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Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3(7), 2082-2089; doi:10.3390/ph3072082
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Role of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Gynecology

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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, and the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 21 April 2010 / Revised: 25 June 2010 / Accepted: 29 June 2010 / Published: 5 July 2010
(This article belongs to the collection Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
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Abstract

This review summarizes the current use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in obstetrics, gynecology and infertility. These medications are commonly used in different fields of reproductive medicine, for pain management after operative procedures and to relieve dysmenorrhea. In addition to their analgesic effect, NSAIDs are helpful in the management of menorrhagia by decreasing menstrual blood loss. NSAIDs alleviate pain associated with medical abortion, assist in undertaking natural cycle in-vitro fertilization by preventing follicular rupture and reducing premature ovulation, and serve as tocolytics in preterm labor. New NSAIDs may have a growing role in management of women's health.
Keywords: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; dysmenorrhea; menorrhagia non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; dysmenorrhea; menorrhagia
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Livshits, A.; Seidman, D.S. Role of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Gynecology. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 2082-2089.

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