Dysmenorrhoea, commonly referred to as painful menstrual cramps, is a common gynaecological problem reported by women in their reproductive years. This article provides an overview of primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea, including the differential diagnosis and management. Treatment of dysmenorrhoea is aimed at providing symptomatic relief and to inhibit the underlying processes causing the symptoms. The role of the pharmacist in offering care and advice to patients, especially with the use of over-the-counter medicines, is described.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
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