem to lose it. What do you think about these three or any suggestions for anything else?
Thu, 6 Apr 2017
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Hello,

Out of the available options, I feel Effexor is best-placed medication for hot flushes. However, I feel the newer molecule Pristiq can be a better choice over the Effexor.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ashok Kumar, Psychiatrist
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