Is it safe to take Midol with Lialda and UC?

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   Posted 2/21/2009 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that Aleve is a no-no with UC, so I've been using Tylenol instead which I'm told is okay. But it hasn't been doing much for my menstrual cramps and I'm wondering if Midol would be okay to take.
Thank you for any input.

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   Posted 2/21/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It's safe as long as you are not sensitive to caffeine. But if I am not mistaken, I think there is a caffeine free Midol on the market.
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   Posted 2/23/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Make sure to check the ingredients to see that there aren't any NSAIDs in the Midol. I know that a couple of the formulations of Pamprin do have NSAIDs, but the one I use doesn't.
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   Posted 2/23/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I take the Midol that has acetaminophen (Tylenol) in it and yes, it does have caffeine. I only take a dose or two per month, when absolutely necessary.
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   Posted 2/23/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Advil used to always do the trick for my cramps before UC. Then after UC I tried, "Tylenol Women's". It was ok, but I started not being able to find it in the stores. Not sure if they still make it or if you could find it in a store near you. Now I take "Pamprin". It's Tylenol based and is usually right next to the Midol. The caffeine in Midol makes my heart race and I feel jittery. Pamprin is asprin and caffeine free.
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