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Title: Comparison of the effectiveness of fennel and mefenamic acid on pain intensity in dysmenorrhoea
Authors: Modaress Nejad, V.
Asadipour, M.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: A study in Kerman, Islamic Republic of Iran in 2002 compared the effectiveness of fennel and mefenamic acid on pain relief in primary dysmenorrhoea. Two groups of high-school girls [mean age 13 years] suffering dysmenorrhoea were randomized to receive fennel extract [n = 55] or mefenamic acid [n = 55] for 2 months. In the fennel group, 80% of girls and in the mefenamic acid group, 73% of girls showed complete pain relief or pain decrease, while 80% in the fennel group and 62% in the mefenamic acid group no longer needed to rest. There was no significant difference between the 2 groups in the level of pain relief
Description: 423-427
Keywords: Mefenamic Acid
Phytotherapy
Plant Oils
Plants, Medicinal
Treatment Outcome
Subject: Dysmenorrhea
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117102
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1203_4/12_3-4_2006_423_427.pdf
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