HRT not the be-all and end-all

The latest UK guidelines on menopause are too heavily focused on the benefits of HRT and neglect to list other useful options for symptomatic women, argue two Australian researchers.

They note that recent high-quality evidence shows that selected antidepressants are equivalent to very-low-dose oestrogen for vasomotor symptoms and sleep, and that gabapentin has a similar efficacy.

“Women should