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Acetaminophen relieves pain from cramps by blocking the feeling of pain in the central nervous system. While its actions are not fully understood, acetaminophen appears to work by blocking cyclooxygenase enzyme, which is known to cause pain. Unlike other pain relievers, acetaminophen does not reduce inflammation.

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