What is the focus of treatment of primary dysmenorrhea?

Updated: Sep 23, 2019
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Treatment of primary dysmenorrhea is directed at providing relief from the cramping pelvic pain and associated symptoms that typically accompany or immediately precede the onset of menstrual flow. To date, pharmacotherapy has been the most reliable and effective treatment for relieving dysmenorrhea. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and combination oral contraceptives (OCs) are the most commonly used therapeutic modalities for the management of primary dysmenorrhea.

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