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Advil vs. Ponstel for Pain

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Advil

OTC
/ 181,381 posts
Other Names: Ibuprofen   Motrin   Midol   Advil Cold And Sinus   Nuprin

Ponstel

Rx
/ 616 posts
Other Names: Ponstan
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 181,381 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 616 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

26 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
taken Ponstel? I was wondering if anyone has information...
...taken Ponstel? I was wondering if anyone has information or experience with Ponstel? I had not ...I was like \"Hello, advil doesn't work!\" Anyway, they ...just wondering what exactly Ponstel...
up to 5 advil and it only helped make it bearable for...
...i have found the best relief with 2 Alieve. It does seem to thin my blood a bit, but its worth it for the relief. I had gotten up to 5 advil and it only ...Ponst...
thing for me.Even Advil worked better! Call tomorrow and...
...in so much pain. Have you asked your doc for something a little stronger than Ponstel? That drug helps some women, ...did a thing for me.Even Advil worked better! Call tomorrow and...
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...
my doctor gave me Ponstel for the pain, and that seems to...
...advil before I came in to help with the \"comfort level\" of the exam. Because of that, I didn't feel the cramping after. He did, however, apologize continuously for hurting me. It didn't really...
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...
:) I was just put on Ponstel and felt better after taking...
...Ponstel and felt better after taking 2 pills, but one every 6 hours later didn't make near the impact, so I am supplementing it with my heating pad. My family is concerned about liver and kidney pr...
that they can treat that with advil and ponstel (to slow...
...but couldnt BCP have made me bleed more, and now ...to normal bleeding patterns? Plus, I have read that they can treat that with advil and ponstel (to slow bleeding and cramps) until menopause w...
i have tried ponstel before for cramps and that flares me...
...thats IC friendly.... my doc thinks there is some inflammation in my belly somewhere so i have been trying advil (just one low ...me.... and i have tried ponstel before for cramps and that flar...
i tried ponstel for my menstrual cramps - it didn't help me...
i tried ponstel for my menstrual cramps - it didn't help ...there's anything you can take *with* the ponstel to help it work better. ...help, but the lortab w/4 advil brings the pain down to...
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