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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Can ibuprofen stop your period?

Can ibuprofen stop your period?

No, but : Ibuprofen will no stop your period but will make your period lighter. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does taking ibuprofen stop your period?

Does taking ibuprofen stop your period?

Review of literature: Indicates that Ibuprofen does not stop menstruation. It can decrease pain due to pms or menses ; reduce excess menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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How does ibuprofen stop period?

How does ibuprofen stop period?

Review of literature: Did not show that Ibuprofen stops menses. However it can be used to reduce flow when there is excessive menstrual blood loss ; can decrease pain due to menses and pms. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
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How much ibuprofen will it take to stop a period?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is used to control pain during menstruation, it is not used to actually stop a menstrual period. Taking NSAID have been linked to decreased menstrual flow, especially Mefenamic Acid (ponstel), but not to the point to acutally stop it. See your obgyn for more info. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Wodi
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Does ibuprofen stop or lighten your period?

Ibuprofen & Period: Ibuprofen has been shown to reduce the severity of menstrual bleeding in certain women with heavy menstrual bleeding (hmb) if taken about a day before menstruation. Ibuprofen acts by inhibiting prostaglandins, the same mechanism through which it also reduces menstrual cramps. If you have hmb see your obgyn to determine the cause and management modality. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can taking ibuprofen stop my period?

Can taking ibuprofen stop my period?

Review of literature: Indicates that Ibuprofen does not stop one's period. However, it can reduce bleeding in cases of excess menstrual bleeding ; decrease pain due to menses ; pms. ...Read more

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Took ibuprofen at the beginning of my period which made it stop for 2 days then came back. Is this normal?

Took ibuprofen at the beginning of my period which made it stop for 2 days then came back. Is this normal?

May be: The hormone prostaglandin in your body that helps your smooth muscles (such as muscles in your stomach or uterus) know when to contract and when to relax. Ibuprofen can inhibit prostaglandin from doing its job, and the result will sometimes mean that if you take ibuprofen while on your period, the flow may be stopped completely. U can see his sometimes with Tylenol as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Why does your period stop/slow down when taking ibuprofen? Does that mean your uterine lining is thin/not there? Okay to conceive soon after?

Why does your period stop/slow down when taking ibuprofen? Does that mean your uterine lining is thin/not there? Okay to conceive soon after?

NSAIDs are okay: Ibuprofen is in the NSAID family; one action is to reduce production of prostaglandins/prostacyclins (pg.) these pg cause constriction and/or relaxing of blood vessels, which is how nsaids can work by correcting prostaglandin imbalances and causing vasoconstriction (less bleeding.) no, it doesn't thin your lining unnaturally, and you can try conceiving anytime afterwards. ...Read more

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