Generic Meftal, Mefenamic Acid

Mefenamic Acid is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is prescribed to help provide short-term relief from mild to moderate pain, such as dental pain, menstrual pain, muscle or joint pain, etc.

Generic Meftal, Ponstan, Ponstel

Mefenamic acid

Meftal, Meftal-P

10

Blue Cross Laboratories

Tablet, Dispersible Tablet

250 mg, 500 mg

India

Mefenamic Acid

Uses
Mefenamic Acid is used for the treatment of fever, arthralgia, myalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post operative pain and pain during menstruation.
How it Works
Mefenamic acid is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Mefenamic acid works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Mefenamic acid works by blocking the effect of natural chemicals called cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes. These enzymes help to make other chemicals in the body, called prostaglandins. Some prostaglandins are produced at sites of injury or damage, and cause pain and inflammation. Mefenamic acid works by blocking the effect of COX enzymes, fewer prostaglandins are produced, which causes pain and inflammation to be eased.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Mefenamic Acid can include the symptoms below; Bloody urine, Increased thirst, Indigestion, Itching skin, Loss of appetite, Bloody, black, or tarry stools, Decreased frequency or amount of urine, Heartburn, Increased bleeding, Increased blood pressure, Lower back or side pain, Nausea, Pale skin.
Introduction
Mefenamic Acid is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat pain at all levels. This drug does not contain any steroid and hence it has less side-effects compared to other medicines. It can also help during menstrual pain and prevent blood loss from the body.
Use
This drug works by blocking the substances that lead to inflammation in the body. All kinds of pains that are related to inflammation can be reduced with the help of this drug. It is generally used to treat short-term pain. The drug can be used for multiple diseases that effect effects to the body and cause pain due to its anti-inflammatory nature. Inflammation caused in the joint of adults and children can also be reduced by the use of this drug.
Dosage and administration
It is available in the form of tablets and are available in 250mg and 500mg form. It should be consumed orally along with water. The correct dose that is to be taken mainly depends on a number of factors and the doctor or pharmacist would prescribe the proper dosage for you after a medical checkup. Patients are prescribed this drug according to their age and severity of their respective condition. Other medical conditions should also be informed to the doctor during the medical check up.
Warning
It is always best to inform your doctor about any allergy you have. Some compounds present in this tablet can give rise to other problems as well therefore precautions have to be taken. People who are extra sensitive to aspirin should not use this drug.Patients who are suffering from kidney problems, heart problems, or ulcers in the stomach should avoid using this drug.The physician should be informed of your complete medical history as doing so can reduce the chances of any side effects.
Side effects
There are certain side effects related to the consumption of this drug. Excessive use of the medication can lead to the following problems; Feeling of nausea, Pain is experienced in the stomach region, Bleeding also takes place in the stomach, In rare cases, a person may also enter into a coma state.Other side effects are The feeling of drowsiness, blood pressure is increased and There is a chance of kidney failure.
Storage
Mefenamic acid has to be kept at room temperature. Mefenamic acid has to be kept away from children and pets. Mefenamic acid also has to be kept away from extreme heat, moisture and cold.

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