My girlfriend is allergic to ibuprofen, but has horrible cramps when her menstrual cycle start to the point of barely being able to get out of bed. I got her some Midol Extended Relief, but before she takes them I want to be sure that they do not contain Ibuprofen
15 Apr 2013
Yes some do! Midol Extended Relief I believe contains Naproxen (another NSAID), there are different ingredients in each Midol, there is Midol Menstrual, Midol Complete, etc. One of them DOES contain IBUPROFEN. I just don't remember which one it is. You have to read the ingredients on the box to know which one has Naproxen, which one has Acetominophen (tylenol), and which has Ibuprofen. But yes, I have gotten Midol with Ibuprofen. My periods are extremely painful due to Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome & before I was diagnosed I tried every over the counter pain med there was and I recall taking 3 different Midols with the 3 diff ingredients I mentioned in order to see what worked. I went to planned parenthood when I did not have insurance and due to the severity of my pain they would tell me to take both the one with ibuprofen AND the one with tylenol, or go to the emergency room.
I completely understand how much pain she may be in, and the Midol Extended Relief should be ok if she can take NAPROXEN. But be sure that it IS Midol Extended Relief. Take care. I hope she gets feeling better. ~anjeegyrl
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