Period pain

Introduction

What is Period Pain

Period pain is a normal part of a women’s menstrual cycle. It is often felt as painful muscle cramps in the lower abdomen which can spread to the back. The pain is caused by the muscles in the womb tightening, which compresses the lining of your womb; temporarily cutting off the blood supply, triggering pain in the abdominal area.

The most common symptom suffered by women are lower stomach cramps and pain. These can be experiences as a constant pain or intense spasms. However, these symptoms may vary each month, affecting different parts of the body including thighs, lower back and hips. However, the associated symptoms may also be headaches.

At Dears Pharmacy following a short consultation with our pharmacist we can supply a period pain treatment that can be used to treat period pain by reducing inflammation and provides an effective pain relief.

Naproxen

Naproxen is a powerful anti-inflammatory painkiller. It is used to relieve muscular and joint pain, such as arthritis, as this normally also involves some sort of inflammation.

What is Naproxen

Naproxen is used to treat pain or swelling caused by conditions such as:

  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Bad headaches
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Gout
  • Period pain and menstrual cramps

The standard recommended dose for Naproxen is between 250-500 mg taken orally twice a day – or every 6-8 hours as needed.

How to take Naproxen

Naproxen 500mg tablets should be taken TWICE daily, with a gap of at least six to eight hours between doses. They are normally taken with breakfast and your evening meal.

Naproxen can be taken as required although it is often best to take it regularly for a number of days to help an acute injury such as a sprain or strain.

Always ensure Naproxen is taken with or after food.

Side Effects

Like all anti-inflammatory medicines, Naproxen can cause side effects.

Common side effects can include:

  • Gastric side effects including upset stomach, heartburn, stomach pain, constipation, or diarrhoea. These can also include bloating and gas.
  • Dizziness & headache.
  • Blurred vision or ringing in the ears.
  • Skin itching and rash.

Some of these side effects may be less likely to occur if Naproxen is taken with or after food.

Product Information

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.543.pdf

Service details

Price: Small charge

Frequency: When required...

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