Can men take midol?
I mean what if they have a cramp or are feeling bloated or sumthing?
Asked by Beatrice Blakes 4 months ago.
Midol is Acetaminophen 500mg, Pamabrom 25mg, and Pyrilamine Maleate 15mg Cramping in men in normally treated by taking calcium (drinking milk) or quinine. Midol won't help. Bloat in men can be treated with Lasix or other diuretic. Midol will provide a *little* relief, but not much. Acetaminophen will help some pains - it's the same thing as Tylenol - but normally, pain is accompanied by inflammation. Tylenol is the only common pain medicine that DOESN'T do anything for inflammation. Tylenol is also relatively dangerous. In the UK, they aren't legally permitted to put more than 12 tablets to a retail package for that reason. On the other hand, most men blanch at the idea of taking Midol, thinking that it will shrink their testicles, or make them watch Bravo, or something like that. Nope. It won't make a man less manly. It simply is a combination drug for symptoms men aren't likely to experience together. Answered by Natividad Maxey 4 months ago.
Can Guys Take Midol Answered by Johana Cooter 4 months ago.
It definately gets rid of my toothaches. I take midol complete and it works for me. Answered by Cheyenne Norise 4 months ago.
i think midol is basically just tylenol..so yea Answered by Sabra Locatelli 4 months ago.
while the active ingredients seem to alright, i m not a chemist/expert, and it is hard to say what the inactive (almost active?...maybe? who knows) ingredients all do, or what they turn in to once they are mashed up in your tummy)... if it did something horrible to men it would say "for women only, and would probably be behind the counter"........ still, you never know. Answered by Olen Lofaro 4 months ago.
I think the pyrilium maleate makes me have diarrhea. Answered by Deena Galva 4 months ago.
Men won't get cramps like that, and maybe they can be bloated... but i know some guys that could use it for mood swings b/c i swear they are worse than girls. Answered by Raymonde Yuhas 4 months ago.
How long does it take for midol to kick in?
this might be a stupid question but.. i NEED to know [=
Asked by Penney Sexson 4 months ago.
Midol usually kicks in within 20-30 minutes, but after the Midol is gone, why don't you just stop purchasing this over-priced medicine and begin to use plain old aspirin (buffered, if you worry about stomach issues) as that is the main ingredient in Midol and Pamprin (either aspirin or active ingredients in Tylenol). I never take any kind of pain medication on an empty stomach so that I do not worry about harming my stomach. A piece of toast would be enough of a buffer. But if you read the ingredient panel on the Midol you will see that you are being ripped off as it is mainly just an aspirin therapy and nothing else. You can purchase 200 aspirin in a bottle at the dollar store for $1.00 and it works just as well as the Midol, if not better. Take 3 aspirin tablets, if you use it, as this equals 975mg of aspirin which is about the same as extra-strength Tylenol or Midol (at 1000mg). Because you will only be using aspirin (or Tylenol) about once a month like this, you shouldn't have any worries about stomach issues. I tend to stay away from Tylenol as it is harder on your kidneys and liver. Some people do not do well on aspirin, so that is why I am also using Tylenol as an alternative. Aspirin can thin the blood some, but I never had an issue with this or any problems. You are not going to be taking apirin daily or in large amounts. On the day that you have menstrual pain (usually first day of period) take aspirin (or in your case the Midol) about once every 3 1/2 hours as it does take that 1/2 hour for the Midol to get into your system. You will not have to worry about over-dosing and in this way you can keep the pain medication working for you. Do not take it any sooner than the 3 1/2 hour time period, though, as that would be too much too soon. You want the medicine to kick in as the other medicine has quit working, and aspirin is usually good for about 4 hours. Do not abuse any medications as there are harmful side-effects. More does not mean less pain when you take more than the highest recommended amount (in this case 1000 mg). All pain medications have a threshold of how much they can help, and aspirin is not any better in higher amounts than the recommended 1000mg. In fact, too much asprin can cause stomach bleeding, ulcers, and even death.. Ditto for Tyklenol., Midol, Pamprin, and other over-the-counter (OTC) medications. These are medicines, not candy, so use with caution. If you are having very difficult menstruation issues, then please start taking supplemental calcium (at least 1200-2000mg a day) as a lack of calcium can often trigger painful periods. You could also be low on hormones. You might also try taking some black cohosh (an herb) around time of period and see if this doesn't ease symptoms as black cohosh is a phyto-estrogen (plant-based estrogen) and this sometimes can help, though you could always go see an edocrinologist to have your hormone levels tested so that you could get the exact treatment (estrogen or progesterone) that you need for optimal help in easing symptoms. All pain meds usually take 20-40 minutes to be ingested into our blood streams. I wish you much luck! Answered by Donovan Mathews 4 months ago.
