Pharma

Medicines to relieve your menstrual cramps easily

Share this

Menstrual cramps are like the most common problem in women. It can rise from mild to severe. To treat this problem, various kinds of remedies are available. It  may be natural, herbal or home remedies. If they don’t show any fruitful results then you can try the over-the-counter medicines. It’s the best option for you to get relief from the menstrual cramps.

 

Medicines for menstrual cramps

 

The over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen( Advil, nuprin,Motrin,others) , naproxen(aleve,Anaprox,Naprosyn,Naproxen) sodium,aspirin,acetaminophen(Tylenol) are the most used NSAID. Also there are some oral birth control pills that work effectively.  

 

ibuprofen 7.4 36 reviews Rx/OTC C N X
naproxen 8.3 103 reviews Rx/OTC C N X
mefenamic acid 6.0 60 reviews Rx C N X
Aleve 9.0 14 reviews Rx/OTC C N X
diclofenac 8.3 56 reviews Rx D N X
Advil 0.0 1 review Rx/OTC C N X
Cataflam 8.5 21 reviews Rx D N X
Naprosyn Rate Add review Rx/OTC C N X
Celebrex 7.0 1 review Rx C N
Voltaren 9.0 2 reviews Rx D N X
Motrin 9.0 3 reviews Rx/OTC C N X
Advil Liqui-Gels 8.3 6 reviews Rx/OTC C N X
ketoprofen 10 1 review Rx/OTC C N X
Midol Extended Relief 9.5 2 reviews Rx/OTC C N X
Anaprox 8.0 1 review Rx/OTC C N X
Anaprox-DS 6.5 2 reviews Rx/OTC C N X
celecoxib 8.0 2 reviews Rx C N
Midol IB Rate Add review Rx/OTC C N X
Motrin IB 7.0 2 reviews Rx/OTC C N X
Naprelan 10 1 review Rx/OTC C N X
IBU-200 Rate Add review Rx/OTC C N X
Nuprin Rate Add review Rx/OTC C N X
Proprinal Rate Add review Rx/OTC C N X
A-G Profen Rate Add review Rx/OTC C N X
Actiprofen Rate Add review Rx/OTC C N X
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

Alternative treatments for Period Pain

The following products are considered to be alternative treatmen or natural remedies for Period Pain. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Period Pain.

 

 

.

Oral birth control pill

It mainly contains hormones. These hormones prevent ovulation and reduce menstrual cramps. They can be given in different forms like injection, a skin patch , a ring that is placed in the vagina or an intrauterine device(IUD).

 

How do they work?

Menstrual cramps mainly occur due to uterine contractions. Sometimes it became unbearable. At that time pop a safe NSAID to cut the cramps.

 

It works by reducing the production and action of prostaglandins in the body. Moreover,they can act as a pain reliever. And help you to get rid from the menstrual pain.. 

 

For better results try to take these pills  either at the beginning of your period or as soon as the symptoms start showing. Some women are allergic to aspirin. So, for those it is very important to avoid those medicines.

 

Why do we seek medical guidance?

 

It is very necessary to consult with your gynaecologist related to your menstrual cramps. Let the doctor assess your symptoms. They can also check the level of your hormones.

 

According to the result your gynec may prescribe the birth control pills or the over-the-counter medicines. It is very helpful to treat dysmenorrhea and period pain.

 

Thielen says this is because NSAIDs reduce the amount of prostaglandins in the body. 

 

Be careful while reading the label. It helps you to know the dosage of medicines. Also seek medical advice about taking . such as the oral pills,taken by mouth. It is stored below 25 degree celsius and the shelf lifetime is 3 years.

 

Why are NSAIDs contraindicated?

 

The non-steroidal anti -inflammatory drugs sometimes show harmful effects. They can lead to gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeding. If you have a history of bleeding in stomach or kidney problems then strictly avoid these.

 

 In some cases, the hormonal birth control pills are not appropriate for every woman. The birth control pills prevent ovulation.it reduces the thickness of the uterine wall and causes menstrual fluctuations. 

 

 

Why do we need medicines for menstrual cramps?

 

  Medicines like ibuprofen and naproxen are rich in anti-prostaglandins properties. It works to reduce the cramps as well as the pain related to it. Also help to make you feel lighter and relieve discomfort.

 

So, take these medicines during menstruation whenever you feel uncomfortable. Some  women need up to 800 milligrams three times a day for cramps. But , you should take them every 4-6 hours or as recommended by the doctor.

 

The combination of paracetamol and hyoscine butylbromide work miraculously from the first day of menstruation. It can be very useful for the woman with dysmenorrhea. 

 

To prove it’s effectiveness a survey was done on 10 women. The report shows out of 10, 8 women are experiencing reduced menstrual cramps, less nausea, diarrhoea, breast pain , heart palpitation and general symptoms.

 

Besides it the hormonal birth control pills smoothly regulate the menstrual cycle without any pain. Somehow they also show harmful effects in spite of their benefits.

 

That’s why pick the best NSAIDs that offer enough relief. Keep you over-the-counter medicines at home, office ,car and wherever you want.