Women's health

Heavy periods

(Menorrhagia)

  • Also known as
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

Top Medications for Heavy periods according to our users

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All Medications for Heavy periods

  • Laxative > Bulk-producing

    • Metamucil
      (Psyllium)
      Over-the-counter

      The natural psyllium fiber in Metamucil (Psyllium) does more than relieve constipation. It lowers cholesterol, keeps blood sugar levels healthy, and makes you feel less hungry between meals.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Liquid
  • Pain reliever > Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)

    • Naproxen
      Prescription or OTC

      Aleve (Naproxen) works well for mild to moderate pain and inflammation, and it lasts longer than other NSAIDs.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Delayed release tablet
      • Liquid

Progestin

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