Period pain

Period pain

Introduction

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.

Our period pain treatment can be used to treat period pain by reducing inflammation and provides an effective pain relief.

Treatment

Naproxen is a type of medicine called a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the action of an enzyme in the body called cyclo-oxygenase (COX).

COX is involved in making substances in the body known as prostaglandins, both in response to injury and in certain diseases and conditions. The prostaglandins cause pain, swelling and inflammation. Naproxen reduces inflammation and pain by reducing the production of these prostaglandins.

Naproxen is good for relieving period pain because it reduces the production of the prostaglandins that are involved in making the womb contract during your period.

Take two tablets (500mg) to begin with, followed by one 250mg tablet six to eight hours later that day if needed.

On the next two days you can take one 250mg tablet every six to eight hours if needed. Don't take more than three tablets per day. Don't take Feminax ultra for more than three days in a row in any monthly period.

The tablets should preferably be taken with or after food.

To read the patient information leaflet for this product please click here: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/33446

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Price: Small charge

Pharmacy Details

Meiklejohn Pharmacy
141-143 Harrowden Road
Bedford
MK42 0RU

01234 353630
01234 353671
meiklejohn.pharmacy@nhs.net

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