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Mefenamic Acid 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
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?
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
Mefenamic acid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/mefenamic_acid.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
What if my friend overdose more then 6 tablets of pontalon each contains 250mg of mefenamic acid ?
Drug overdose: Call your Poison control center.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not okay: Yes, it enters breast milk.Get a more detailed answer ›
Or your regular doc: Your pediatrician or internist can prescribe the medication as well as a gynocologist. ...Read more
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
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
Aderal : No relashionship.Get a more detailed answer ›
1mg ?: I would think nothing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I took mefenamic acid 1 hour ago and the pain is still there. Can i take another medicine? What medicine can you prescribe?
Can I take 50mg of Diclofenac and then 250mg Mefenamic acid at the same time or on the same day? how long do I need between the 2?
Which is the best medicine against severe toothache? I used to take ponstel (mefenamic acid), but this time it doesn't work at all.
Does generic medicine have the same potency of branded medicine? I was wondering if generic Mefenamic Acid will work the same as Ponstan brand.
Yes: Generic medications have the same active ingredients as trade mark medications so the therapeutic effect is the same. ...Read more
In the us you do: In the United States you will need a prescription. Different countries handle things differently. ...Read more
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
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
Ponstel (mefenamic acid): This really depends on the country you are in. Check with your pharmacy/chemist and they will advise. ...Read more