One popular example is Buscopan Venus³, which contains both the antispasmodic agent, Hyoscine-N-butylbromide, and acetaminophen3.
In some cases, doctors recommend oral contraceptives to prevent ovulation and reduce muscle spasms.
However, there are instances when the physician specifically recommends (or the woman prefers) other forms of contraception, such as a skin patch, an intrauterine device, or a vaginal ring.
Along with dietary changes (low fat vegetarian and slight increase in dairy), vitamin therapies might also work in reducing pain². Though it’s worth noting that dairy consumption can increase cramping for some.
Potential vitamins include B1 and B6 with fish oil, vitamin E, and vitamin D3.
Finally, if you’re looking for gamot sa dysmenorrhea, you might want to consider herbal medicines under your doctor’s approval.
- Valerian: It is reported that Valerian herb (Valeriana officinalis) has been used for painful menstruation since the 10th century.
- Passion Flower: Passiflora incarnata or Passion Flower is another herb for painful menstruation, although it’s more popular for its calming and sedative-hypnotic effects.
- Hops: Humulus lupulus is an herb used to treat restlessness, nervousness, and impulsiveness. Reports say it also has analgesic effects.
Valerian, Passion Flower, and Hops are not your typical gamot sa dysmenorrhea, but reports say they also have antispasmodic effects that help relieve menstrual cramps⁴.
Interestingly, many teas and supplements that promote sleep contain all these three herbs.