Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is one of the most common problems in women of childbearing age that often interferes with their work and social relationships. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies in the treatment of PMS.
Materials and Methods
Medline, Scopus, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were searched along with SID, Magiran and Irandoc for randomized control trail and non-randomized prospective or retrospective clinical studies published to Dec. 2019 that use Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological treatment for the treatment of PMS in reproductive-age women with PMS. Study selection was done by two reviews.
Findings of the present study revealed that pharmacological treatment of PMS include lithium and fluoxetine and non-pharmacological treatment include herbal remedies: ginger, fennel, chamomile, lavender, dietary supplements: omega-3 capsules, turmeric, citrus sinensis essential oil, carbohydrate-rich foods, soy, behavioral-psychological therapies, exercise activities such as walking and yoga, and minerals (vitamin E, B6, and calcium).
PMS treatment includes pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies. Considering its popularity and fewer complications, non-pharmacological drugs are suggested to improve the symptoms of PMS.