Midol Extra Strength Ingredients Answered by Hosea Villada 4 months ago.
Take Midol. It takes about 20 minutes to kick in, like most medicines. Do not take Tylenol, aspirin, or Ibuprofen, as they can lead to ulcers, which are very painful and difficult to rid of, and ulcers are common. All are fine, if taken sporadically. I don't recommend Tylenol, however. Pain relievers don't work for me, due to a connective tissue disorder I have, but they probably work for you. If you don't wish to pay for Midol, find some generic brand medications like Midol. Answered by Telma Nowden 4 months ago.
okay....I guess you've never used midol before since your asking the question....I think it depends on the individual taking it and how bad your symptoms are. Usually it starts working from 15 to 30 minutes. Personally I prefer Advil for just about every pain. Answered by Magnolia Brashier 4 months ago.
midol never works for me...EVER...but if it does for you... probably about 30 min to an hour! Answered by Alfred Ennaco 4 months ago.
about a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes. Answered by Eleanor Bleau 4 months ago.
a) relies on your frame... 15 b) lay at the ground for your again - devour ice cream -determine.. sound dull and hurts on the time.. however in the end.. it is helping - keep a pillow... - at the same time laying for your again... roll your knees for your ears Answered by Racheal Shelhorse 4 months ago.
For some it's anywhere from 4-8 hours. Answered by Kelsey Babson 4 months ago.
How well does Midol really work?
In the past few months I have gone from always having very light, crap-free periods to heavy, painful ones. Would it be worth it to try Midol? In your experience how long does it take before it begins working? Thnx!
Asked by Augustine Lisker 4 months ago.
Midol comes in a few different forms. Original Midol is Tylenol plus caffeine with a mild diuretic to help with bloating. Midol Cramps and Body Aches has Ibuprofen, and Midol Extended Relief has Naproxen as its active ingredient. Personally, I use ibuprofen for my cramps because it works best for me. Both ibuprofen and naproxen are Non Steroidal Anti-inflammitory Drugs (NSAIDs) that are often more helpful for cramp relief than plain Tylenol, because they have an anti-prostagladin effect, where as Tylenol does not. Of course, you can just buy plain old ibuprofen or naproxen if you want to avoid paying for the Midol brand name. NSAIDs work best for cramp relief if you take them on a schedule - that is, take the medication even if your cramps aren't that bad. This helps the medication get to a theraputic level in your system. This helps you to have less cramping overall. Although you'll likely get some relief if you wait until your cramps are really severe to take it, you're better off taking it earlier. Always take ibuprofen or naproxen WITH FOOD - it can cause stomach upset or in cases of extended use, it can increase your risk for an ulcer, because it's pretty tough on your stomach lining! Answered by Johanne Tetro 4 months ago.
it works good but with me i started out with only having to take 1 and it working like 10mins last and the last 2 years i have been having to take up to 4 and no it did not get me sick as long as you eat with it and the thing is that now i cant even take one it makes me sick sometimes i dont it just depends realy on your body type and every thing cuz i started out geting sick before taking it so i dont know if it is just me or talking the midol!! hoped that helped a little!!!! Answered by Latonya Caroll 4 months ago.
