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Which is better for menstrual cramps. Aleve (naproxen) or advil?

Either might work. Both of these are nsaids and either one might work. I would try both and pick the one that works better for you. Read more...
Either is ok. 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 dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. Read more...

What can I use to help severe menstrual cramping? Normal pain relievers like Advil and Aleve (naproxen) don't work for me.

See answer. One should use non-pharmacological measures as an adjunct to any otc and prescription drugs to maximize chance of relief: use a heating pad; drink warm beverages; massage lower abdomen; eat frequent light meals; avoid sugar, alcohol and caffeine, etc. Starting Ibuprofen 400-600 mg 3x/day several days before period onset maximizes its efficacy. Stronger pain meds, anti-depressants, bcps may help. Read more...
Agree w Dr. Lewis. 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 dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. Read more...

At 7pm yesterday I took 2 Aleve (naproxen). I then took 1 at 1pm today. I'm having very bad menstrual cramps is it ok to take 2 at 9pm tonight?

Depends on Dosage. 550 mg naproxen sodium orally once, followed by 550 mg naproxen sodium every 12 hours, or 275 mg (naproxen sodium)/250 mg (naproxen) every 6 to 8 hours as needed. Titrate to a maximum daily dose of 1100 mg naproxen sodium or 1000 mg naproxen. Over-the-counter prep: naproxen sodium 220 mg orally every 8 hours as needed. Do not exceed 2 caplets in any 8- to 12-hour period. http://bit.ly/1AUm9nv. Read more...

Is it safe for me to take aleve (naproxen) for my menstrual cramps while taking cirprofloxacn?

Drug interactions. 'Using naproxen together with ciprofloxacin may increase the effects of ciprofloxacin. Contact your doctor if you experience tremors, involuntary muscle movements, hallucinations, or seizures. If you have a history of seizures you may be at a greater risk. ' per Drugs.Com drug interaction checker. http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=672-0,1690-2475. Read more...