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Which is better for menstrual cramps. Aleve (naproxen) or advil?

Which is better for menstrual cramps. Aleve (naproxen) or advil?

Either might work: Both of these are nsaids and either one might work. I would try both and pick the one that works better for you. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

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


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I weigh 119 pounds. Instead of 2 aleve's can I take 3? It's for my menstrual cramps

I weigh 119 pounds. Instead of 2 aleve's can I take 3? It's for my menstrual cramps

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

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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?

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

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Is it safe for me to take aleve (naproxen) for my menstrual cramps while taking cirprofloxacn?

Is it safe for me to take aleve (naproxen) for my menstrual cramps while taking cirprofloxacn?

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

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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...

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

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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

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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.

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.

Either one: Both Aleve (naproxen) and Advil are in the same class of medications. I would recommend trying either Advil 400mg or Aleve (naproxen) 440mg to see what works best for you and stick with it. ...Read more

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I get really painful menstrual cramps and have tried cocodamol, ibuprofen and naproxen. Nothing is working, is there anything I can try?

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

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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

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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

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What can I use to help severe menstrual cramping? Normal pain relievers like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) don't work for me.

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

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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?

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?

Okay: It is okay to take ibuprofen or Naproxen while you have the stomach flu, as it will not lead to Reyes syndrome.
However, these type of medications (NSAIDs) can further irritate your stomach. I would recommend trying acetaminophen first. ...Read more

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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?

Cramps: No that is to soon to take another nonsteroidal. Take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) use heat on your abdomen. If you are still in significant pain call the doctor on call for your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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

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It's my 5th day with severe menstrual cramps but no blood Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't help?

It's my 5th day with severe menstrual cramps but no blood Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't help?

Please see your gyn: Or a gyn u need an exam, blood work and an ultrasound and the gyn can get you on something better than advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I crush midol or Advil (ibuprofen) put it in water and drink it to relieve menstrual cramps?

Can I crush midol or Advil (ibuprofen) put it in water and drink it to relieve menstrual cramps?

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

Ibuprofen (Definition)

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


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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more