The magic pill that could treat period symptoms such as upset stomachs, mood swings, ovary pain etc. could be taken ahead of a woman's period and it could prevent the pain. As an alternative, it could be taken when required, easing pain when the pain hits. Scientists say the pill is very likely to be prescription only and that it could be out on the market in about 4 years. The inventions of the pill are of course sure the pill will work better than any of the drugs or treatments currently available, such as strong painkillers to relaxation techniques and hot water bottles. Currently a large trial is under way and the results will be known later this year. So far preliminary tests were made on small group of women with painful periods, and the results were promising: they showed the pill is to be safe and without any side effects.
The pill works by reducing levels of vasopressin, the hormone controlling the movement of the womb's muscles. The pain is namely caused by the womb contracting during a period, and the pill suppresses the movement of the womb's muscles by controlling and reducing levels of vasopressin. If trials that are about to follow fulfill the promise a company behind the pill, Vantia, could have massive annual income.