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What's the use of mefanamic acid?

What's the use of mefanamic acid?

Anti-inflammatory : Mefenamic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It has analgesic properties similar to other nsaids and is used as an adjunct for pain relief. ...Read more

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Any better medication for periods than mefanamic acid.?

Any better medication for periods than mefanamic acid.?

Many: That is a good NSAID type drugs but sometimes another may work better for cramps. There are a number of treatments that may help, including non-drug treatment like exercise, heat, massage, alternative therapy and a anti-cramp belt called ziivaa. ...Read more

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What does ponstel (mefenamic acid) do?

What does ponstel (mefenamic acid) do?

Pain relief: Ponstel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory mediation. It is used the same as aspirin, motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc. ...Read more

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How much mefenamic acid is an overdose ?

How much mefenamic acid is an overdose ?

1.5 Gm: You should not take more than 6 250mg tablets per day and take no longer than 1week. Overdosage is variable depending upon your underlying medical conditions. ...Read more

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Could i take mefenamic acid with codromal?

Codromal?: Please resend your question regarding Ponstel ( mefenamic acid). I don't know what codromal is. ...Read more

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Could you take mefenamic acid with codromal?

Uncertain: I have been unable to find any information that refers to a drug called "codromal". Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from overdosing on mefenamic acid tablets!?

Not easily but: It can cause GI problems thjat can lead to bleeding that may not be able to be resolved and death can ensue. This is not something to od on but why would you want to take more that the right amount os any drug at all. See a doctor soon to discuss you concerns. ...Read more

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What could cause me to be allergic to rocephib and mefenamic acid?

What could cause me to be allergic to rocephib and mefenamic acid?

Some: People develop allergies due the creation of immune response to the drug on first exposure. The immune response produces antibodies to the drug. When re-challenged with the same drug the antibodies recognize the drug as a foreign and release large some of histamine to fight the foreign body ...Read more

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Could mefenamic acid tablets stop bleeding?

Could mefenamic acid tablets stop bleeding?

Mefenamic acid: Mefenamic acid is used in treatment of menstrual cramps, heavy menstrual bleeding & PMS. ...Read more

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Do I go to the gyno to get ponstel (mefenamic acid)?

Do I go to the gyno to get ponstel (mefenamic acid)?

Or your regular doc: Your pediatrician or internist can prescribe the medication as well as a gynocologist. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ponstel (mefenamic acid)?

What are the side effects of ponstel (mefenamic acid)?

Similar to aleve (naproxen): Mefenamic acid (ponstel) belongs to the non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) such as aleve, (naproxen) Motrin etc..Common side effects: abd pain, anorexia, diarrhea, nausea, gastritis/ulcers/bleeding, flatulence, constipation, and less commonly low blod count, renal failure, allergic reaction etc..Use smallest effective dose for shortest time possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many grams of mefenamic acid can I take for toothache?

Not ideal medication: Even though there are better nsaids for toothache the initial dose should be 500mg and then 250 every 6 hours. Do not exceed 7 days. ...Read more

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Took mefenamic acid --are there any side effects for this?

Took mefenamic acid --are there any side effects for this?

Limited: Side effects are mostly limited to stomach upset. Every person is different but major side effects are rare. ...Read more