This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
All cases of uterine hemorrhage must be carefully considered from every point of view, before resorting to medicinal or local styptic treatment. In a large number of such cases iron is highly useful, but it must not prevent the proper manual and surgical management of, for instance, retained placenta or fibroid growth, nor the depletive treatment of a congested uterus. In menorrhagia occurring in the young or the delicate, and accompanied with a general lax anaemic condition, and often with intercurrent leucorrhoea, the sulphate or perchloride are suitable as internal medicines; the former, with sulphate of magnesia, is especially good. The excessive loss, as well as other and general symptoms which often occur at the climacteric period, may be also relieved by these remedies.