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Tylenol Vs Advil For Menstrual Cramps
Took first dose ever of 220mg 6 hrs ago. 2 hours ago took 500mg Tylenol- didn't help menstrual cramps. Just took 400mg Advil (ibuprofen). Is this ok?
OK: OK for now, but I wouldn't take any more medicine for cramps for at least six hours. Try a hot water bottle or warm bath. ...Read more
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I get terrible menstrual cramps, which do not go away with advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, midal, or a heating pad. What should I do to relieve my pain?
Try OCPs: Start taking oral contraceptive pills not for birth control, but for period control. You may have better luck with prescription anaprox (naproxen) ds. Another option would be to start Depo Provera injections every 3 months - most women stop having periods altogether. In your case, if you are not having periods, you will not be having severe menstrual pain. ...Read more
I just took two Advil for menstrual cramps, and I need to take ceftin (cefuroxime) for my sinus infection. Can i?
Having horrible menstrual cramps... Does Tylenol (acetaminophen) not work for cramps? It didn't even put a dent in the pain.
I took two Midols for menstrual cramps and it's been a hour and a half and I still have cramps, could I take an Advil any time soon?
Midol/Advil dosing: There are different formulations of Midol that either have acetamenophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen in them. Please take a look at the active ingredients to see which main pain reliever it contains. If Ibuprofen, it usually contains 200mg per gel cap. You probably have taken 400mg and could take another 2 Advil of 200mg ibuprofen apiece, if you have no history of liver disease, Also try applying heat ...Read more
I have terrible menstrual cramps. I've tried taking things like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and midol, but it doesn't help. What else can I try?
For any medications: To work effectively, they have to be the right dosage and taken on a regular basis. At times these may not work, you will then need to discuss with your physician for alternatives. Possibly work up to find cause for severe dysmenorrhea. Birth control pills have been prescribed for this. Please consult with your doctor to discuss pros and cons. ...Read more
My friend 24, was up all last night w/ menstrual cramps, she takes tylenol (acetaminophen) it doesn't help much & also is allergic to Red Dye. Are there alternatives?
Ibuprofen: Tylenol (acetaminophen) lacks the specific anti inflammatory med needed to deal with the cramping.Ibuprofen (looks red but this is not red dye) and naproxen (bluish pill) both have anti-prostaglandin effects needed to do the job. If started before the cycle starts until the day after it stops will control the pain in many women. ...Read more
I am experiencing really bad menstrual cramps. I have really bad gas. I have taken a tylenol (acetaminophen) already. What should I do?
NSAIDS: Nsaids like advil/motrin/ibuprofen are great for treating menstrual cramps, and they are over the counter. Some people can't take these medications - check with your doctor to see if these meds are safe for you to take. Perhaps these cramps are related to your bowels, and not menstrual cramps. You may want to check with your doctor so that you are treating the right cause. ...Read more
I have bad menstrual cramps and acne only during my period what can I take for that. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and other OTC drugs don't work.?
See your doc: Your gyn can prescribe stronger pain medicines to help with your cramping. ...Read more
I have a red/bloodshot eye (R Eye only). I landed 2 hrs ago after a 5 hour plane ride. I'm taking Advil (less than daily max) for menstrual cramps...
Red eye: T? his could represent the effect of a dry eye with low humidity in the airplane environment affecting one ye more noticeable than the other, or it could be the effect of a conjunctivitis, if there is crusting or a discharge. An ophthalmologist can provide you with an answer and appropriate therapy. ...Read more
Why am I having stomach pains for a few days now can't sleep at night. I've been taking midol for my menstrual cramps and Tylenol (acetaminophen) for my headaches?
Menstrual cramps: You may need bcp to prevent menstrual cramps or decrease the severity of the menstrual cramps. Please call your doctor and discuss it with your doctor as soon as possible. If you want to discuss shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www. Healthtap. Com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more
My friend 24 was unable to sleep last night w/ menstrual cramps. Can take tylenol (acetaminophen) but not ibuprofen & allergic to red dye, what are alternatives?
