Period pain is a common problem which can occur during menstruation. It can also be caused by menorrhagia or endometriosis.
- Majority of women experience it
- Can last for 2-3 days
- Easy to treat with hormonal pill
Dealing with period pain isn’t always easy, and sometimes pain relief can’t get the job done. At Treated.com, our UK-based pharmacy stocks a range of safe and reliable treatments which can help.
2 treatment(s) for Period Pain
Period pain is something which almost every woman will encounter at some point in their lives. Others may even experience it on a frequent basis. While many women will normally endure small amounts of pain during menstruation, sometimes this pain will be more intense and uncomfortable than usual. It might be caused by heavy bleeding, also known as menorrhagia; or the presence of a condition, such as endometriosis, whereby tissue in other parts of the body starts to develop a lining like the womb.
Each month, the reproductive system undertakes various processes in order to get ready for pregnancy. One of these involves the buildup and shedding of the lining of the uterus. A fertilised egg latches onto this lining and begins its development into an embryo. However, when fertilisation does not take place, this wall covering sheds and is discharged via menstrual bleeding.
Muscular movements around the womb are required for this shedding to take place, and this can restrict the flow of blood and oxygen to various points, resulting in the release of chemicals called prostaglandins. These chemicals then cause pain and inflammation to occur, and make these muscular contractions even more severe, causing further discomfort.
In the body, this particular process involving the buildup and discharge of the womb lining is managed by a hormone called progesterone. When the presence of this hormone drops, the uterine lining builds up and sheds, and this process can sometimes result in pain in cases where stiffer muscle contractions are required.
Both Primolut N, which is a medicine made by Bayer, and Utovlan, by Pharmacia, temper this process by supplementing levels of this hormone with norethisterone, their active ingredient. This results in the uterine lining developing and being released in more manageable amounts, so that less exertion is required on the part of the muscles in the womb, and as a result, less pain is felt.
When you buy treatment for period pain online, it is important to ensure you do so from a registered pharmacy. Our service is staffed by experienced professionals, who will handle your order with the utmost care and safety. All the products we stock are either branded medications or licensed generics, we only ever source items from reputable suppliers or the manufacturers directly.
Getting help for period pain isn’t always easy or convenient to do in person, which is why we offer a secure and confidential online consultation service. Once you have completed our questionnaire, a doctor will assess your answers and issue a prescription if your treatment is safe. Your order will then be passed onto our dispensing pharmacy who will prepare and ship your order. Every order is shipped by special courier, so you can expect to receive your treatment within one working day.
Types of Treatment
We provide two treatments for the specific purpose of relieving period pain, and these are Primolut N and Utovlan; although period delay treatment Norethisterone is also useful for this purpose. Each product contains a synthetic version of a natural hormone, called progesterone. The treatments function by temporarily altering the way the body manages the lining of the uterine wall.
How do they work?
The process of menstruation is managed in the body by progesterone. When levels of the hormone drop, the lining of the uterine wall builds up and subsequently sheds if fertilisation does not occur. In Primolut N and Utovlan, the artificial hormone keeps this growth and exuviation under control, and reduces feelings of pain and discomfort.
What are the side effects?
These two medicines contain the same ingredient, but the side effects they induce may be slightly different. Common side effects across both include headache, reduced menstrual bleeding and ‘spotting’ between periods. View the respective product pages for more information.
Can I take them with other medications?
Be aware that these medications may interact with the efficacy of other products. Let your doctor know if you are using any other treatments during consultation.
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What’s the difference between the medications?
The only significant difference between Primolut N and Utovlan is the company which makes them. Bayer manufactures and markets Primolut N, while Pharmacia makes Utovlan. They both contain the same active ingredient and perform the same function.
Should I take Primolut N or Utovlan?
If you want help fighting period pain, then these products can help. Which you one you use may be determined by what you’ve used before, and whether or not it was successful.
Are there different side effects?
Even though they are essentially the same medicine, the side effects associated with each may be slightly different. Take a look at the product pages to find out more.
Is it right for me?
Discover if our treatments for period pain can help you by taking a short questionnaire. Your responses will be examined by a qualified doctor, and once approved, we’ll have your medication at your door within just one working day.
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