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Volume 25, Issue 4 (Nov 2014)


Review on treatment of premenstrual syndrome: from conventional to alternative approach

Rohit Kumar Verma
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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/ Dinesh Kumar Chellappan
  • Department of Life Sciences, School of Pharmacy, International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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/ Awanish Kumar Pandey
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Published Online: 2014-03-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbcpp-2013-0072


Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the most common problem associated with women’s health. Most women take alternative therapies for the treatment of PMS along with conventional therapies. A literature search was conducted which investigated various conventional and alternative therapies for the treatment of PMS. Web- and manual-based literature surveys were conducted to assess the information available on conventional and alternative treatment of PMS. Pubmed, Scopus, and Google scholar databases were screened, using the terms ‘PMS and its management’, ‘pharmacotherapy of PMS’, ‘Alternative therapies for the treatment of PMS’. Publications with abstract/full articles and books were reviewed. Based on the available literature, there have been randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and high levels of evidence studies. The review addressed that drosperinone with ethinylestradiol has shown great improvement in symptoms of PMS in various RCTs. Among the alternative therapies use of micronutrients and herbs were found effective in treatment for symptoms of PMS.

Keywords: alternative therapies; herbs; micronutrients; premenstrual syndrome


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Corresponding author: Awanish Kumar Pandey, Department of Pharmacy, Institute of Technology and Management, GIDA, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, 273209, E-mail:

Received: 2013-05-22

Accepted: 2014-01-17

Published Online: 2014-03-12

Published in Print: 2014-11-01

Citation Information: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology, ISSN (Online) 2191-0286, ISSN (Print) 0792-6855, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jbcpp-2013-0072.

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