New Device Could More Effectively Alleviate Menstrual Cramp Pain

September 21, 2009
www.eurekalert.org
Jennifer Bender

While most women experience minor pain during menstruation, for others, the pain can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities and require medication. New research to be presented at the 2009 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition will reveal initial findings of safety surrounding a new device that may more effectively treat menstrual pain.

“The goal of our study was to find a better way to treat menstrual cramps,” said Giovanni M. Pauletti, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Cincinnati and the study’s presenter as well as past chair of AAPS’ National Biotechnology Conference Planning Committee. “Existing oral medications cause significant gastrointestinal side effects for women, creating additional discomfort while alleviating menstrual pain. Results from our Phase I clinical trials show that this new vaginal device safely delivers at least 10-times more drug to the uterus as a tablet of equivalent dose.” More…

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