Primary dysmenorrhea (PDM) is one of the common complaints in women. This study aimed to assess the effects of turmeric and mefenamic acid and a combination compared with placebo on PDM. This clinical trial was conducted on dormitory students with PDM. Subjects completed the visual analog scale (VAS) before randomization. One hundred twenty-eight patients, randomly assigned to one of following groups: Turmeric group (n=32), mefenamic acid group (n=32), turmeric and mefenamic acid group (n=32), and placebo group (n=32). Turmeric and mefenamic acid were administrated in 500mg and 250mg, respectively. Pain severity was assessed in the baseline and the end line by VAS. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software. The combination of turmeric and mefenamic acid, dramatically, alleviated pain in comparison to other groups. Our results illustrated that combination of turmeric and mefenamic acid would be better in pain alleviation in PDM.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Primary dysmenorrhea, Turmeric, Mefenamic acid, Menstrual pain
Vol 50 - N° 4Article 101840- avril 2021 Retour au numéro
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