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took first dose ever of 220mg 6 hrs ago. 2 hours ago took 500mg tylenol- didn't help menstrual cramps. just took 400mg advil (ibuprofen). is this ok?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
OK: OK for now, but I wouldn't take any more medicine for cramps for at least six hours. Try a hot water bottle or warm bath.

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