The Pharmacologic Management of Endometriosis

Maria A. Pino, PhD, MS, RPh


US Pharmacist. 2017;42(9):12/16/2017 

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Endometriosis is an estrogen-mediated growth of tissue outside the uterine lining that is characterized by recurring pain. The use of NSAIDs to manage inflammation and the administration of hormonal preparations to inhibit endometrial proliferation should be considered the main pharmacologic treatments for this condition. Pharmacists can play an important role in assessing the efficacy of these therapies, and they can evaluate endometriosis patients taking these medications for contraindications and adverse drug effects.