Typically I would use a simple ibuprofen capsules to treat my menstrual issues. However, I have had so much success with the other Excedrin varieties that I decided to give these a try. I did have good relief from the menstrual cramps and hormonal headaches. I did not however see any change in the amount of bloat I had. While I was pleased with the results from these tablets, I believe you can get equal relief from basic ibuprofen capsules at a much lower cost. Effectiveness Comparable to taking ibuprofen, these tablets eased the cramping and headaches associated with my menstrual time. I had little stomach upset from these, which is nice when there are so many other issues going on! Ease of Use The tablets, while a bit oversized, were not so large that you could not swallow them. The coating was gentle and did not irritate my stomach. Two caplets every few hours was easy to remember. Immediacy These worked nicely to relieve my cramps and helped to ease my hormonal headaches. As for the bloating, these did little to relieve that, but being rid of the menstrual cramps and headache was enough for me.