What plant des midol come from?
Asked by Yuki Shodunke 4 months ago.
Midol is an over-the-counter medication indicated for menstrual cramping and other effects related to premenstrual syndrome and menstruation. It is not considered effective for cramping during periods, or dysmenorrhea. Midol is distributed by Bayer. Midol was originally sold in 1911 as a headache and toothache remedy that was considered safe since it did not use the narcotics typically used at the time. It was then promoted as a cure for hiccups claiming it controlled spasms, and finally as a remedy for menstrual cramps and bloating. The primary formulation consists of: 1 )Acetaminophen 500 mg (Pain Reliever) 2 )Caffeine 32.4 mg (Stimulant) This is the only plant product .. 3 )Pyrilamine Maleate 15 mg (Diuretic) 4 )Pamabrom 25 mg (diuretic, mild muscle relaxant) The "Cramps & Body Aches" formulation consists of: ibuprofen 200 mg (Pain Reliever) The "Maximum Strength" formulation also includes: Naproxen Sodium 220 mg It is not a plant I believe . Answered by Sonia Betts 4 months ago.
I believe it is the Crankus crampius plant. Tee hee... I have no idea... just being silly. Too much Midol. Answered by Jeanne Gozman 4 months ago.
The active ingredients in Midol are acetaminophen, pamabrom, and pyrilamine maleate. I don't see any plant ingredients mentioned other than the inactive cellulose and corn starch. Answered by Kris Brierly 4 months ago.
Midol is a chemical pill. I didn't think there were any plant products in it. Answered by Cassidy Mockus 4 months ago.
This is a loaded question. I'll see if there are any good cucumber planters at the local morman church. They love to plant their cucumber seeds in a nice moist garden.... Ahem.... Answered by August Hagee 4 months ago.
Pamprin or midol?
for period cramps and all that other non plesent stuff for periods what would you guys prefer pamprin or midol?
Asked by Bart Oseguera 4 months ago.
midol, pamprin taste aweful. I can't stand the taste of pamprin, i know your not suppose to leave it in your mouth, but sometimes it takes me forever to swallow a pill. They both are pretty good at getting rid of the cramps and what not, i would say they work about the same, but midol is coated and pamprin is not. ick just thinking of the taste of pamprin makes me want to vomit Answered by Zachary Gutshall 4 months ago.
without a doubt midol pamprin takes forever to work and that is coming from me and all my girlfriends on this pamprin sucks Answered by Lesley Jeffries 4 months ago.
What happens if a guy (male) takes Midol?
Asked by Beatriz Mcree 4 months ago.
Midol is a pharmaceutical medication prescribed for menstrual cramping and other effects related to premenstrual syndrome and menstruation. Midol is distributed by Bayer. The primary formulation consists of: Acetaminophen 500 mg (Pain Reliever) Caffeine 60 mg (Stimulant) Pyrilamine maleate 15 mg (Diuretic) Cramps & Body Aches consists of: ibuprofen 200 mg (Pain Reliever) Trivia: in the 1920s Midol was marketed as a pain relief medication with no specific reference to women. Ads can be found in The New York National Guardsman—a publication entirely aimed at a male audience. In other words it stimulates you, makes you pee and takes the pain out of sex. Answered by Dina Muno 4 months ago.
No, it's not a hormone booster, it's basically like ibuprofen. A lot of guys actually take Midol to cure hangovers. I've heard it works! Answered by Keri Lanteigne 4 months ago.
nothing at all. you can even take midol when you get a headache... they take the pain away fast.... Answered by Andrea Varro 4 months ago.
probably nothing, maybe your stomach will get twisted for a little bit. But hey we dont have to take that, so Im not going to. Answered by Marya Kegley 4 months ago.
Effects on midol and prozac?
i take prozac daily and i asked my doctor if i was ok to take midol he says it was fine i took it i feel all weird a dizzy and i feel like im high im wondering what can be causing me to feel this way ??
