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midol vs pamprin for cramps

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: I looked at both medications. Some of the ingredients are the same for both, and normally I'd worry that you might get too much of one ingredient from ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Try birth control!: If you don't like having bad cramps associated with your periods, try starting on some birth control pills to regulate your periods and decrease the a ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dysmenorrhea: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caf ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PMS: Some of the PMS symptoms that women have during their cycle include symptoms that are made better with antihistamines like pyrilamine maleate. If mid ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
25 years experience Urogynecology
Cramps: Stop all caffiene, use a heating pad, aerobic exercise and sometimes calcium can be of benefit. Birth control pills can help as well.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
28 years experience Gynecology
NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti- inflammatories can be really helpful for menstrual cramps. Medications such as Ibuprofen advil, motrin, Aleve (naproxen) are in th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Depending on the formulation, midol is either Acetaminophen or naproxen.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Thompson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Try other OTC meds: Medications that contain Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be helpful for menstrual cramps. Take as instructed; if you still do not get relief of your pain, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen (Motrin) is a over the counter prostaglandin inhibitor that can minimize uterine cramping.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
Okay: Midol contains Acetaminophen 500 mg (pain reliever), Caffeine 60 mg (stimulant), and Pyrilamine maleate 15 mg (antihistamine). They can be taken on an ... Read More

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