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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Mefenamic Acid (Overview)

Mefenamic acid is a pain medication.


Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
101 doctors shared insights

Mefenamic Acid (Overview)

Mefenamic acid is a pain medication.


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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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Is mefenamic acid + famotidine usually prescribed for heel pain?

Is mefenamic acid + famotidine usually prescribed for heel pain?

Not commonly: Mefenamic acid is a nonsteroidal-antiinflammatory medication, and Famotidine is a stomach acid medication. Antiinflammatories are commonly used in treating heel pain, but your combination is the first I have heard of this.Talk to your pharmacist or prescribing doctor for more info. ...Read more

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I didn't know i had allergy with mefenamic acid that caused my lips to be black.I used all balms but nothing happened. What can I do?

I didn't know i had allergy with mefenamic acid that caused my lips to be black.I used all balms but nothing happened. What can I do?

Reaction: I would first start with a dermatologist who might have an idea if this is an allergic reaction or something totally different. They might even want to biopsy. ...Read more

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How does mefenamic acid work for menstrual cramps?

How does mefenamic acid work for menstrual cramps?

NOT: This drug does not work for menstrual cramps. This is use for patient with menorrhagia. It could be use for the first days of your period and decreases the amount of menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on solpadol & diclofenac for pain,need to double dose, & top up w/ metamizole & mefenamic acid - still pain?

Can you tell me if on solpadol & diclofenac for pain,need to double dose, & top up w/ metamizole & mefenamic acid - still pain?

Very unwise move: Do not combine NSAIDs because of the significant increase for serious GI and kidney toxicities. Combining pain meds is also a dangerous idea. What is the source of the pain? If it is musculoskeletal, see a rheumatologist and do not self medicate. ...Read more

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May i know the side effect of pontein mefenamic acid to a pregnant women? Thanks

May i know the side effect of pontein mefenamic acid to a pregnant women? Thanks

Category C: This medication is category c meaning that benefits need to outweigh risks of use. There aren't any studies specifically on it's use during pregnancy but other medications in this same class of drugs causes early closure of a very important duct in the baby's heart. So it certainly should not be used in the last 2-3 months of pregnancy. ...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

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