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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Can ibuprofen stop your period?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Does taking ibuprofen stop your period?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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?

Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
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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. Elizabeth Wallen
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Today is first day of my period but I have very very important pooja day after tomorrow so I should stop period..I heard using ibuprofen thrice daily?

Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Today is first day of my period but I have very very important pooja day after tomorrow so I should stop period..I heard using ibuprofen thrice daily?

Sorry: It won't work. Your period has come and it's going to last however long it's going to last. ...Read more

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
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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?

Dr. Jalal Zuberi
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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?

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. Heidi Fowler
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Can taking ibuprofen stop my period?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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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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Dr. David Cohen
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If i take an ibuprofen while spotting on my period will it stop it?

Dr. David Cohen
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No: It will not stop your period. It should reduce some of the pain. ...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?

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?

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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