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Doctor insights on: Mefenamic Acid Tonsillitis

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Dr. Robert Knox
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Tonsillitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the tonsil tissue, which can be either an acute or chronic process. Most of the time, it is caused by infection. In the acute phase, most cases of tonsillitis are viral. Once the problem extends beyond 10 days, it typically ...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

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Is it safe to jump from using branded Mefenamic Acid to a generic counterpart? Cos' generic is cheaper.

Is it safe to jump from using branded Mefenamic Acid to a generic counterpart? Cos' generic is cheaper.

Reliable lab?: It should be safe. National laws differ and there are greedy folk who'd break the law anyway. But, trust has a beneficial role - so if the lab is a licensed entity - yes you should be safe. I hope you do well. ...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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