(Closed) advil with period ok?

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

chelsea76:  If you’re not pregnant there is nothing wrong with taking Advil. It doesn’t hurt chances of conceiving, you’re just not supposed to take it if you’re actually pregnant. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I would actually suggest Aleve, or naproxen sodium, because that’s the best OTC pain reliever for menstrual cramps. When I was in Australia recently, I couldn’t find any Aleve, but I found the generic name “naproxen sodium” and it had been marketed under “period relief”. So if the ONLY brand I could find generic aleve under was marketed for cramps, you better believe it works for it…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

chelsea76:  it’s fine during your period. Feel better 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

advil, motrin or aleve is the same thing. if you are having a period then you are not pregnant. Take it so you can feel better

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

tagerosan:  Just FYI, Aleve is not the same as Advil and Motrin.  Advil and Motrin are both brand names for the drug ibuprofen.  Aleve is a brand name for naproxen (or naproxen sodium).  They are both NSAIDs and are fine for OP to take during a period, but they are NOT the same drug.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My doctor said Advil was fine during my period, but that I should avoid it other times in my cycle when ttc because it can cause failed ovulation and after ovulation you might be pregnant. But she said during my period was far enough away from ovulation that it was fine to take.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Avoiding it while TTC, to me, means when you might be ovulating and after (until you either get a BFP or your period).  While you have your period, you are not pregnant, so it’s not an issue.

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