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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine

In brief: NSAID

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) usually treat cramps very well.
These include ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen (Aleve), both in prescription strength and over-the-counter. Prescription strength NSAID are often required for severe cramps eg. Ibuprofen 600-800 mg up to 3x/day, or Naproxen 500 mg up to 3x/day. Taking one of theses medications 2 days prior to menses can be very helpful.

In brief: NSAID

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) usually treat cramps very well.
These include ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen (Aleve), both in prescription strength and over-the-counter. Prescription strength NSAID are often required for severe cramps eg. Ibuprofen 600-800 mg up to 3x/day, or Naproxen 500 mg up to 3x/day. Taking one of theses medications 2 days prior to menses can be very helpful.
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