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How long to wait to consume alcohol after taking 500mg mefenamic acid?

How long to wait to consume alcohol after taking 500mg mefenamic acid?

6 hours+: Wait at least 6 + hours. Better yet, if this Rx is for an ongoing multiple therapy, wait until the course of meds have been completed in its entirety. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Alcohol and/or smoking hash while taking perscribed ponstel (mefenamic acid) ok?

Alcohol and/or smoking hash while taking perscribed ponstel (mefenamic acid) ok?

Alcohol hash: Takingbalcohol in moderation is socially accepted — this should be fine. Smoking hash is of no benefit and has is an illegal substance in many instances — so do not smoke hash. ...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 the 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

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What is the side effect of taking ponstel (mefenamic acid)?

What is the side effect of taking ponstel (mefenamic acid)?

As any NSAID: Not a drug to take lightly (neither is aleeve, advil, (ibuprofen) Motrin ect.). All non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents have potential for many disturbances. If no longer use these drugs long term. The most concerning is sudden and without warning stomach bleed, heart events, and kidney failure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mefenamic acid overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Mefenamic acid overdose?

Mefenamic acid O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Sx's of overdose may include: "extreme tiredness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds, black, tarry, or bloody stools, slowed breathing, coma (loss of consciousness for a period)" REF: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a681028.html ...Read more

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What happens if I were to take 28g of mefenamic acid (two packets of 28 500mg tablets) would that kill me?

What happens if I were to take 28g of mefenamic acid (two packets of 28 500mg tablets) would that kill me?

Bad idea: Listen, Marie. These are thoughts you should not be having. You can find something better than death anywhere. Your mind is playing a cruel trick on you. You should talk with your personal physician about thoughts of suicide. Talk treatment, medication, and/or intervention in a life situation can turn your life around. If you're losing control, call 911. Please do this for yourself. Best wishes. ...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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