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i have really bad menstrual cramps and i want to take midol but i haven't eaten anything yet. is that okay?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Okay: Midol contains Acetaminophen 500 mg (pain reliever), Caffeine 60 mg (stimulant), and Pyrilamine maleate 15 mg (antihistamine). They can be taken on an empty stomach. However NSAIDS - ibuprofen/naproxen may help more, but they need to be taken with food to reduce gastric irritation.

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