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Premenstrual Syndrome (Premenstrual Tension) Summary

Description: A combination of distressing physical, psychologic, or behavioral changes that occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of PMS are diverse (such as pain, water-retention, anxiety, cravings, and depression) and they diminish markedly 2 or 3 days after the initiation of menses.

Also Known As: Premenstrual Tension; Syndrome, Premenstrual; Premenstrual Syndromes; Premenstrual Tensions; Syndromes, Premenstrual Show All >>

Networked: 796 relevant articles (73 outcomes, 144 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Premenstrual Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Progesterone : 6 outcomes 13 studies in 89 results : FDA 11 Generic
  2. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 27 results : FDA 2
  3. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 35 results : IBA
  4. Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 16 results : IBA
  5. Calcium : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 21 results : IBA
  6. Antidepressive Agents (Antidepressants) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 12 results : IBA
  7. Vitamin B 6 : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 17 results : IBA
  8. Fluoxetine (Prozac) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 18 results : FDA 51 Generic
  9. Estrogens (Estrogen) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 39 results : FDA 1
  10. Pyridoxine (Pyridoxin) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 16 results : FDA 27 Generic
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Diseases Related to Premenstrual Syndrome

  1. Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain)
  2. Pain (Aches)
  3. Acne Vulgaris
  4. Migraine Disorders (Migraine)
  5. Breast Diseases (Breast Disease)
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Key Therapies for Premenstrual Syndrome

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  1. Ovariectomy (Oophorectomy) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results
  2. Estrogen Replacement Therapy : 1 outcome 3 studies in 4 results
  3. Contraception (Birth Control) : 1 outcome 1 study in 21 results
  4. Hysterectomy : 1 outcome 1 study in 15 results
  5. Massage (Reflexology) : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results
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