Comparison of the
Comparison of the Effects of Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Ibuprofen on Primary Dysmenorrehea
Kooshki A1*, Tofighiyan T2, Rakhshani M H2.
1. Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran
2. Department of nursing, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran
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Abstract: Dysmenorrhea is common gynecological problem among women. This study was done to examine the effects omega-3 fatty acid compared to ibuprofen on dysmenorrhea. A double- blind crossover study was conducted among 18-22 years old female student. Women assigned to group 1 received 2 omega-3 capsules daily in the morning and night after food for 2 month and group 2 receive 400 mg ibuprofen very 8 hours in three days. It was a one month washout period. Then each group received drug other group. Data were gathered the start, after 8 and 20 weeks by using the Cox Menstrual Symptom Scale questionare. Data were analyzed using spss 16.0 via Paired t- test and Repeated Measurement. The mean age of students was 20.35 ± 1.03 years and their mean BMI was 21.03 ± 2.40 kg /m2. Result showed a marked reduction in pain intensity after treatment with omega-3(P<0.05). Also our results indicate that in the first day(P=0.28), the second day(P=0.30) and the third day(P=0.67) of menstruation, the effect of omega-3 and ibuprofen was similar. The results indicate that dietary supplementation with omeg-3 fatty acid can reduced noticeable pain as ibuprofen among young women with primary dysmenorrhea.
[Kooshki A, Tofighiyan T, Rakhshani M H. Comparison of the Effects of Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Ibuprofen on primary dysmenorrehea. Life Sci J 2013;10(4s):1-3] (ISSN:1097-8135) http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 1
Key word: Dysmenorrhea, Omega-3, ibuprofen