What is the difference between Pamprin Multi-symptom and Pamprin Max?

Pamprin Multi-Symptom and Pamprin Max differ in the combinations of ingredients they contain. Pamprin Multi-Symptom contains a pain reliever (acetaminophen) a diuretic or fluid eliminator (pamabrom), and an antihistamine (pyrilamine maleate). Pamprin Multi-symptom treats cramps, headaches, backaches, muscular aches, bloating, water-weight gain, and irritability.

Pamprin Max contains two pain relievers (acetaminophen and aspirin) and because it includes caffeine as its diuretic it is effective at relieving fatigue along with other menstrual symptoms. The amount of caffeine in Pamprin Max roughly equals that in one cup of coffee. Doctors recommend that you avoid caffeinated drinks while taking this medication.

Ask your doctor or a pharmacist which Pamprin brand best suits your needs.

Continue Learning about Analgesic

What are the risks of using opioid analgesics to treat pain?
Diana MeeksDiana Meeks
Opioid analgesics, such as morphine and codeine, are the primary treatment for acute pain. A person ...
More Answers
What analgesic drugs may be prescribed for irritable bowel (IBS) symptoms?
William B. Salt II., MDWilliam B. Salt II., MD
Analgesic drugs that are used in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be classified as non-na...
More Answers
What type of narcotics or opioid analgesics will I be given after surgery?
Stuart A. Linder, MDStuart A. Linder, MD
Most commonly in my practice is the use of a combination of acetaminophen and codeine. Vicodin is us...
More Answers
What should I avoid while taking analgesics?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Until you know how you will react to analgesics, you should not drive or operate any heavy machinery...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.