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Pamprin Multi Medication
What over-the-counter medication besides Midol, and Pamprin contain acetaminophen, and caffeine to help with the symptoms of periods?
Options: 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
Reye's Syndrome???: This is a condition of post infectious liver failure/brain damage that was at its peak in the late 70"s & seems to have died out. It was most common among school age kids after the flu or chickenpox & associated with Aspirin use. It's decline followed the reduction in Aspirin use in kids. It is rarely used before age 16. I'm not aware that the Aspirin in pamprin is linked to any cases. ...Read more
A # possible: Pamprin side effects can include dizziness, constipation, dry mouth, nervousness, drowsiness & trouble sleeping depending on the formulation. For hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth, tongue or throat – call 911. Concerning sx include severe abdominal pain with dark urine, yellow skin or eyes, loss of appetite, light colored stools or increased bleeding & bruising. ...Read more
No Dayquil: There have been no well-designed studies that prove otc cough and cold meds have any benefit at all, They do cause side effects, and can prolong your cold, make you feel worse than if you had not taken them, and increase your risk of secondary bacterial infections, esp. In kids. Save your money. Pamprin is okay. See http://tinyurl. Com/osmaxzo ...Read more
Yes: Pamprin is naproxen, an anti-inflammatory med for pain, better to be taken with food. Dayquill is used for decongestant, some have mucolytic or Acetaminophen in it. Pls follow instructions as directed, see your dr if symptoms don't improve in the next couple of days. Decongestants not advised to be used for long periods of time due rebound congestion. ...Read more
Pamprin: Best to simply ask a pharmacist at the store but as far as I know YES. Its a pill and not enteric coated. So you can crush it. ...Read more
Menstrual symptoms: Pamprin comes in different formulations and is for relief of menstrual symptoms like cramps, bloating, irritability, fatigue & headache. The “max” formula can be associated with nervousness, increased heartrate or insomnia as it contains caffeine. The “cramp”, “all day” & “max” formulas should not be used by people who are allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more
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Concerns: Not sure what your concerns are, but those two medications with the symptoms you mentioned are not bringing up any red flags in my mind. Rest well, and heal well. Take care. ...Read more
Pamprin/Celexa: Should be ok, as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
Check the label: If the instructions state, the pills have to be swallowed, then take them as such. Chewable pills are available in several categories, however, the label would state it as such. ...Read more
Maybe never: Try a prostaglandin inhibitor such as ibuprofen. Pamprin is a mild analgesic, like aspirin, that does not specifically target the root cause of the cramps, which is prostaglandin. If ibuprofen is not effective, see a GYN MD for an assessment of why the cramps are so severe. ...Read more
Probably: I looked at both medications. Some of the ingredients are the same for both, and normally I'd worry that you might get too much of one ingredient from two different sources, but since both boxes say you can take up to 2 caplets every 6 hours, then I expect that one caplet from each brand at that same frequency would be fine. I would add that a hot water bottle is also very helpful. ...Read more
Combo therapy: The use of these two agents comes in very handy and obtains a better result when just one isn't enough. If you are doing this combination therapy for just a few days per month, then this should't be an issue. Just mind the dosage parameters on the labels as a general guideline for safety. ...Read more
Pamprin: Yes you may take pamprin.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: One should avoid taking more than 1 type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication within days of each other. However, Acetaminophen is not an anti-inflammatory. You should limit your daily intake of Acetaminophen to 3grams (3, 000milligrams)--previous recommendations were 4grams. ...Read more
Absolutely: Yes!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there something besides Midol or Pamprin that I can take for cramps? I try to avoid any caffiene after 2:00.
What do I do? I've taken benadryl, (diphenhydramine) unisom, & pamprin? Is there serious side effects?
How much???: How much of these did you take? Were you trying to overdose? Since you've given no information about amounts, you need to go to the emergency room now. Call 911 if you need to -- do not drive yourself. All 3 could be sedating, but the pamprin contains acetominophen which can be toxic to your liver if enough if consumed. Please get help now. ...Read more