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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Took 3 200mg of Advil 8hrs ago, can I switch to 500mg of ponstel?

Took 3 200mg of Advil 8hrs ago, can I switch to 500mg of ponstel?

Yes, but watch GI: Given the half life of ibuprofen (advil), it would be nearly gone by 8 hours out. So you could switch to ponstel. But they should not be regularly combined like this. Once for a switchover is OK but mixing NSAIDs risks serious gastrointestinal side effects. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Ponstel allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ponstel allergy?

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

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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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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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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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Advise ponstel (mefenamic acid) for period cramps?

Advise ponstel (mefenamic acid) for period cramps?

Is there a question: Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is a drug commonly used for menstrual cramps. What would you like to know about the drug? ...Read more

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How effective is ponstel (mefenamic acid) for period cramps?

How effective is ponstel (mefenamic acid) for period cramps?

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

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Is ponstel (mefenamic acid) effective for painful periods?

Is ponstel (mefenamic acid) effective for painful periods?

Ponstel (mefenamic acid): Yes Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is used for painful periods and in most cases it is quite adequate. ...Read more

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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

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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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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?

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

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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

Dr. Sewa Legha
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