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.

Related Questions

I have tramadol left over from a previous injury and was wondering if it would be suitable for severe menstrual cramps.

NSAIDs. NSAIDs - Ibuprofen or OTC Naproxen would be traditionally first line for premenstrual cramps and if you can tolerate them. Tramadol is now a controlled substance in most states and if you decide to use it make sure is not expired and also let your prescriber know about using it for a different reason. Read more...

Can I take flexril for menstrual cramps? Would tramadol also be helpful? Are they safe to take together?

Pain management. Both flexiril and transfix should be used cautiously, as they both cause sedation. If you have tried lower strength pain medication alternatives without improvement of your pain, you can try just the Tramdol first and see if it helps. Do not drive while taking either medication and if no improvement, follow back up with your doctor, to entertain other pain management strategies. . Read more...

I have bad menstrual cramps and IC pain. I can't take Motrin or Tramadol. Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help. Don't like Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine. What else can I try?

Menses IC. There are several short and long term treatments for IC, some require an in office procedure to instill these in your bladder, another is in a pill form, all require an evaluation from a specialist, either an OB/GYN or Urologist. Oral contraceptives can reduce menstrual cramping to minimal levels, and there are new procedures that can be performed to reduce menstrual cramping by up to 70%. . Read more...