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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 ›
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
Ponstel allergy: Ponstel (Mefenamic acid) is a nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www. Rxlist. Com/ponstel-drug. Htm ...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
Which is the best medicine against severe toothache? I used to take ponstel (mefenamic acid), but this time it doesn't work at all.
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
Ponstel (mefenamic acid): This really depends on the country you are in. Check with your pharmacy/chemist and they will advise. ...Read more
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
My 17 month old boy has a fever and is still 38.6 I gave him Nurofen and Ponstel, but not getting it lower than mentioned. Should I be concerned?
Pretty Effective: All of the standard nsaid's are fairly effective for menstrual cramps. This would not be my choice of an NSAID for this indication as I believe that it has more GI side effects. You might consider Ibuprofen or naproxen. All of these meds should be used cautiously as they can cause GI ulcers. Probably should have to take for more than 4 or 5 days. If you need them for more than this, see your dr. ...Read more
Hi, my husband has type 2 diabetes; hypertensive (on pradaxa). Came home today feverish, with fever of 38. I’d like to give him ponstel. Is it safe?
Possible drug: Interaction. Using dabigatran (Pradaxa) with mefenamic acid (ponstel) may increase the risk of bleeding. ...Read more
Ponstel (mefenamic acid): Yes Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is used for painful periods and in most cases it is quite adequate. ...Read more
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?
Baby 7 months GP diagnosed viral throat infection Medication Zithromax, Rinex+Mucospect, Adco Mefenamic Acid. 2 days now baby not feeding milk, only purity, but very minimum, I can't tell if it's throat or teething gums, please advise?
Time to rethink meds: Any infant with a "viral" sore throat does not need an antibiotic and Zithromax can cause gastrointestinal irritation and poor feeding in anyone at any age. I see no reason for any of the other listed meds either with this diagnosis. The problem that will get baby in trouble is dehydration, which will happen if fluid needs aren't met. This may be from the meds. ...Read more
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