Buy Accord Period Pain Reliever Online in the UK
You can buy Accord Period Pain Reliever at Oxford Online Pharmacy. This medicine is available after answering a short questionnaire to assess your suitability for the treatment.
Read on to learn more about Accord Period Pain Reliever (Naproxen) for the treatment and relief of menstrual cramps and associated pain.
What is Accord Period Pain Reliever?
Accord Period Pain Reliever contains the active ingredient, Naproxen. Naproxen belongs to a class of medicines known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
This medicine is used for the treatment of period pain (also known as menstruation pain or dysmenorrhoea) in women aged 15 to 50.
This pack of Accord Period Pain Relievers contains 9 tablets. This should be more than enough to treat you during your period. If you feel like 9 tablets aren't enough to treat your period pain, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
How does Accord Period Pain Reliever work?
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, such as this period pain reliever work by reducing pain by blocking certain enzymes that aid in the production of substances known as prostaglandins. By dilating blood arteries and generating swelling, prostaglandins contribute to pain and inflammation. Naproxen can reduce inflammation and discomfort by preventing the production of these molecules.
Naproxen is generally used to treat arthritis symptoms but also improves pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, sprains and strains, and gout. However, in this case, you can now get naproxen without a prescription, known as Accord Period Pain Reliever from pharmacies to alleviate period discomfort.
This medicine is for the treatment of pain in adults only. Children, on the other hand, should only use this medicine if it has been recommended by a doctor.
What’s the difference between Accord Period Pain Reliever and other pain treatments?
Accord Period Pain Reliever vs Ibuprofen
Ibuprofen tablets or capsules should be taken every four to six hours. Accord Period Pain Reliever is a long-acting medication that can be used twice daily. It has a slower onset of action and is better suited for chronic illnesses.
When compared to naproxen for period pain, ibuprofen has a slightly lower chance of causing ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding (blood from the oesophagus and stomach). To start with, it is advised to take the lowest effective dose of any NSAID and avoid using it for an extended time.
Accord Period Pain Reliever vs Paracetamol
Accord Period Pain Reliever (Naproxen) is an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication). It works by lowering hormones in the body that promote inflammation and discomfort.
Paracetamol functions by suppressing the chemical messengers in the brain that alert your body to pain. It also lowers high temperatures by influencing chemical messengers in the brain area that regulates body temperature.
Most types of pain are best treated with paracetamol, while naproxen is better for some, such as those who experience period pain or back pain.
|Accord Period Pain Reliever
|Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)
|Analgesics and antipyretics
|Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)
|Tablet and capsule
|Tablet, capsule, suppositories, and suspension
|Tablet, capsule, and suspension
|How often to take it
|Every 8-12 hours
|Every 4-6 hours
|Every 4-6 hours
|Length of effect
|Maximum dose in 24 hours
|4,000mg (Eight 500mg tablets)
Taking Accord Period Pain Reliever with other painkillers
Painkillers pretty much do what they say on the box, however, the action in which these tablets work can differ. For example, naproxen treats pain with its anti-inflammatory properties, and similarly, Ibuprofen is also an anti-inflammatory medicine.
Compared to paracetamol, which is an analgesic and works by blocking the pain receptors in your brain. This is why people often take paracetamol and ibuprofen together, as they have different functions and are normally safe to be taken together.
How long after taking Accord Period Pain Reliever can I take paracetamol?
As long as the maximum 24-hour doses of paracetamol, codeine, and Accord Period Pain Reliever (Naproxen) are not exceeded, they can be taken together. If necessary, take your pain relievers regularly. Do not wait until the pain becomes severe; minor pain is easier to manage.
Alternatives to 'Accord Period Pain Reliever'
Oxford Online Pharmacy Accord Period Pain Reliever contains the active ingredient Naproxen, which is not always suitable for everyone, so here are a few available alternatives you can try:
- Ibuprofen is also an NSAID but weaker than naproxen, this is a first-line treatment that should be tried before taking naproxen. The advantage of Ibuprofen is that you are less likely to experience side effects in comparison to Accord Period Pain Reliever.
- Paracetamol is an analgesic which works by reducing pain and regulating body temperature.
- Co-codamol medicine contains Paracetamol and Codeine, these tablets are not normally used to treat period pain but could be a strong option instead of paracetamol if you cannot take NSAIDs.
Other advice to help with period pain
Here are five ways to ease menstrual cramps:
- Apply heat: by using heat, such as heating pads and warm baths, are used as effective pain relief These are normally applied directly to where the pain is, such as the bottom of the back or stomach.
- Use pain medicines: Not all pain medicines are the same when it comes to cramp relief. Prostaglandins, which cause cramps, are reduced by NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen. Although paracetamol may be beneficial, it does not treat inflammation.
- Exercise: During your period you may think that physical activity will do you more harm than good, however, exercise is actually a natural pain reliever. Exercise releases endorphins, which block pain perception and reduce stress, impacting pain perception.
- Reduce stress: Stress has been known to reduce your pain tolerance, if you experience stress 'during your time of the month', consider doing mindful activities such as Yoga.
- Consume nutrients: Eating a balanced healthy diet can help alleviate pain. Some evidence suggests vitamin B1 (thiamine) and magnesium may help. These are found in whole grains, oranges, avocados and spinach.
What causes period pain?
