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Table 6 Drugs used in the management of the pain in the last three menstrual cycle

From: Prevalence of dysmenorrhea among University students in Northern Ghana; its impact and management strategies

Variable Subgroup Number Percentage
Medication used for self –medication Paracetamol 43 41.3
Mefenamic acid preparation 11 10.6
Diclofenac 19 18.3
Hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan) 7 6.7
Ibuprofen 11 10.6
Herbal preparations 4 3.8
Others 9 8.7
Persons who recommended these drugs Self 47 50.5
Prescriber 9 9.7
Nurse 7 7.5
Mother 8 8.6
Friends 9 9.7
Pharmacist 13 14.0
Dosage assessment Correct 44 42.3
Incorrect 60 57.7