What medication is good for primary dysmenorrhea?

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and mefenamic acid are commonly used to treat primary dysmenorrhea. They are often effective in relieving the symptoms of menstrual cramps, including pain, bloating, and headaches.

Another medication that can be used for primary dysmenorrhea is hormonal birth control methods such as birth control pills, vaginal ring, or the hormonal intrauterine device (IUD). These methods can reduce the severity of menstrual cramps by regulating the levels of hormones in the body and thinning the lining of the uterus.

It is important to note that some women may have to try several types of medication or combinations of medication to find what works best for them. If the pain is severe or persistent, it's always best to consult a doctor for proper assessment and treatment.

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