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Pain is an unpleasant sensation often caused by intense or damaging stimuli such as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting iodine o...
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Common Pain treatments discussed around the web
Tylenol 198,294 Ibuprofen 168,129 Morphine 139,038
22,914,566 conversations around the web about Pain to help you make a decision
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Advil
VS.
Ponstel
Other name: Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen)
Other name: Ponstan (Ponstan)
5 / 10
Satisfaction
9 / 10
Satisfaction
199,891
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Pain
Cramping
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Inflammation
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Method of use:
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Advil is a brand of ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Advil is manufactured by Pfizer and has been on the market since 1984...
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Mefenamic acid is a NSAID used to treat pain, including menstruation pain. It is typically prescribed for oral administration. Mefenamic acid is marketed in the USA as Ponstel.Mefenamic acid decreases inflammation (swelling) and uterus contraction...
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Top Concerns
Adv
Numbness
2
Depression
2
Addiction
2
Withdrawal
2
Stomach Problems
1
Dehydrated
1
Blood Clots
1
Rash
1
Sleepy
1
Tingling
1
Top Concerns
Pon
Bleeding
9
Fever
5
Weight Loss
4
Diabetes
4
Nausea
3
Ulcerative Colitis
3
Depression
3
Hair Loss
2
Vomiting
2
Vulvodynia
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Pon
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3
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Adv
Pon
2
0
Withdrawal
Adv
Pon
2
0
Stomach Problems
Adv
Pon
1
0
Dehydrated
Adv
Pon
1
0
Blood Clots
Adv
Pon
1
0
Rash
Adv
Pon
1
0
Sleepy
Adv
Pon
1
0
Tingling
Adv
Pon
1
0
Bleeding
Pon
Adv
9
0
Fever
Pon
Adv
5
0
Weight Loss
Pon
Adv
4
0
Diabetes
Pon
Adv
4
0
Nausea
Pon
Adv
3
0
Ulcerative Colitis
Pon
Adv
3
0
Depression
Pon
Adv
3
2
Hair Loss
Pon
Adv
2
0
Vomiting
Pon
Adv
2
0
Vulvodynia
Pon
Adv
2
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Advil is a brand of ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Advil is manufactured by Pfizer and has been on the market since 1984...
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About Ponstel
Mefenamic acid is a NSAID used to treat pain, including menstruation pain. It is typically prescribed for oral administration. Mefenamic acid is marketed in the USA as Ponstel.Mefenamic acid decreases inflammation (swelling) and uterus contraction...
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stronger than Ponstel? That drug helps some women, but...
" ...I'm sorry you've been in so much pain. Have you asked your doc for something a little stronger than Ponstel? That drug helps some women, but ...a thing for me.Even Advil worked better! Call to... "

called Ponstel.........so far it's not working. Have took...
" ...dr gave me an rx for the discomfort called Ponstel.........so far it's not working. Have took one around 9 and still in pain so I tool 2 advil about an hour ago and STILL killing me... "

the relief. I had gotten up to 5 advil and it only helped...
" ...seem to thin my blood a bit, but its worth it for the relief. I had gotten up to 5 advil and it only helped make it bearable ...me a Rx for Ponstel, but it didn't... "

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for me except cause extreme nausea and loss of sleep....
" ...11. Ponstel did nothing for me except cause extreme nausea and loss of sleep. It costs like 120 each time I get my subscription refilled and that's not counting the 200 extra my insurance pays. I... "

:) I was just put on Ponstel and felt better after taking...
" ...you out :) I was just put on Ponstel and felt better after taking 2 ...much for me. My pain is at about ...I'm sure you understand. I was once told to take advil--I almost laughed when the nu... "

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used to use ponstel but then it hurt my bladder and then i...
" ...used to use ponstel but then it hurt my bladder and then i used advil to sorta get things ...hot showers too... http://www.rxlist.com/cgi/generic/mefenamic.htm (ponstel link) i also use... "

many women w/ bad cramps have found it to be a lifesaver....
" ...ponstel for my menstrual cramps - it didn't help me - but the doc who gave it to me said that many women w/ bad cramps have found it to be a lifesaver. ends up ...can take *with* the ponstel... "

weeks, so my doctor gave me Ponstel for the pain, and that...
" ...told me to take 600mg of advil before I came in ...hurt, it was just uncomfortable. Had problems with cramping ALOT the last few weeks, so my doctor gave me Ponstel for the pain, and that see... "

with the aleive. My doc gave me ponstel, which is Rx and a...
" ...anti-inflammatory. Aleive is stronger than advil - start with 2. I ...don't know if you can take advil with aleive, and I ...with the aleive. My doc gave me ponstel, which is Rx and... "

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suggestion is to take 800 mg of Advil and use a heating...
" ...have seen a doctor. I've tried Ponstel and it only takes the ...standard suggestion is to take 800 mg of Advil and use a heating pad. ...have endometriosis, I just have cramps. I'm working ... "

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