Period Pain

Period pain affects over half of women and can be a regular annoyance, interrupting daily routines. Cramps occur when the muscle wall of the womb contracts and compresses the blood vessels in the womb. This reduces oxygen supply, causing the release of prostaglandins which trigger the pain.


  • Cramping in the stomach that spreads to the back and thighs, starting around the time the period is due

How can I manage period pain?

Some women find heat from a hot water bottle or a bath can relieve the symptoms. Gentle exercise such as yoga or swimming can help and wear loose clothing that does not restrict the lower abdominal area; painkillers are also effective to relieve symptoms.

Product Recommendation

Try Solpadeine Plus soluble tablets for fast relief. Ask your pharmacist for more advice.

Solpadeine Plus Capsules, Solpadeine Plus Tablets, Solpadeine Plus Soluble Tablets and Solpadeine Max Soluble Tablets contain paracetamol, codeine phosphate hemihydrate and caffeine. Solpadeine Max Tablets contain paracetamol and codeine phosphate hemihydrate. Solpadeine Migraine Ibuprofen & Codeine Tablets contain ibuprofen and codeine phosphate hemihydrate. Solpadeine products should be taken for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin alone. Products containing codeine can be addictive and should be used for a maximum of three days. Solpadeine Headache Soluble Tablets contain paracetamol and caffeine – a mild analgesic and antipyretic formulated to give extra pain relief. Always read the leaflet.