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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

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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I have a child with fever that did not come below 39c after patacetamol, what is the best medication to add. Ibruprofen or mefenamic acid?

I have a child with fever that did not come below 39c after patacetamol, what is the best medication to add. Ibruprofen or mefenamic acid?

Ibuprofen: It is a good anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic (reduces temp). Mefenamic acid is good for reducing pain and swelling for peri-menstrual complaints and possibly migraines. It is not recommended for a child. ...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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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

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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. I 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 of time)" 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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I took mefenamic acid 1 hour ago and the pain is still there. Can I take another medicine? What medicine can you prescribe?

I took mefenamic acid 1 hour ago and the pain is still there. Can I take another medicine? What medicine can you prescribe?

Infected: This sounds like the spread of an infection from the tooth into the face and gums. This needs antibiotic treatment. You should see a dentist quickly about this and you may eventually need a root canal. ...Read more

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Can mefenamic acid cause reye syndrome?

Can mefenamic acid cause reye syndrome?

Probably not: Reye's syndrome is rare now because it was found to be due to Aspirin given to "bring down the fever" there are still occasional appearances of the disease unassociated with Aspirin but I have never seen a reference to the substance in your question. ...Read more

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Does mefenamic acid lead to reye syndrome?

Reye syndrome: Reye syndrome typically occurs after a viral illness, and is associated with the use of Aspirin during the illness. Mefenamic acid and Aspirin belong to the family of nsaids or non steroidal inflammatory drugs, it can possibly lead to reye syndrome. ...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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Is ponstel (mefenamic acid) good for really bad cramps?

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

Yes, but...: In the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, it is a good choice for muscular pain. However, beware the side effects on the gastrointestinal tract which are severe and related to increasing dose. These medicines would best be taken on a full stomach and at as low dose possible to achieve pain relief. ...Read more

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Can you take mefenamic acid and calpol and nurofen together?

Can you take mefenamic acid and calpol and nurofen together?

NO: Taken together will cause GI irritation. Use only one and even then, potect your stomach with Pepcid, Prilosec (omperazole) or Nexium (esomeprazole) ...Read more

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Can I take tranexamic acid and mefenamic acid at the same time?

Can I take tranexamic acid and mefenamic acid at the same time?

No: These are similar medications that work in the same way. One should take one of these following the instructions for use provided by the prescribing doctor exactly as directed ...Read more

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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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Is it true that I need a prescription to buy ponstel (mefenamic acid)?

Ponstel (mefenamic acid): This really depends on the country you are in. Check with your pharmacy/chemist and they will advise. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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