Asked by Sandie Obradovich 4 months ago.
midol had no interactions with prozac, maybe it's just the effect of prozac:D Answered by Laurine Opper 4 months ago.
Does midol really work for period cramps?
i think i'm going to get the midol then. pain killers dont really work that good for me no more..
Asked by Abbie Crandell 4 months ago.
Midol was originally sold in 1911 as a headache and toothache remedy that was considered safe since it did not use the narcotics typically used at the time. It was then promoted as a cure for hiccups claiming it controlled spasms, and finally as a remedy for menstrual cramps and bloating. The primary formulation consists of: Acetaminophen 500 mg (Pain Reliever) Caffeine 60 mg (Stimulant) Pyrilamine Maleate 15 mg (Antihistamine) I find that just taking an ibuprofin and using a heating pad is the best way to combat cramps. some versions of midol and similar drugs contain a mild diuretic, but I find that just increasing the amount of water that I drink in the days leading up to my period and avoiding salt is the best way to take care of the bloating, which sometimes makes cramps more sever. Answered by Yuk Norby 4 months ago.
Midol For Cramps Answered by Esteban Delorge 4 months ago.
RE: does midol really work for period cramps? i have really bad period cramps... does midol work? i want to try it but im not sure yet, is there any side effects etc? thank you Answered by Cassie Florez 4 months ago.
I use midol for my cramps. It works for me, but everyone is different. My friend has periods that are so severe she has to take prescribed medications from her doctor. Hope this helps. Answered by Jacquelyne Lorenzi 4 months ago.
if you want to get rid of all the period problems then midol works. it usualy works for anything with your period. i use it all the time, and within the hour i feel fine ! its great. i love it. try it, see if it works, if not you can use what you would normally use for your headaches. Answered by Olevia Balick 4 months ago.
I can't swallow pills to save my life, but I chew 2 ibuprofen when I have cramps... they taste horrible but work really good. just make sure you have something to eat or drink with it. if you take midol make sure you use the kind with no caffine otherwise it'll just make them worse Answered by Carlotta Bland 4 months ago.
I think it helps with the bloating part but not with the pain. I swear by aleve and always have. It is the only thing that ever worked for me, and I know many of my friends feel the same. everyone is different though so it may work wonders on you. Answered by Silas Reay 4 months ago.
Midol always does the trick for me! Answered by Nia Sheffield 4 months ago.
WOW!! Menstrual pain/cramps is such a popular question here! Since this is a commonly repeated question, here is a summary of answers for all the common questions regarding this topic. EXERCISE: It's another myth. Vascular circulation has nothing to do with the drainage of blood and tissue from the Uterus. Exercise naturally kicks in endogenous endorphins (natural pain-killers similar to Morphine), but who wants to get up and run around when they are completely incapacitated with the extreme agony/misery of period pain? Only a MAN would come up with that kind of insane remedy! It's like saying 'oh, you have kidney stones? Go run it off/it's all in your mind'.!! Exercise can reduce psychological/physiologic stress which indirectly affects the menstrual cycle/system in general, and that is a Traditional Chinese Medicine/ Aryvedic Medicine Medical Theory - see EMOTIONS below. SUPPLIMENT WARNING - ****Potassium supplimentation is dangerous and can lead to Sudden Death Syndrome ( Heart Attach), from overdoseage. I do not want to see this dangerous advice out there again! **** No western foods can help with menstrual cramps. Ridiculous suggestions like eat-a-banana are pure myth. See below for more on food. The best menstrual cramp medication over-the-counter is not Midol, Tylenol or Motrin. THE BEST OTC IS Naprosyn (naproxyn), also known as Aleve, (OTC). It does not require a prescription, its not a narcotic so there is no addiction risk and is twice as strong and lasts longer than motrin/ibuprofen. Tylenol and Midol are useless, so is a hot water bottle, for really serious mentrual pain. MEDICATIONS: Take 1-2 tablets of Aleve/Naproxyn every 6-12 hours with at least 1 glass