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A 44-year-old member asked:

can excedrin take care of menstrual cramps?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes, may bleed more: Excedrin contains a combination of acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine. This may work in decreasing menstrual pain. The Aspirin may incease your menstrual bleeding. Ibuprofen (advil, Motrin ib) or Naproxen (aleve).

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you take Excedrin for menstrual cramps?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes - other options:: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea.

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Last updated Jul 17, 2019

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