What Is Dysmenorrhoea?4
- Dysmenorrhoea is defined as painful cramps that occur with menstruation.
- Dysmenorrhoea is considered primary when any other underlying pathological conditions have been ruled out and is most common in the late teens and early twenties.
- Although estimates of its prevalence vary widely, it is the most common gynaecological problem in women of all ages and races.
- Secondary dysmenorrhoea results from specific pelvic pathology, eg. endometriosis
Diagnosis Of Primary Dysmenorrhoea4
- The diagnosis of primary dysmenorrhoea is based on clinical history and physical examination
- A family history may be helpful in differentiating primary from secondary dysmenorrhoea
- Some of the risk factors include irregular menstrual cycles, clinically suspected pelvic inflammatory disease.
- This clinical diagnosis should exclude conditions which may have a similar clinical presentation, such as: pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain.
Treatment Of Primary Dysmenorrhoea4
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are recommended as the first line treatment for primary dysmenorrhoea.
- The choice of NSAID should be based on effectiveness and tolerability for the individual patient.
- Oral, intravaginal, and intra-uterine hormonal contraceptives have also been recommended in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhoea
How To Take SALOME™ MENSTRUAL PAIN
- Always take SALOME™ MENSTRUAL PAIN exactly as your doctor has instructed you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.
- The usual dose is 1 – 2 capsules three times daily
If You Take More SALOME™ MENSTRUAL PAIN Than You Should
- No case of overdose has been reported. In the event of overdosage, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If neither is available, contact the nearest hospital or poison control centre.
If You Forget To Take SALOME™ MENSTRUAL PAIN:
- Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten individual doses.
Complementary Medicine: Health Supplement D 33.6 Western Herbal Medicine.
SALOMETM MENSTRUAL PAIN. Each capsule contains Yarrow Dry extract Ratio 4:1 [Achillea millefolium L.] 250 mg.
This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.