PONSTEL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Period Pain “This did not work at all. Not only did it not touch my severe menstrual cramps, but I experienced side effects from the drug – muscle weakness in my legs. My obgyn and I tried everything. Now, I take meloxicam every 24 hrs for first 1-3 days of period and take 2.5mg – 5mg hydrocodone acetaminophen on day 2 and 3 for breakthrough pain. It works very well.”

Kat80 November 1, 2017

For Pain “I’d say that Ponstel was god’s gift to me for treating my migraines in long term.Very good!”

din0049 January 28, 2017

For Period Pain “Does not work at all; on the top of all regular symptoms I got the significant side effects of a drug. Going back to Tylenol at least has no problem with side effects, works for pain a little.”

Willow5 February 12, 2016

For Period Pain “I have been suffering from endometriosis since I was 12. Unbelievable pain, heavy bleeding, vomiting, the works. Most of the time, I could barely walk during my menstrual sycle. My old ob doc recommended this medicine when I was 18 and she gave me a sample. It relieved my cramping so much and helped with my other symptoms. The only downside to this medication is that it is very expensive and most insurance companies only approve the generic, which I cannot take.”

Mittenstaylor October 19, 2015

For Period Pain “As a 17 year old I have taken these pills sparingly during the beginning of my most painful cycles. Depending on the severity of the pain the medicine can take from 15 minutes to an hour to take effect (the longer time for the more painful cycles). Also severe cramps may still be felt when the medicine is in full swing although it feels like a minor cramp.”

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 8, 2012

For Period Pain “I have endometriosis and I have been suffering from serious period pain since I was 11 when I started having my period. I have been on a list of birth control pills that have not worked properly with my body. I asked about Ponstel after I had my surgery and he prescribed it right away. I have pain in between and during my period (so basically all the time) so he said take it as needed. It only takes a few pills and I will feel absolutely wonderful like I’m living on a cloud when it kicks in. I don’t think it takes more than 20 minutes for it to start working. “

Anonymous February 4, 2012

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