My friend 24, was up all last night w/ menstrual cramps, she takes tylenol (acetaminophen) it doesnt 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.