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Comparison of fennel and the drug mefenamic acid on pain intensity of menstrual cramps

East Mediterr Health J. 2006 May-Jul;12(3-4):423-7.

Comparison of the effectiveness of fennel and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug mefenamic acid on pain intensity in dysmenorrhoea.

Modaress Nejad V, Asadipour M.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kerman University of Medial Sciences and Health Services, Kerman, Islamic Republic of Iran.

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.

PMID: 17037712 [PubMed - in process]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=17037712&query_hl=15&itool=pubmed_docsum



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