Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Secondary Dysmenorrhea Home Care

Home care for secondary dysmenorrhea includes:

Secondary Dysmenorrhea Pain Control

Medications commonly used to control pain and inflammation in women with secondary dysmenorrhea include:

  • Acetaminophen decreases fever and pain, but does not help inflammation.
  • Adult dosing is 2 regular strength (325 mg) every 4 hours or 2 extra-strength (500 mg) every 6 hours.
  • Maximum dose is 4,000 mg per day.
  • Avoid this drug if you have alcoholism, liver disease or an allergy to the drug. See the package instructions.
  • Common brand names include Tylenol, Panadol, and many others.





NSAID Precautions

Secondary Dysmenorrhea Warning Signs

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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