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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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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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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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Ponstel (mefenamic acid) for really bad cramps ok?

Ponstel (mefenamic acid) for really bad cramps ok?

Yes: Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is a drug frequently used for menstrual cramps. No drug works for every woman. ...Read more

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Do I need a prescription 4 ponstel (mefenamic acid)?

In the us you do: In the United States you will need a prescription. Different countries handle things differently. ...Read more

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Is ponstel (mefenamic acid) for really bad cramps ok?

Is ponstel (mefenamic acid) for really bad cramps ok?

Yes: Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is a drug frequently used for menstrual cramps. No drug works for every woman. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mefenamic acid overdose?

What is the treatment for mefenamic acid overdose?

Treat condition: Treat the conditions which occur from the overdosage from evaluation in er. ...Read more

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Is the prescription drug ponstel (mefenamic acid) popular?

Is the prescription drug ponstel (mefenamic acid) popular?

Making a comeback: Popular might be a stretch. It is an older medication commonly used for cramping with periods. For awhile it was difficult to find in a lot of pharmacies, but is now more available. ...Read more

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Can mefenamic acid and acyclovir be taken at the same time?

Ask your pharmacist: It is best to ask the prescribing doctor and also the pharmacist who fills the prescription. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take mefenamic acid while I am under my hypertension medication?

Is it OK to take mefenamic acid while I am under my hypertension medication?

FDA package insert.: In the US, the FDA mandates that each prescription be dispensed with a "package insert" describing the medication's dosing, uses, side effects, & contraindications. According to that insert, patients should have told their doctor about hypertension before taking Mefenamate. If you did, it should be OK to take. If you stop/start any meds, tell your doctor (again) that you're taking Mefenamate. GL. ...Read more

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Can I take co amoxiclav and mefenamic acid at the same time? Cause I'm having a hard time because of my UTI..

Can I take co amoxiclav and mefenamic acid at the same time? Cause I'm having a hard time because of my UTI..

I know: Of no reasons why not except Mefanamic acid along with other NSAIDS is not of much use in treating pain from a UTI!

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Taking tranexamic and mefenamic acid. Scared of side effects and clots forming elsewhere. Should I be worrying or is this safe?

Taking tranexamic and mefenamic acid. Scared of side effects and clots forming elsewhere. Should I be worrying or is this safe?

Check with doctor: Both of those medications have blood clot as a possible adverse side effect. Myself, I've never put patients on both at the same time. Check with you doctor as he/she knows your personal history and possible risk factors. ...Read more

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I am currently on mefenamic acid due to heavy flow. It does lighten my flow however it seems to be making my flow longer. Is this normal?

I am currently on mefenamic acid due to heavy flow. It does lighten my flow however it seems to be making my flow longer. Is this normal?

Probably alright: This can be a possible side effect of the medication as it may affect the way your body reacts to the coagulation or clotting of your blood so may be prolonged some and in experience over time have seen this in many patients. Sometimes the actual bleeding changes in its flowing from you so this may seem longer as well. Hope this helps some if bad check with your provider. ...Read more

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Advise ponstel (mefenamic acid) for period cramps?

Advise ponstel (mefenamic acid) for period cramps?

Is there a question: Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is a drug commonly used for menstrual cramps. What would you like to know about the drug? ...Read more

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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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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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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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