Meftal 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 Meftal can include the symptoms below;
Loss of appetite,
Bloody, black, or tarry stools,
Decreased frequency or amount of urine,
Increased blood pressure,
Lower back or side pain,