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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...