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Naafe M, Kariman N, Keshavarz Z, Mojab F, Chaibakhsh S. Considering the Effect of Hydro Alcoholic Extract of Capsella Bursa Pastoris on Menorrhagia. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2016; 19 (1) :86-94
URL: http://amuj.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-3263-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , n_kariman@sbmu.ac.ir
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Background: Heavy menstrual bleeding has a negative impact on quality of life. In this study, the effect of hydroalcoholic extract of capsella bursa pastoris on menorrhagia is evaluated.

Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was carried out on 90 women with complaint of heavy menstrual bleeding. Samples, after a control cycle of primary bleeding, were randomly divided to capsella bursa pastoris and control groups. Both groups were subjected to mefenamic acid treatment with 500 mg every 8 hours, from the first day to the end of bleeding, up to seven days, for two consecutive cycles. In capsella bursa pastoris group, in addition to mefenamic acid, capsella bursa pastoris capsule 500 mg every12 hours, from the first day to the end of bleeding, up to seven days, was prescribed. In control group, instead of capsella bursa pastoris capsules,it,s placebo was prescribed with the same order. Data were checked and compared before and after treatment using SPSS software.

Results: The average amount of bleeding reduced in capsella bursa pastoris group from 135.27 in control cycle to 69.13 in third cycle and in control group reduced from 133.91 to 75.44 in third cycle(p<0.001). The average duration of bleeding was reduced in capsella bursa pastoris group from 7.38 in control cycle to 5.40 in third cycle and in control group was reduced from 6.91 to 5.31 in third cycle(p<0.001).

Conclusion: It seems that the extract of capsella bursa pastoris can be effective in reducing the amount and duration of bleeding in women of reproductive age with heavy menstrual bleeding.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Obstetrics & Gynocology
Received: 2014/11/9 | Accepted: 2016/01/17 | Published: 2016/03/14

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