Your PMS and Menstrual Cramp Medication Guide
Menstrual cramps are not the same as the symptoms experienced due to premenstrual syndrome (PMS), although the symptoms of both disorders can sometimes be experienced together. Treatment options vary and each woman needs to find a treatment that works best for her.
- Over-the-counter or OTC medication for menstrual cramps include NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Midol), and naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox).
- Treatments for PMS includes emotional support, stress reduction and management, dietary changes, and medication.