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Schwabe News Volume 4 | Issue 2 | February 2013

Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan®

Introduction

Dysmenorrhoea is a term used to describe painful menstrual bleeding which commences premenstrually and as a rule peaks on the 1st and 2nd day of bleeding.  There are two different types of dysmenorrhoea distinguished on the basis of temporal factors.  Primary dysmenorrhoea sets in with the onset of menarche and secondary dysmenorrhoea sets in later stage.  Aetiological factors are organic changes in the uterus or cycle related functional complaints or major pathologic changers to other diseases.  However, psychic reasons are increasingly being regarded as being the cause of dysmenorrhoea. Non-organic functional dysmenorrhoea is often related to the ovulatory cycle and increased endometrial formation of prostaglandin, they contribute to hyperactivity of the uterus. The guiding principle for the composition of Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan was to ensure that each individual component contributed positively to the overall effect of the combination and that the medicine was safe. The therapeutic components Magnesium phosphoricum, Chamomilla, Colocynthis, Potentilla and Aesculus are proven homoeopathic remedies.  They complement one another when used for treating painful menstrual bleeding (dysmenorrhoea) accompanied by premenstrual symptoms such as abdominal and back pain, cramps and vegetative dysfunction. No undesirable side effects related to the use of Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan have been observed.  

Indications:   Functional dysmenorrhoea and related problems.

Composition: Each tablet of 250 mg contains: Magnesium phosphoricum 2x 25 mg; Chamomilla 2x 25 mg; Colocynthis 3x 25 mg; Potentilla anserine f 100 mg; Aesculus hippocastanum 1x 25mg; Excipients Q. S. 250 mg.

Proven indications of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action: 

Magnesium phosphoricum: It is indicated for cramps, colics, neuralgias, and inward shooting pains.  It is specially used for menstrual pain, ovarian neuralgia and vaginismus.

Chamomilla: It is useful to calm down nervous irritability, nervous hypersensibility and covers dysmenorrhoea with colic like pain and dark bleeding.  It is indicated for uterine haemorrhage, profuse clotted discharge of dark blood with labour- like pain, which is spasmodic in nature.

Colocynthis: It has effect in reducing, pain in the abdominal and pelvic regions, restlessness and bearing down pain specially where the person wants the abdomen to be supported.

Potentilla anserina: The drug has a long history of use to ease colic and menstrual pains.  It has astringent, haemostatic and antispasmodic action.

Aesculus hippocastanum: A drug of established value and organ specificity to veins, it is indicated in venous stasis and related problems.  It has astringent, haemostatic and antispasmodic action.  It is also indicated for throbbing pain, behind symphysis pubis, sacro-illiac pain, and dark yellow leucorrhoea, which is corroding and generally troubles after menses.  It covers backache of dysmenorrhoea, painful bleeding, constipation and enhances the resistance of vessels against permeability and controls painful venous congestion in small pelvis.  It checks the formation of oedema and widening of the capillaries and prevents venous states.  It relieves in this way the pronounced pains in the small of the back and the ileosacral joints.

Dosage:  Unless otherwise prescribed by the physician, 1–2 tablets hourly during 1-2 days (acute problems) and 1-2 tablets three times daily as the improvement takes place.  Long–term treatment with Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan in consultation with the physician is recommended, specially in case of chronic functional dysmenorrhoea.

Side effects: No side effects of Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan are known.

Contra-indications: No contra-indications for the use of Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan are known.

Interactions: None known up to present.

Presentation: Bottle of 20gm.

Source: Product Leaflet, Magnesium Phosphoricum Pentarkan®, Dr. Willmar Schwabe India Pvt. Ltd. A-36, Sector 60, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.