There are plenty of "pink" painkillers on the market.
I presented five popular ~pink painkillers~, and an unbranded alternative. I asked Lucy to explain the ingredients, and how effective they would be at combating period pain.
The first thing to understand is how period pain works.
1. Panadol Period Pain
2. Nurofen Express Period Pain
3. Feminax Ultra
4. Boots Rapid Period Pain Relief
5. Feminax Express
6. Value Health Ibuprofen
The caffeine in the above Panadol product isn't especially effective.
Feminax Ultra is slightly stronger than the others.
But over half the above drugs are "essentially the same".
If you want a cheaper version of the ibuprofen lysine tablets, Tesco has them for £1.80 for 12 tablets – 50% less than any of the pink ones above.
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