Period pain is a common stage in the menstrual cycle. Unfortunately, it affects the majority of women at some point in their life. The pain normally presents itself as severe abdominal craps which travel to the back and thighs. The pain is normally dull and continuous throughout your period, however, you can experience strong pain at some stage during this time. Because of this many women choose pain reliever tablets to help manage uncomfortable and persistent symptoms.
Is Accord Period Pain Reliever available without a prescription?
These period painkillers are available from Oxford Online Pharmacy without a prescription, simply answer a short questionnaire for the pharmacist who will then check your eligibility, this is done for safety reasons. If you need to take Naproxen long-term, we advise you to contact your doctor who will discuss the best treatment plan for you.
Can you take Paracetamol with Accord Period Pain Reliever?
Sometimes taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs alone, such as Naproxen, which is in Accord Period Pain Reliever tablets, isn’t enough as you may be experiencing intense period pain. If this is the case, you can take two 500mg Paracetamol tablets every 4-6 hours for period pain relief alongside Accord Period Pain Reliever tablets. You must take no more than eight 500mg tablets in 24 hours.
Can you take Ibuprofen with Accord Period Pain Reliever?
As mentioned above, naproxen, the active ingredient in Accord Period Pain Reliever and Ibuprofen have the same function, seeing as they are both anti-inflammatory medicines, therefore, it won’t be necessary to take them both together. Naproxen is a stronger anti-inflammatory and is used when Ibuprofen isn’t reliving the pain enough.
What would happen if you took Ibuprofen and naproxen together? Well, you would experience some unwanted side effects which can include sickness and stomach pain. If you feel like the tablets are not working successfully alone, get in touch and our healthcare professionals will advise you on the best course of action.
What to do if the pain is severe or worse than usual?
If you experience menstrual pain that is severe or worse than normal and none of the above are easing the pain, we suggest you get in touch with a doctor or pharmacist so they can advise whether you require further treatment or tests.
Directions for use
Always follow the instructions in this leaflet or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. If you are unsure, consult them for clarification.
Take the tablets whole with water, either with or after meals. Make sure you do not crush or chew them.
Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest duration of period cramp tablets to manage your symptoms while minimising side effects.
First day of treatment: Begin with two tablets (500mg); if necessary, take one tablet (250mg) after 6-8 hours.
Second and third day of treatment: Take one tablet (250mg) every 6-8 hours if needed.
During each menstrual cycle, do not exceed the maximum dosage of three tablets a day for more than three days.
Possible side effects:
- Allergic reactions, indicated by swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, airways, or body; difficulty breathing or wheezing; coughing up blood; skin reactions like hives (pale/red raised skin with severe itching), itchy skin rash, blood spots, bruising, skin discolouration, raised purple rashes, red skin patches, bumpy rashes, blisters, or dermatitis (skin shedding, itching, swelling).
- Severe skin rash with flushing, blisters, or ulcers (Stevens-Johnson syndrome); a severe rash with reddening, peeling, and swelling of the skin resembling burns (toxic epidermal necrolysis); blistering of skin when exposed to sunlight (pseudoporphyria).
- Serious cardiovascular events like heart attack or stroke.
- Gastrointestinal issues such as ulcers or inflammation in the stomach or gut, leading to indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, vomiting, or black tarry stools (signs of bleeding and perforation of the stomach and intestines); worsening of colitis and Crohn's disease (pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, weight loss); vomiting blood or dark particles resembling coffee grounds; pancreatitis (causing fever, stomach pain, sickness).
- Sudden shortness of breath, chest pain, or nausea, indicating hyperkalemia.
- Meningitis symptoms like stiff neck, headache, vomiting, fever, sensitivity to light, and confusion.
- Liver problems, evident by yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice); fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, pale coloured stools (hepatitis shown in blood tests).
Potential side effects:
- Stomach or gut issues like heartburn, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence, indigestion, abdominal discomfort, or pain.
- Blood disorders leading to illnesses such as anaemia or an increased risk of infections.
- Mental health concerns such as difficulty sleeping (insomnia), abnormal dreams, depression, confusion, or hallucinations.
- Nervous system symptoms like fits or seizures, dizziness, headache, light-headedness, drowsiness, pins, and needles or numbness of hands and feet, difficulty concentrating, or forgetfulness.
- Eye and ear problems, including changes to eyesight, eye pain, changes to hearing (ringing in ears or loss of hearing), and vertigo (spinning sensation).
- Heart and circulation issues like swelling of hands, feet, or legs (oedema), palpitations, high blood pressure, problems with blood circulation or damage to blood vessels (signs include chest pain, tiredness, shortness of breath, feeling faint, and general pain).
- Chest problems such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, pneumonia, or lung swelling.
- Urinary problems, including blood in the urine and kidney issues.
- General symptoms like thirst, fever, fatigue, sore mouth or mouth ulcers, muscle pain or weakness, difficulties for women in getting pregnant, sweating, and hair loss.
Important information to consider before taking Accord Period Pain Reliever
- If you have an allergy to Naproxen or any of the ingredients in this medicine.
- If you are allergic to aspirin, ibuprofen, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), or if you have experienced asthma symptoms skin swelling, runny nose, wheezing, or rash when taking these medications.
- If you have a history of stomach or duodenal (gut) ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, or have had two or more episodes of stomach ulcer, perforation, or bleeding.
- If you suffer from severe liver, kidney or heart failure.
- If you are in the last three months of pregnancy, avoid taking this medication and consult a doctor instead.