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Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more
Depends: The answer to this question depends on why you are asking. Obviously the number of pills you take will define the dose, or strength. Be cautioned however that almost all medications have side effects, many of which, given a high enough dose or a long enough exposure period, can be health harmful. Also do not mask pain but rather find the source and treat appropiately. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on source/cause of pain.Strongest narcotic regularly used is probably Fentanyl which does not come as a pill, but as a patch.Oxycodone & combinations of it like Percodan/Percocet come as a pill-but even these aren't as good as simple ibuprofen for some types of pain that are inflammatory.Also, some people just respond better to one med than another.Talk w/your dr. if you need pain relief. ...Read more
NSAID's & Tylenol (acetaminophen): Nsaid's stand for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which help reduce pain via decreasing concentration of inflammatory markers. Tyelnol has been used as a pain killer for a very long time but seems to do a better job at reducing fever. Otc these oral medications are your best options. Topical drugs that are applied to skin such as biofreeze have been helpful as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely yes: The question if why you want it. If you find the cause of the pain and heal that the pain goes away without the need for pain killers which only treat the symptoms. ...Read more
You may be surprised: but hypnosis is the strongest over the counter pain reliever. An easy to learn natural process which can be used to reduce/manage chronic pain (migraines), do dental work, even as anesthesia for operations (although I have never been brave enough to try that!). There are no side effects and it is non-addictive. Speak with a trained clinical psychologist about how it could help you reduce your pain ...Read more
Indomethacin: Of all the NSAIDs, indomethacin is the most potent inhibitor of the cyclooxygenase enzyme and is the most effective in relieving inflammation. When pain is accompanied by inflammation, indomethacin is more effective than ibuprofen. Although indomethacin has many desirable features, its use may be limited by marked GI effects. Talk to your PCP for more information. ...Read more
No major difference: Both can be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain/pain: Dysmenorrhea is a symptom and endometriosis is a disease. Dysmenorrhea can be caused by a number of conditions including endometriosis, fibroid tumors, adenomyosis--endometriosis may be present without any dysmenorrhea. I just upgraded a woman with stage iv-horrendous endometriosis in an rn who had no symptoms at all-just wanted a baby-i hope this helps. ...Read more
Is there really any difference between 600, and 800 mg ibuprofen? What is the strongest NSAID available OTC?
Minimal: I believe there is minimal difference between the 2 dosages but some people might feel a little better with the 800 mg vs the 600 mg. Aleve is the other most common NSAID and again I think the compatible. Some people may respond better to one versus another. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty Effective: All of the standard nsaid's are fairly effective for menstrual cramps. This would not be my choice of an NSAID for this indication as i believe that it has more GI side effects. You might consider Ibuprofen or naproxen. All of these meds should be used cautiously as they can cause GI ulcers. Probably should have to take for more than 4 or 5 days. If you need them for more than this, see your dr. ...Read more
Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an effective pain reliever other than for headaches?
Yes: Esgic, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) also known by the name Fioricet contains butalbital (a barbiturate), caffeine and acetaminophen. It can help for pain other then headache. You have to be very cautious with barbiturates however. They can cause significant CNS depression. And if used too often can cause rebound headaches. It would be safer to use Acetaminophen or an NSAID alone. ...Read more
No longer used in US: This medication is not in the U.S. but remains throughout the rest of the world as an analgesic mostly associated with postoperative or perioperative pain relief. It comes as an IV so is considered a resonably potent type of drug for pain relief though less than narcotics since it is not a narcotic. I would agree that it would be considered to have more analgesic power than straight paracetamol ...Read more