Obstetrics & Gynaecology – MCQ 79 – Treatment of hot flushes

All of the following appear to decrease hot flushes in menopausal women except:
A. Androgens
B. Raloxifene
C. Isoflavones
D. Tibolone

Correct answer : B. Raloxifene

Raloxifene is an orally administered selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM). It has estrogenic action on bone and anti-estrogenic actions on the uterus and breast. It is used to prevent osteoporosis postmenopausal women. It is also protective against breast and endometrial cancer. It is not useful in treatment of hot flushes.

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