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Whats best painkiller for dysmenorrhea?

Whats best painkiller for dysmenorrhea?

See below: The answer is the one that works. Nsaids are usually a good starting point. ...Read more

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

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


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What is the strongest OTC pain killer?

What is the strongest OTC pain killer?

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

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What is the strongest painkiller (analgesic)?

What is the strongest painkiller (analgesic)?

Fentanyl: is the most potent of the readily available opioids. Available in a oral preparation and a transdermal patch. ...Read more

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What is the strongest pain killer available?

What is the strongest pain killer available?

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

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What's the strongest non-narcotic pain reliever?

What's the strongest non-narcotic pain reliever?

Injectable NSAIDs?: Toradol ( ketorolac), as an example of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug, is quite often used perioperatively by anesthesiologists as an addition or sometimes alternative to opiods. ...Read more

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What is the strongest OTC pain med?

What is the strongest OTC pain med?

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 more

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Help please! is dihydrocodeine a strong pain killer?

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

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What is the strongest over-the-counter pain reliever?

What is the strongest over-the-counter pain reliever?

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

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Which is stronger & better for pain relief, 800mg ibuprofen or 50mg indomethacin?

Which is stronger & better for pain relief, 800mg ibuprofen or 50mg indomethacin?

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

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Differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

Differences between dysmenorrhea and endometriosis?

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

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Is there really any difference between 600, and 800 mg ibuprofen? What is the strongest NSAID available OTC?

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 more

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How effective is ponstel (mefenamic acid) for period cramps?

How effective is ponstel (mefenamic acid) for period cramps?

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

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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

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Is subutex a strong enough pain killer for fibromyalgia, scoliosis and osteoarthritis?

Is subutex a strong enough pain killer for fibromyalgia, scoliosis and osteoarthritis?

Forget this med: This combination med is used to treat opiate dependency. I have never heard of it used to treat fibromyalgia or oa. ...Read more

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Is metamizole Strong pain reliever? Stronger than paracetamol+codeine ?

Is metamizole Strong pain reliever? Stronger than paracetamol+codeine ?

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

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Are the NSAID's best medicine for period cramps?

Are the NSAID's best medicine for period cramps?

Yes: The active ingredient in Midol is either Ibuprofen or naproxen. These are Non-Steroidal Anti Inflamatories. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

there is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated ...Read more