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2024 Mar 04

Expert Opin Investig Drugs


Investigational drugs for the treatment of dysmenorrhea.


Mardon AK, Whitaker L, Farooqi T, Girling J, Henry C, Ee C, Tewhaiti-Smith J, Armour M


Dysmenorrhea is the most common cause of gynecological pain among women that has considerable impact on quality of life and psychosocial wellbeing. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and hormonal therapies are most commonly used to treat dysmenorrhea. However, given these drugs are often associated with bothersome side effects and are less effective when there is an underlying cause contributing to dysmenorrhea (e.g. endometriosis), a patient-centered approach to managing dysmenorrhea is important. Various new drugs are currently being investigated for the treatment of primary and secondary dysmenorrhea.