Menstrual Cramps Topic Guide

Menstrual Cramps Menstrual Cramps:

Menstrual cramps are either classified as primary or secondary dysmenorrhea. Secondary dysmenorrhea refers to menstrual cramps caused by another medical condition or disease, for example:

Treatments to ease and get rid of menstrual cramps include natural and home remedies; OTC pain medications, and birth control pills.

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Menstrual Cramps Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

celecoxib (oral) Celecoxib (oral)

Celecoxib is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Celecoxib works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

fenoprofen Fenoprofen

Fenoprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Fenoprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »