... package directions are to start it he day of her period or the Sunday after her period. Because it was not prescribed to prevent pregnancy should I have her start the pills immediately to help her condition before she gets her next painful period?
Good question. She should start as it says. It helps but my daughter went through it too.
Your daughter is young so most important for her is to understand that this is a medication to help control pain. It won't get rid of it completely and ibuprofen remains the best drug out there for pain from cramps. That is what ibuprofein invented for.
Now, about that parent daughter talk.. :-). LOL I wish her well.
It is important for her to start this medication at her period time as to not throw her own cycle off so bad. If you start mid month she will have a lot more trouble with breakthrough bleeding and it will take longer for her cycle to straighten out. Like the previous poster said, this is not an immediate relief thing anyway, it may take several months no matter where you start. By starting mid month you may actually be setting her up for more difficulties. I know that you want to help but it is important for her to start the first day of her period. This way her own hormones are not competing with the Pills hormones. Starting it when her period starts helps the hormones to work in cycle together. there are reasons for all directions and they should be followed for best results.
- Sprintec Information for Consumers
- Sprintec Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sprintec (detailed)
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