The drug is sold under the trade name Midol by Bayer and is advertised as a therapy for PMS-related symptoms and menstrual pain. However, the manufacturer’s website states that it only contains non-specific medications including caffeine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), antihistamines (for the treatment of allergies), and analgesics (pain relievers). All of these medications are safe for men to use.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol), the principal component of the original Midol (now known as Midol Complete), is a safe and efficient painkiller and fever reducer for both men and women, according to WebMD. For those with liver illness or severe alcohol consumption, it is not advised. In addition, Midol Complete contains caffeine, which can be found in coffee, tea, and a variety of soft drinks, as well as the antihistamine pyrilamine maleate, which according to Bayer lessens PMS-related bloating, anxiety, and irritability. However, according to Web MD, its primary application is the management of cold and allergy-related symptoms.
Naproxen and ibuprofen, two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), are present in Midol Extended Relief and Midol Liquid Gels. NSAIDS are helpful in treating a variety of ailments that affect males, including headaches, backaches, arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, as well as female menstruation cramps, according to MedicineNet.
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