of water and some food. Do not take aspirin, motrin/ibuprofen or anything containing those products as it will increase the risk of bleeding stomach ulcers and peptic ulcer disease. Naproxyn is the OTC drug of choice for menstrual cramps. You can also check with your doctor about a special birth control pill protocol (Seasonique) that allows only 4 periods a year. It's not perfect but 4 is better than 12, right? lol. Birth Control Pills in general do not make menstrual pain any less painful - that is a myth also. BCP's may regulate the period, but they do not mitigate the pain. HEAT: Heat helps liquify the blood & tissue clots that cause the pain, easing their passage out of the body. It also expands blood flow (oxygen and immune cells) to the inflammed areas and blocks Prostaglandins that trigger inflammation and pain. It depends on the kind of heat and heat in general is still not as good as NAPROXYN. I recommend NAPROXYN PLUS either those disposable heat pads that last 8-12hrs each, or even better, the far infra-red heating lamps used by massage therapists, acupuncturists and chiropractors. This type of lamp is actually a special ceramic disk that emits a very deeply penetrating heat that does wonders for sprains, muscle and menstrual cramps, back and other orthopedic injuries, chronic/old sports injuries, etc. You may contact me through www.ibasi.org if you wish to purchase one of these far-infrared ceramic heating lamps. Be aware that these are for purchase only by healthcare professional and are at around $350 U.S.D, but seeing that this menstrual cramp issue is such a common and dire occurrence, if you are at your wits end, I am willing to help you obtain one. EMOTIONS & MIND-BODY-SPIRIT MEDICINE: According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, (TCM)/ Acupucturists, (L.AC), the Liver Meridian governs menstrual flow and associated pathologies. The positive emotion attributed to the Liver Meridian is compassion. The negative emotion attributed to the Liver Meridian is anger and rage. Therefore, L.Ac’s and TCM practioners like myself feel it is important to educate their clients and patients about Anger Management and coping skills for handing the rages and stresses of our modern living. You will find that after a few months of stress-free, anger-free life, period pain disappears. The challenge of-course, is to master this state of being, which is the value of mind-body disciplines like mental-discipline yogas like meditation exercises, mantra yoga, self-healing meditations, hatha yoga, tai-chi and qigong. Do the basics like taking in pure foods, 2-3 Liters of clean water, daily exercise in natural surroundings, 15 minutes of sunshine a day, regular meal and break periods at work, enough good sleep, being pain-free on a daily basis, having a good support system, access to animals and pets to share unconditional love & affection, and most importantly, dedication to a spiritual practice and a Spiritual Preceptor. All the above is a reasonable and effective mind-body-spirit program for reducing general pain/stress, as well as the monthly miseries and agonies of horrible menstrual cramps. FOOD & DIET: As far as foods specifically in your case - contact me directly through www.ibasi.com if you would like a holistic nutriti Answered by Clemente Gwirtz 4 months ago.
What does midol do to males?
Asked by Concetta Armel 4 months ago.
Midol is not made to work only with a woman's body, it just happens to combine ingredients into one medication that fight women's menstrual symptoms. It works the same way in men as it does in women. The main ingredients in Midol are: 1) acetaminophen --tylenol; pain reliever 2) caffeine--stimulant 3) pyrilamine maleate-- diuretic This means that it will take away your pain, give you a little buzz from the caffeine (supposed to take away fatigue), and make you urinate (which is supposed to get rid of bloating in women). The main reason it is not recommended for men is that there is really no need for men to take the extra caffeine or diuretic when you could just take plain tylenol instead. Answered by Mark Coppa 4 months ago.
lmao im just guessing here... sensitive and needy? lmao ever watch john tucker must die? Answered by Marquetta Kovach 4 months ago.
my friend was dared to take some and he said it made his nipples hurt Answered by Benedict Montori 4 months ago.