Table 4.

Medications Used to Treat Dysmenorrhea

Propionic Acid Group:
 • Ibuprofen400–600 mg Q 4–6 H
 • Naproxen sodium550 mg load, then 275 mg Q 6 H
 • Naproxen500 mg load, then 250 mg Q 6–8 H
Fenamate Group:
 • Mefenamic acid500 mg loading dose, then 250 mg Q 6 H
  • Reprinted with permission from Braverman PK, Sondheimer SJ. Menstrual disorders. Pediatr Rev. 1997;18(1):25.