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Aleve Or Advil For Menstrual Cramps
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
They are similar: It is preference.Get a more detailed answer ›
I just took two Advil for menstrual cramps, and I need to take ceftin (cefuroxime) for my sinus infection. Can i?
Other ways: To offset the pain should be explored because 3 Aleve could be on track to irritate your stomach lining and ulcer creation if this becomes a habit. Other maneuvers: alternate nsaid with tylenol (acetaminophen) (keep under 1-2 grams per day), use the pain relievers very early to get maximum effects, stay away from cigarettes and cut down on caffeine, use warm compresses or a heating pad on your back, and try warm baths. Regular exercise. Consult with your ob/gyn for further recommendations. ...Read more
I took two Midols for menstrual cramps and it's been a hour and a half and I still have cramps, could I take an Advil any time soon?
Midol/Advil dosing: There are different formulations of Midol that either have acetamenophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen in them. Please take a look at the active ingredients to see which main pain reliever it contains. If Ibuprofen, it usually contains 200mg per gel cap. You probably have taken 400mg and could take another 2 Advil of 200mg ibuprofen apiece, if you have no history of liver disease, Also try applying heat ...Read more
I'm having surgery in a week and a half. Told not to take ibruprofin, aleve or asprin, week before. What can I take instead of menstrual cramps?
At 7pm yesterday I took 2 Aleve (naproxen). I then took 1 at 1pm today. I'm having very bad menstrual cramps is it ok to take 2 at 9pm tonight?
Drug interactions.: 'Using naproxen together with ciprofloxacin may increase the effects of ciprofloxacin. Contact your doctor if you experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures. If you have a history of seizures you may be at a greater risk. ' per Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. Http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=672-0, 1690-2475 ...Read more
I drank a pint of hard cider 5 hours ago, took about an hour to finish it, is it okay to take Aleve (naproxen) now for my menstrual cramps?
I have a red/bloodshot eye (R Eye only). I landed 2 hrs ago after a 5 hour plane ride. I'm taking Advil (less than daily max) for menstrual cramps...
Red eye: T? his could represent the effect of a dry eye with low humidity in the airplane environment affecting one ye more noticeable than the other, or it could be the effect of a conjunctivitis, if there is crusting or a discharge. An ophthalmologist can provide you with an answer and appropriate therapy. ...Read more
I am having bad menstrual cramps I just took a 500mg of acetaminophen and 0 mg of naproxen. Do you know if this combination is harmful?
Be careful mixing:
Discuss with your obgyn. Their are better treatments. Too much Acetaminophen can hurt the liver and too much Naproxen can hurt the kidney. If they are to be used together you need to know the limits and this needs to be set by your doctor.
This one time event is probably ok. But see your obgyn asap. ...Read more
Hi. I am a college golfer. I am just curious. For menstral cramps what is better Alieve or Advil (ibuprofen). I want something to work fast for when I golf.
No major difference: Both can be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
I get really painful menstrual cramps and have tried cocodamol, ibuprofen and naproxen. Nothing is working, is there anything I can try?
Need exam: Those must be very painful cramps to not be controlled with those meds. Your symptroms are not common, it is time to find out why --get an exam. ...Read more
Ever since I had my son, my menstrual cramps are very painful each month. I can monitor the pain with ibuprofen or naproxen but why would that be?
How long ago did you: Have your son! Very important. Apart from your cramping you did not specify other alterations in your periods. Talk to your doc about this with more detail! Best. ...Read more
Excruciating menstrual cramps. Anything stronger than ibuprofen or naproxen that won't cause problems with mental alertness? Need to function at work
Hormonal Rx: The original research for hormonal preparations was an effort to find something that would control the pain & cramping associated with menses. As the research progressed & they found it helpful, they also found ladies weren't getting pregnant. So bcp's become more popular for their side effect than their original use. Ocp/bcp's can help. Discuss with your dr. ...Read more
What can I use to help severe menstrual cramping? Normal pain relievers like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) don't work for me.
Agree w Dr. Lewis: 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 can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
My girlfriend has really bad mestrual cramps. She just took 3 200mg ibuprofen but the pain isn't going away. Can she take a 500mg dosis of naproxen?
I just took (2) two 325mg tablets of Aspirin for menstral cramps and I want to know when will it be safe to take Naproxen or Ibuprofen?
Not for a day: Will it be safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is ibuprofen (Advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to Reye's disease like aspirin?
I just got my Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted today and am having terrible cramps. I took 550 mg naproxen 2 hours ago but it is not helping, can I take Advil too?
How can I differentiate between primary and secondary dysmenorrhea? I get bad cramps 1 or 2 days of cycle but ALWAYS feel comfort with just 1 advil
Yours Primary Dysmen: Primary Dysmenorrhea is defined as cramping pain in lower abdomen occurring just before and during the menstruation in the absence of any disease. Secondary Dysmenorrhea is when the symptoms are caused by a disorder in woman's reproductive system such as Endometriosis, fibroid uterus, Adenomycosis or infection. Your case fits in the Primary Dysmenorrhea ...Read more
I'm having extreme menstrual pain, is there any fast way I can help stop the pain? I took aleve (naproxen) about 10 minutes ago and they just seem to get worse.
Menstrual pain: If this is unusual for you perhaps it's not cramps and I would get examined. If this is your usual pain then follow up with your healthcare for an exam to be sure it's not something else. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
You can: Crushing the tablet to mix in water and then drinking it rather than swallowing the pill only mildly alters the actual efficacy due to the loss of protective coating which extends the absorption to maximize physiological response from its absorption starting in the stomach. ...Read more
I took pamprin for menstrual cramps about six hours ago, I waited about three hours and then took Advil (ibuprofen) liqui-gels, started to feel dizzy, is this ok?
Ok: Try a hot bath a pulling your legs up to your chest itigjt help too! ...Read more
Are herbal supplements like evening primrose oil as effective as Advil (ibuprofen) for treating intense menstrual cramps?
Not effective: Herbal supplements have not been shown to be effective in scientific trials. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more