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Advil vs. Ponstel for Pain

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Advil

OTC
/ 185,380 posts
Other Names: Ibuprofen   Motrin   Midol   Advil Cold And Sinus   Nuprin

Ponstel

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/ 639 posts
Other Names: Ponstan
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 185,380 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 639 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Advil vs. Ponstel

28 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
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...
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...
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...
...The nurse phoned me yesterday and told me to take 600mg of advil before I ...just uncomfortable. Had problems with cramping ALOT the last few weeks, so my doctor gave me Ponstel for the pain,...
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...
that they can treat that with advil and ponstel (to slow...
...adeno, but couldnt BCP have made me bleed more, and now that ...patterns? Plus, I have read that they can treat that with advil and ponstel (to slow bleeding and cramps) until menopause when the...
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