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What is Midol?

Midol is a combination, over-the-counter (OTC) drug used to relieve menstrual symptoms, including cramps and bloating. Combination OTC drugs for menstrual symptoms generally include both a pain reliever and a diuretic -- a medication that relieves bloating by causing your body to release excess fluids. Midol contains acetaminophen as a pain reliever and caffeine as a diuretic. Midol is a brand name medication, though generic equivalents are available as well.

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