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Doctor insights on: Ponstel For Menstrual Cramps

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How does mefenamic acid work for menstrual cramps?

How does mefenamic acid work for menstrual cramps?

NOT: This drug does not work for menstrual cramps. This is use for patient with menorrhagia. It could be use for the first days of your period and decreases the amount of menstrual bleeding. ...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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Can the mefenamic acid decrease the bleeding of menorrhea in menstrual cramps?

Can the mefenamic acid decrease the bleeding of menorrhea in menstrual cramps?

Yes: Mefenamic acid (meclomen) inhibits production of the inflammatory chemicals that participate in breakdown of the endometrial tissue and blood vessels that cause menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Can mefenamic acid affect on the bleeding of menstrual cycle when they are given in the dysmenorrhea?

Can mefenamic acid affect on the bleeding of menstrual cycle when they are given in the dysmenorrhea?

Yes: This medication decreases pain and bleeding during the menstrual cycle. It's a great tool for those women in whom a common medication like Ibuprofen hasn't done enough to help with either bleeding or pain/cramping. Good luck and hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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I used to take meftal spas in india during menstrual cramps. We recently moved to u.S.Can you please suggest tablet which is equivalent to meftal here?

Two ingredients: The medication you described contains 2 different ingredients. One ingredient is sold as Ponstel (mefenamic acid) which is available in the us by prescription only. The other ingredient would not be appropriate to use for menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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How to remove menstrual cramps?

Menstrual cramps: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Nsaid'scan help with pain. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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Why do you have menstrual cramps?

Why do you have menstrual cramps?

Prostaglandins: During the period, a physiologic process occurs which leads to the sloughing (shedding) of the inner lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. What facilitates this involves the production of very powerful chemicals by the body known as prostaglandins. These produce very strong contractions of the uterus which in some women can be as painful as labor. This also explains menstrual diarrhea. ...Read more

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What is the cause of menstrual cramps?

Prostaglandins: Blood and tissue passing through the cervix causes cramping, as does the prostaglandins that are elevated during menstruation. Ibuprofen is an anti-prostaglandin and is the best medication for cramping. Be sure to take 600 or 800 mg in order to ensure you are getting adequate treatment. ...Read more

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How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

How to ease menstrual cramps/pain? Help?

Dysmenorrhea: Painful periods (dysmenorrhea) can be initially treated with over the counter medications like advil, motrin, midol and ibuprofen. The key is to start taking something for them as soon as they start and then take something every 6-8 hours until it ends. If you wait until severe, not much will help. Heat and getting on the birth control pill may also help. ...Read more

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What can be prescribed for menstrual cramps?

What can be prescribed for menstrual cramps?

NSAIDS: The non steroidal anti inflammatory disorder medications are common first line medications for menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen or Naproxen sodium are available otc and can be used without prescription. If started just prior to expected menses they can suppress some of the discomfort before it is established. If not adequate, confer with your doc. ...Read more

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What is the cause of menstrual cramps in virgins?

What is the cause of menstrual cramps in virgins?

Dysmenorrhea: The causes are the same whether you are a virgin or not, although infection is less likely. Range from unknown to anatomical such as cervical problem, to pathological such as endometriosis or fibroids, to infection etc. It is also normal to have menstrual cramps. Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) work well for normal cramping. ...Read more

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What are the causes of really bad menstrual cramps?

What are the causes of really bad menstrual cramps?

Dysmenorrhea: Several reasons- retroverted uterus, poly cystic ovaries, endometriosis. ...Read more

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Is felvin good for menstrual cramps?

Is felvin good for menstrual cramps?

Piroxicam: (Felvin) is an NSAID - so it could help to diminish pain. ...Read more

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What's a great remedy for menstrual cramps?

Remedies: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your doctor’s approval. If you desire non-medication approaches you can discuss use of a >>. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use felvin for menstrual cramps?

Yes, Felvin = NSAID.: 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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How to tell if it's just appendictis or just menstrual cramps?

How to tell if it's just appendictis or just menstrual cramps?

Sometimes: Difficult to tell without blood and imaging tests, even for medical professionals. If you have nausea, vomiting, severe pain, or fever, get to ed right away. ...Read more

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Do piles affect menstrual cramps?

Yes: It can reduce the cramps, and also reduces the amount of blood you are loosing. Make sure you take them daily around the same moment of the day. ...Read more

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Why menstrual cramps cause nausea?

Prostaglandins: Some causes for nausea during your period are dysmenorrhea & endometriosis. Chemicals called prostaglandins are released and can lead to contractions of the uterus, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of menstrual cramps?

How do I get rid of menstrual cramps?

Try other OTC meds: Medications that contain Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be helpful for menstrual cramps. Take as instructed; if you still do not get relief of your pain, see your gyn to discuss prescription-strength medications. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of menstrual cramps?

Several ways: Most women will have improvement in menstrual cramps by taking birth control pills and / or nsaid's such as ibuprofen, Naproxen sodium, etc. ...Read more

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I have menstrual cramps vanginal and anal?

I have menstrual cramps vanginal and anal?

That can happen: Sometimes. Some things to consider to reduce sxs are: 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 >. ...Read more

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Constipation cramps like menstrual cramps?

Constipation cramps like menstrual cramps?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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U can have. Menstrual cramps if u are pregnant?

U can have. Menstrual cramps if u are pregnant?

Be seen: You should not be having cramps while pregnant and they could mean false or true labor pains or potentially miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Yes: Its probably not the best drug for menstrual cramping because it is an opiate, but it can help with pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does the water diet intensify menstrual cramps?

I think so. Trying: To drop body temperature can't possibly help with menstrual cramps. Try heating pad to painful area (don't get burned). Hydrotherapy - warm water on pulsate will also help with cramping. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural cure for menstrual cramps?

Sx relief - not cure: Try: omega- 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Discuss use of a traditional herbal like black cohosh with your doctor. Chamomile tea can be soothing. Sipping green tea can also dissipate pain. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt. A warm bath or heating pad is beneficial. Acupuncture is excellent for dysmenorrhea. ...Read more

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How to get rid of menstrual cramps without medicine?

How to get rid of menstrual cramps without medicine?

Some herbs can help: But you should have an exam and ultrasound and possible blood work to make sure you do not have certain gyn conditions that may require meds or surgery. There are many meds that can help now and it is better to take a med for a few days than to suffer. There is a newer med called Lysteda that slows down bleeding so that usually decreases cramps and many older meds that will help with cramps. ...Read more

Dr. Navita Modi
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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


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Mefenamic Acid (Definition)

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