Which NSAIDs are FDA approved for the treatment of dysmenorrhea?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Whereas some NSAIDs (especially the fenamates) have been touted as being particularly effective for dysmenorrhea, scientific data to support such claims are sparse and generally weak. [59] Moreover, well-designed prospective comparative studies have not been performed. The NSAIDs specifically approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of dysmenorrhea are as follows:

  • Diclofenac

  • Ibuprofen

  • Ketoprofen

  • Meclofenamate

  • Mefenamic acid

  • Naproxen


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