Hard to know: Depends on the nature of the ibuprofen allergy. Are all NSAIDs "off the table"? Sometimes, if really just a hypersensitivity to normal pharmacological side effects (which can include hives in the case of nsaids), then co-management of the side effects is possible if nsaids are needed. If ibuprofen specific allergy, then naproxen may be tolerated (otc). Also, tylenol (acetaminophen) without red dye is available. ...Read more
I have a kidney stone and menstral cramps. I am in horrible pain. Can I take 800mg of ibuprofen and 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) together?
No: If the pain is so bad, you may wish to visit emergency room of a hospital. Take only one of the medications you mentioned, not both, and if that does not help, it would be prudent to seek medical care. ...Read more
I always take medication (advil or Tylenol) for my period cramps. Can this indicate too high prostaglandins?
Period cramps: Prostaglandins can create severe uterine contractions, causing cramps. Endometriosis is a condition which can produce ever increasing menstrual cramps, and can lead to infertility. Talk with your gyn provider about low dose oral contraceptives, which can reduce your cramps, and protect your fertility capacity. ...Read more
Not quite severe, but very bad. The slider only lets you choose no pain or severe pain. It's my right upper back just left of my right shoulder blade. Feels like a cramp. Heat, Advil, and Tylenol haven't helped.
Which pain killer is safe to use with chronic gastritis? Have been using Acetaminophen for Menstrual Cramps with no relief.
NSAIDs: You need a NSAID for dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps). There are some combination products available now that include a NSAID such as ibuprofen with a medicine to protect your stomach. Discuss this with your doctor since a prescription is required. Hope this helps and your next period is better. ...Read more
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My menstrual cramps are gettingworse. I took ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) headache thinking it would help the cramps too, it didnt. I had to leave work, what can I do?
Dysmenorrhea: Try nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. 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. ...Read more
I am having bad menstrual cramps I just took a 500mg of acetaminophen and 0 mg of naproxen. Do you know if this combination is harmful?
Be careful mixing:
Discuss with your obgyn. Their are better treatments. Too much Acetaminophen can hurt the liver and too much Naproxen can hurt the kidney. If they are to be used together you need to know the limits and this needs to be set by your doctor.
This one time event is probably ok. But see your obgyn asap. ...Read more
Is it safe to take acetaminophen 500 mg caffeine 60 mg Pyrilamine maleate 15 mg midol pill for menstrual cramps while on seroquel (quetiapine)?
Excedrin/Seroquel: Should be safe, as prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: Only if prescribed by an md to you for that reason. ...Read more
Ibuprofen might be: More effective. 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 v pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
How can I differentiate between primary and secondary dysmenorrhea? I get bad cramps 1 or 2 days of cycle but ALWAYS feel comfort with just 1 advil
Yours Primary Dysmen: Primary Dysmenorrhea is defined as cramping pain in lower abdomen occurring just before and during the menstruation in the absence of any disease. Secondary Dysmenorrhea is when the symptoms are caused by a disorder in woman's reproductive system such as Endometriosis, fibroid uterus, Adenomycosis or infection. Your case fits in the Primary Dysmenorrhea ...Read more
You can: Crushing the tablet to mix in water and then drinking it rather than swallowing the pill only mildly alters the actual efficacy due to the loss of protective coating which extends the absorption to maximize physiological response from its absorption starting in the stomach. ...Read more
I took pamprin for menstrual cramps about six hours ago, I waited about three hours and then took Advil (ibuprofen) liqui-gels, started to feel dizzy, is this ok?
Ok: Try a hot bath a pulling your legs up to your chest itigjt help too! ...Read more
I have massive period stomach & back cramps & bleeding heavy. I've taken tynenol & Advil (ibuprofen) but not helpng at all. What can I do or take to relieve pain?
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
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